Study Transport and become a fully competent and highly capable heavy vehicle licence holder. Learn everything you need to know about operating heavy vehicles from commercial road transport regulations to route planning and communication.


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

With a transport qualification from Otago Polytechnic, you will graduate with the ability to join the road transport industry as a heavy rigid vehicle or heavy combination vehicle operator. 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.

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

Interested in a career in automotive engineering?

Interested in a career in automotive engineering?

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

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