If you've always loved trucks and like the idea of fixing and servicing them, this is the course for you.
This Level 4 course teaches you the skills and knowledge you need to become fully qualified as an automotive engineer, specifically for heavy road transport vehicles.
Learn how to diagnose problems, service and repair, and get up to speed with the latest automotive technologies and new generation hi-tech, hi-spec vehicles.
To do this course, you find a full-time apprenticeship with an employer, where you get plenty of hands-on workshop experience working on vehicles. Toi Ohomai manages your apprenticeship and provides ongoing mentoring and support throughout your training. In your own time, you complete online assignments that get you to describe and demonstrate your practical learning.
As a Toi Ohomai student you still have access to all our campus facilities. Most importantly, our qualified tutors 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||Oct 2019 View more details|
4 years part-time
This course is only open to students who are working at an automotive engineering workplace and who are starting an apprenticeship.
|Indicative Fees||$1,346 per year for domestic students View full fees information|
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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||$1,346 per year for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
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.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||21 Oct 2019|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||17 Feb 2020|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||30 Mar 2020|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||18 May 2020|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||13 Jul 2020|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||31 Aug 2020|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||19 Oct 2020|
- 4 years part-time
- This course is only open to students who are working at an automotive engineering workplace and who 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)