OSTC Automotive (Motor Industry) (Level 2)

If you’re at secondary school and want to learn some practical, hands-on skills that will help you on your career pathway, you can learn at our Otago Secondary Tertiary College (OSTC).
If you're interested in vehicles, working with your hands and fixing things, then the motor industry could be for you!

  • Strip and reassemble single and multi-cylinder engines
  • Remove and refit car and body equipment
  • Service and repair vehicles
  • Build and test electrical circuits
  • Make small electronic devices 

What could I do next?

  • Study a New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3) at Otago Polytechnic
  • Gain an apprenticeship for paid, on-the-job training 

Where could this take me?

  • Automotive Engineer
  • Motorcycle Technician
  • Mechanic 

We are part of Te Pūkenga

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, 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, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.


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.