NCEA Vocational Pathway (Automotive) (Level 2)

Prepare for a mechanical automotive engineering career with this starter course focused on introductory trade skills. Gain NCEA Level 2 alongside the theory and practical skills that will enable you to work in entry-level jobs in automotive workshops.

Key Info


Level 2


26 weeks


3 hours per week (Papakura)


Eligible Domestic Students


Mangere, Papakura, Christchurch, Henderson


Zero Fees

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Course Details

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.

The purpose of this programme is to help students gain NCEA Level 2 alongside foundation automotive engineering skills, which will open doors to entry-level jobs in the trade, further study at level 3 (e.g., the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering Level 3). or an apprenticeship.

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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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