Further your expertise in the world of automotive engineering with our apprentice focussed courses, specialising in Road Transport.
Both specialisations will allow you to become a fully qualified automotive engineer, ensuring New Zealand’s big rigs or heavy machinery are safe and functional.
With the Road Transport Strand, you’ll learn how to diagnose problems, service and repair heavy vehicles and get up to speed with the latest automotive technologies.
To maximise you're learning, this course does require a full-time apprenticeship with an employer, where you'll get plenty of hands-on workshop experience. Our qualified tutors will also visit you regularly to assist with your learning and keep in touch with your employer.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Road Transport) (Level 4)
|Next intake||Aug 2021 View more details|
4 years part-time
This course is only open to students who are already working in the industry are starting an apprenticeship.
|Indicative Fees||No tuition fees (TTAF funded) for domestic students View full fees information|
|Eligibility||View entry criteria|
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- Heavy automotive engineer
- Positions involving service and repair in a range of heavy automotive engineering workplaces
Topics you'll cover
- Effective Workplace Maintenance and Safety
- CoF Inspections and Vehicle Recovery
- Multi Cylinder Diesel Engines
- Diesel Engine Intake and Exhaust Systems
- Diesel Engine Injection Systems
- Diesel Engine Emission Control Systems
- Heavy Vehicle On-road Clutches and Transmissions
- Heavy Vehicle On-road Drivelines and Final Drive Assemblies
- Heavy Vehicle On-road Suspension and Chassis Systems
- Heavy Vehicle On-road Steering Systems
- Heavy Vehicle On-road Starting, Charging and Lighting Systems
- Heavy Vehicle On-road Foundation Brake Systems
- Heavy Vehicle On-road Pneumatic Brake Systems
- Heavy Vehicle On-road Electronic Brake and Stability Control Systems
- Heavy Vehicle On-road Cab and Body Control Systems
- Heavy Vehicle On-road Telematics and Hybrid Systems
|Indicative Fees *||No tuition fees (TTAF funded) for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
This course qualifies for free tuition fees under TTAF. (Course materials and equipment not included). There's no need to do anything extra - simply apply for the course and we'll take it from there.
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
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
- hold a Level 3 qualification in Automotive Engineering, or have evidence of equivalent skills and knowledge, AND
- be employed in a heavy automotive engineering workplace, which is operating at a commercially acceptable industry standard.
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.
- Your employer will need to sign a training agreement with you and Toi Ohomai.
- It is recommended that you gain a current first aid certificate before the course starts, and gain a Class 4 licence before the end of the course.
English language requirements
Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 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
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||30 Aug 2021|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||18 Oct 2021|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||14 Feb 2022|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||28 Mar 2022|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||16 May 2022|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||11 Jul 2022|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||29 Aug 2022|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||17 Oct 2022|
- 4 years part-time
- This course is only open to students who are already working in the industry are starting an apprenticeship.
Further Study Options
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Level 5) (under development and/or pending approval)