New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 4)

Learn how to safely and effectively diagnose and repair faults that are commonly found on light vehicles including cars, light commercial vehicles and light trailers. This qualification is ideal for learners who are starting, or already doing, an apprenticeship in the workplace.

About the programme

This qualification is ideal for learners who are starting, or already doing, an apprenticeship in the workplace. 

During this programme, you will gain the industry-specific skills you need to work in a wide range of roles in the motor industry. You will learn how to safely and effectively diagnose and repair faults that are commonly encountered on light vehicles including cars, light commercial vehicles and light trailers. 

You'll graduate as a Qualified Automotive Technician. 

Courses

Course name Level Credit
Effective Workplace Maintenance and Safety 4 15
High-Risk Automotive Systems Safety 4 10
Engine Systems 4 15
Fuel and Emissions Systems 4 10
Driveline Systems 4 15
Transmission Systems 4 15
Climate Control 4 15
Vehicle Safety Systems 4 15
Body Control Systems 4 15
Wiring Systems 4 15
Braking Systems 4 15
Suspension Systems 4 15
Steering Systems 4 15
Wheels and Tyres 4 15
    200

 

Further study options 

Graduates could progress to the New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 5) if they wished to continue studying or alternatively would be qualified to take on senior positions in an automotive workshop.

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.