Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering (Level 4) - TTAF funded


Online with block courses in Dunedin or Cromwell 


Online, night classes and block courses 

Anytime - contact EngTrades@op.ac.nz

Build on the skills and knowledge you gained in the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

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

During this programme, you will learn how to safely and effectively diagnose and repair electrical and electronics faults in a range of vehicles. 

Plus, you’ll be able to study for free due to the Government’s Trades Training and Apprenticeship Fund.

Career opportunities

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

Entry requirements 

If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.

You will study
Course name Level Credit
Effective Workplace Maintenance and Safety 4 15
Steering and Suspension 4 15
Braking and Electronic Control 4 15
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning 4 15
Starting, Charging and Batteries 4 20
Petrol Fuel and Emission Control Systems 4 15
Body Control Electronics and System Software 4 20
Safety Systems 4 15
High Voltage Systems 4 15
Driveline Systems 4 15
Diesel Fuel and Emission Control Systems 4 15
Electrical Systems 4 15
Total    190
For more information

Please email EngTrades@op.ac.nz

Programme leader: Hamish Miller: hamish.miller@op.ac.nz  | 03 4796115


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.