NCEA Vocational Pathway (Automotive) (Level 2)

This programme is designed for youth to provide knowledge, skills and attitudes required to pursue a career or further education in the Automotive industry.
The programme offers learners National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 aligned with Manufacturing and Technology vocational pathway.

Key Info


Level 2


26 weeks full time




NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident


Kelston, Papakura, Mangere


Zero Fees

Course Details

The programme is aimed at young people who want pursue careers that are active in nature like fire, police, security and sports. The programme has a practical, hands-on focus covering unit standards in emergency response, security and sports along with communication skills, numeracy and literacy. Learners will gain NCEA (Level 2).

This programme consists of unit standards relating to the following areas:
• Motor vehicle systems;
• Automotive workplace requirements;
• Hand tools and workshop equipment;
• Performing minor servicing and tuning tasks;
• Protecting vehicle electronics;
• Terminology used in the automotive sector;
• Literacy and numeracy.

Zero Fees

• NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident.
• 16-19 years of age at the time of commencing study.
• Not hold NCEA level 2 or similar qualifications.
• Enrolment is also subject to an interview process.


This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3).


This qualification can lead to apprenticeships in the automotive engineering field or supervised entry level roles in the industry.

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Intake Dates


2020- July, September


2020- February, April, June, September, November


2020- February, April, June, August, November

What are the benefits

This programme is designed for youth enabling them to achieve NCEA level 2 in an automotive industry context.

It is an ideal starting point for those who want to pursue a career as an automotive mechanic or technician. There are great job opportunities in the Automotive industry in NZ.

This is a full-time programme which generally runs Monday to Friday, helping to prepare you for entering the workforce or further studies once you graduate.

Eligible youth learners will have access to additional support like travel allowances, safety gear and uniforms.

Students testimonials

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"Since I have started this course I’ve met a lot of great people who pursue the same dream as mine and help each other to strive for the best."


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