The selection of automotive programmes cover the essential knowledge and skills required by the motor industry including work and study skills, knowledge of sales, automotive administration, protection of vehicle electronics, knowledge of vehicle systems and components, and automotive workshop engineering skills.

Qualifications and Certifications

    • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) with strands in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical, and Collision Repair (level 2) (80 credits)



The National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (level 2) depending on the chosen strand has unit standards covering the following:

  • Automotive Administration
  • Automotive Electrical and Electronics
  • Automotive Transmission Systems
  • Automotive Workshop Engineering
  • Business Information Processing
  • Engines
  • Motor Industry - Introductory Skills
  • Retail and Distribution Core Skills
  • Service Sector - Core Skills
  • Automotive Fuel Systems and Exhaust
  • Automotive Preventive Maintenance
  • Vehicle Bodywork
  • Vehicle Braking Systems
  • Vehicle Steering and Suspension
  • Work and Study Skills

Employment and Further Training

These programmes provide thorough grounding enabling progress to specialist qualifications in Automotive Industry like:

  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) (level 3)
  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Vehicle Servicing) (level 3)
  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Body) (level 3)

These programmes allow graduates to gain employment or apprenticeships in Automotive Industry in areas like:

  • Automotive Electrical Repairs
  • Automotive Mechanical Repairs
  • Collision and Body Repairs
  • Automotive Parts Sales
  • Automotive Workshop Reception


Entry Criteria and Costs

All applicants must meet Qualification specific entry criteria and TEC eligibility criteria - please contact your nearest Skills Update branch for details.

Programmes are generally free of cost for applicants who meet TEC eligibility criteria.  





The Automotive course is available at the following campuses: