New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Vehicle Mechanics




2 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification provides the heavy automotive engineering industry with individuals who have attained the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively diagnose and repair faults that are commonly encountered on heavy vehicles or machines, including road transport, plant and equipment, agricultural equipment or materials handling contexts.

This qualification is designed for people working in the industry as heavy automotive engineers.

Graduates of this qualification can work independently and may take some responsibility for monitoring the workplace.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Learners must be eligible to undertake industry training organised through MITO, and must be employed in an automotive workshop in a role which enables them to meet the graduate outcomes of the qualification, and have signed an apprenticeship training agreement. Entry is subject to the approval of MITO. This will be determined on the basis of discussion between MITO, the employer and the learner. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on the date the programme starts, and must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3) [Ref 3097], or equivalent skills and knowledge, prior to enrolment

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2 Years

Tuition Fees

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 4703555
Fax: (09) 470 3556

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

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