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Automotive industry

Kaimahi Hiko a-Waka

Automotive jobs may be for you if you are interested in:

  • vehicles, vehicle parts, engines, and electrical systems
  • working with tools, machinery and equipment
  • problem solving, diagnosing faults, and finding out how things work
  • repairing and maintaining things
  • sales and customer service.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Useful school subjects

For entry into automotive trades training useful subjects at NCEA Level 2 include:

  • maths
  • physics
  • English
  • technology

Students can also take part in a secondary school automotive training programme called Startup. The programme includes both theory and practical components, so students can gain NCEA credits as well as practical work experience. Students can also gain the Level 1 National Certificate in Motor Industry (Foundation Skills).

Find out more

NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation (MITO)
(04) 494 0005

Updated 20 Nov 2012