NCEA Level 2 Courses

Manufacturing & Technology

Introduction to the Automotive & Mechanical Engineering Industries

Prepare for a career in the automotive and engineering industries and achieve NCEA Level 2.

If you are a 16-19 year old* & feel that school isn’t right for you, then check out this option!

After completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Perform general checks on a motor vehicle
  • Select & identify tools used in the automotive industry
  • Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry including safe welding principles, fabrication & machining under supervision
  • Service engines such as motorbikes or ATV's
  • Groom vehicles
  • Mask, prime, fill & sand repairs in the motor body industry under supervision
  • Demonstrate health & safety practises in a work environment

As well as completing the industry recognised pre-trades qualification you can expect to develop life and employability skills to make you more attractive to any potential employer. You will also have the opportunity to gain workplace experience from a work placement in the motor industry. Plus, we like every student to leave with a drivers licence (which we pay for) to make you more employable once you have completed the course.

Literacy & numeracy can be a stumbling block for many learners and that’s why all of our courses include support & assistance in reading, writing & numbers - relevant to your training.

26 Weeks, Monday – Friday 9.00am – 3.15pm


14 Bridgman Street, Dunedin

NCEA Level 2

80 credits

Start dates

Courses start all year round. Please contact Dunedin Training Centre for further details.

*Course Fees & Eligibility

FREE for 16-19 year olds. To participate in this course & qualify for fees-free training under the Youth Guarantee initiative, students must:

  • be 16-19 years of age at the start of enrolment
  • be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency
  • be prepared to study full time in level 1-3 programmes
  • not be enrolled in school or a Youth Guarantee programme simultaneously