New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Road Transport), (Plant and Equipment)
Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Level 4) (Road Transport), (Plant and Equipment)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    1 October 2023
    20 January 2024
    1 April 2024
    1 July 2024
    1 October 2024


    1 October 2023
    20 January 2024
    1 April 2024
    1 July 2024
    1 October 2024
  • Length

    Apprenticeship programme, varying lengths

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2023: $177-$353 per course

    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


If you are servicing and repairing heavy road transport vehicles, this managed apprenticeship programme is for you.

heavy automotive

On successful completion of this programme you will benefit by having an automotive qualification that recognises progression through the industry, as well as increased skills and knowledge to help you increase your job performance. You will be capable of working in a self‐managed capacity and may have some responsibility for the work of others.

You can take  this programme after completing the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3). You can also do it if you have attained equivalent Level 3 skills and experience gained from working within industry, and wish to study towards a formal qualification.

You will need to be in a permanent employment agreement as part of your study in the programme.

This allows you to integrate practical on-site learning with tutorial learning at NMIT. This apprenticeship is a partnership between you, your employer, and NMIT.

You will learn:

  • Effective workplace maintenance and safety
  • High risk automotive safety systems
  • Safe and effective service
  • Repair of vehicles in the context of road transport (trucks, buses, heavy trailers and combination units) – engines,
  • Transmissions
  • Steering and suspension
  • Electrical
  • Foundation and auxiliary braking systems,
  • Hydraulics
  • Towing systems
  • CoF inspections standards
  • Cab safety
  • Body control systems.








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