Study Transport, and you'll gain the industry-specific skills you need to work in a wide range of roles in the motor industry.

A woman working in the engine bay of a vehicle wearing safety glasses

Learn everything you need to know about operating heavy vehicles from commercial road transport rules and regulations to health and safety, technical fuel-efficient driving, route planning and communication, and loading and unloading procedures.

Become a qualified Automotive Technician and open opportunities for yourself to pursue senior positions in a heavy automotive workshop.

The biggest point of difference at Otago Polytechnic is the practical experience you’ll gain as you study. You will be fully supported in your workplace learning through workplace visits, supervised assessments, and regular one-on-one communication.  

Transport qualifications


Continue developing your career in the automotive industry by learning how to safely and effectively diagnose and repair faults that are commonly encountered on heavy vehicles. This programme is ideal for learners who are starting, or already doing, an apprenticeship in the workplace.


4 Years Part-time


Studied alongside an apprenticeship



Career potential

Qualified Automotive Technician specialising in heavy vehicles

Study automotive engineering

Study automotive engineering

Become a mechanic, automotive engineer, repair technician or workshop foreman.

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