You’ll get plenty of hands-on practice during this practical automotive course. Starting with the basics, you’ll develop a full range of skills to service and repair all makes and models.
We’ll show you how to disassemble, measure and reassemble an engine. You’ll also service engine transmission and driveline systems, and brake, steering and suspension systems.
From there you’ll learn how to check and perform minor repairs on electrical systems, electronic control systems, and learn about high voltage safety and climate control systems.
You’ll also learn how to weld and carry out valuable engineering tasks. There’s plenty of project-based training, supported by highly skilled and qualified tutors who know how to create confident, capable automotive engineers.
If you’re interested in the managed apprenticeship option, you’ll benefit from our full support for both you and your employer while you train at level 3, through to level 4, and on to being fully qualified. You’ll come out with well-developed diagnosis and repair skills as well as customer service and workshop management skills.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)
|Locations||Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Tokoroa, Whakatāne|
|Next intake||Feb 2022 View more details|
1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
2021 Youth Guarantee places are now full.
|Indicative Fees||$7,022 for domestic students View full fees information|
|Eligibility||View entry criteria|
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Graduates will be prepared for employment in entry level positions in the automotive industry.
Topics you'll cover
You'll cover all the fundamental principles of automotive engineering, with integrated and project based training supported by highly skilled and qualified teachers.
- Automotive Workshop Safety
- Basic Workshop Engineering Tasks, Tools and Equipment
- Engine Systems
- Driveline Systems
- Electrical and Electronic
- Starting and Charging Systems
- Electronic Controls, High Voltage Systems and HVAC
- Brake Systems
- Steering and Suspension Systems
|Indicative Fees *||$7,022 for domestic students|
|Course related costs||
Approximately $600 for safety footwear, apparel and google chromebook.
Take advantage of our early bird fees for your 2022 study. Enrol by 3 December 2021 and you’ll pay the 2021 tuition fees. Conditions apply.*
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There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
- have 10 credits in each of literacy (reading and writing) and numeracy at NCEA Level 1, OR
- be able to demonstrate suitable knowledge and skills.
A Class 1 full drivers licence is recommended, however a Restricted or Learners Licence is acceptable. In circumstances where all other entry criteria are met, applicants without a licence will be considered. Students without a licence will be advised to obtain one during the course.
If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.
Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
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Course Locations and Intake Information
2021 Youth Guarantee places are now full.
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||21 Feb 2022|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||21 Feb 2022|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||21 Feb 2022|
|Tokoroa||Tokoroa Campus||21 Feb 2022|
|Whakatāne||Whakatāne Campus||21 Feb 2022|
- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- 2021 Youth Guarantee places are now full.