If you love cars, trucks and motorbikes, and want to kick-start your career in the automotive industry, TPP’s NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering is perfect for you. You’ll learn all about engines and their systems, workshop safety fundamentals, electrical and electronic principles. 

Your automotive engineering training will cover everything you need to know to get started in the automotive industry and our strong partnerships with local businesses and industry representatives will help you get a foot in the door to a great automotive engineering career.

As well as providing a great stepping-stone, this programme is also a good option for people who want to learn the basics so they can work on their own cars, trucks, bikes or boats.

  • Level:
    3
  • Credit Value:
    120
  • Awards:
    NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Method of Study:
    Full time
  • Holiday Duration:
    5 weeks
  • Teaching Duration:
    35 weeks
  • Total Duration:
    40 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February 2021
  • End Date:
    November 2021
  • $6,432
    Free fees may apply, refer 
    to www.tpp.ac.nz/freefees

  • Domestic Breakdown
  •   Tuition Fee:
    $6,432

Core Elements

Graduates of this qualification will be able to apply the knowledge and skills in relation to topics such as:

 

 

 

  • Automotive workshop safety;
  • Basic workshop engineering tasks, tools and equipment;
  • Engines; engine systems; driveline systems;
  • Electrical and electronic principles; starting and charging systems; electronic controls, high voltage systems and HVAC;
  • Brake systems, steering and suspension systems.

Further Study Paths

  • NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering - Light Vehicle (level 3 and Level 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Collision Repair Non - structural Repair (level 3 and level 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Automotive Refinishing (level 3 and level 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering (level 3 and level 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (level 3 and level 4) with strand in Road Transport
  • NZ Certificate in Heavy Automotive (level 3 and level 4) with strand in Agricultural Equipment
  • NZ Certificate in Heavy Automotive (level 3 and level 4) with strand in Plant and Equipment
  • NZ Certificate in Heavy Automotive (level 3 and level 4) with strand in Materials Handling Equipment
  • NZ Certificate in Motorcycle Engineering (level 3 and level 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology (Level 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Outdoor Power Equipment (Level 3 and level 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Heavy Wheel Alignment (level 4)

Career Opportunities

Career options may be:

  • Automotive engineering technician
  • Automotive heavy engineering technician
  • Road transport –agricultural-plant and equipment technician
  • Automotive electrical engineering technician
  • Motorcycle engineering technician
  • Outdoor power equipment servicing technician
  • Power boat servicing technician

It is also a useful qualification for other motor industry occupations, such as:

  • Automotive parts person
  • Service station attendant
  • Automotive dismantler
  • Motor vehicles salesperson

Entry Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 10 credits in literacy and numeracy at NCEA Level 2, or be able to demonstrate suitable knowledge, skills or work experience.

  • Applicants aged 20 years or above who do not meet the academic entry requirements, but who can demonstrate their skills, education and / or work experiences, may be eligible for special admission.
  • Be physically capable of meeting programme requirements.
  • Students must be physically capable of meeting programme requirements. Applicants are also required to attend an information session where students must demonstrate their ability, interest, motivation and commitment to succeed in the programme.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5 with no band lower than 5.

Special Notes:

Where students meet the entry criteria and the programme is over-subscribed, the following will apply in order:

  • Applicant accepts offer of place by returning their signed learner agreement
  • Applicant is waitlisted

Disclaimer

This is a Safety Sensitive Programme