New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

The automotive industry is continually changing, and there is a high demand for qualified automotive technicians. Build a strong foundation with this practical automotive course. Learn how to repair and service light motor vehicles from qualified and experienced tutors. Don’t miss this opportunity to fulfil your professional dreams – enrol with us now!

Key Info


Level 3


60 weeks (Part-Time)
40 weeks (Full-Time)


8 hours per week


Eligible Domestic Students




$4,772.00 (inc. GST) or zero fees for eligible students.

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Course Details

What are the benefits

This level 3 certificate has been designed to provide the automotive industry with people who can service light vehicles e.g. cars. As such, it can support you into a job in an automotive workshop and assist you to gain an apprenticeship.

Study can be undertaken either full-time or part-time, allowing for flexible study around your work and home commitments. Practical learning can be completed both at our onsite workshops and through industry placements.

This course is suited to those interested in learning new mechanical and electrical skills, as well as those thinking about automotive engineering as a career. You will graduate from this level 3 programme with the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform confidently as a light motor vehicle trainee mechanic. This course also pathways to an apprenticeship in automotive engineering at level 4.


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Students testimonials

I have learnt a lot through this course and I am a full time employee of VTNZ I am enjoying the course every bit and would like to excel on to my level 4 automotive.


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