New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering
Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

  • We are evolving

    From 1 October 2022, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    20 February 2023


    20 February 2023
  • Length

    40 weeks full-time: 35 teaching weeks plus 5 holiday weeks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2023: $7,286 plus $240 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Free programme.

It is a great time to join the automotive industry with the exciting developments in vehicles.

This programme is eligible for fees-free funding through either the Youth Guarantee, First Year Fees Free, or an internal NMIT scholarship. Our staff will automatically review each application to ensure the appropriate fees-free funding is applied, student levy will be included.


This programme aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop core automotive engineering skills in preparation for a career in the automotive industry.

This is a popular programme with limited places.

The automotive industry is rapidly changing. In the early 2000s commercial vehicles had between one and four electronic modules. Today 20 to 50 modules is common place.

Today the automotive industry can provide a clean, technically challenging and constantly changing career. No two days can be the same and industry needs more capable automotive technicians.

If you like variation in your work, this is the career for you.

On this programme you will learn in the workshop or a classroom three days a week, starting at 8am, and two days a week you will be in a work placement. You will need to find your own workplace placement. 








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