Introduction to automotive engineering micro-credential



Training Fee

Automotive Duration

Automotive Cost


5 Months

Free until 31 December 2024


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This micro-credential is designed for individuals who have left secondary school and are interested in working in the automotive industry. From tools and equipment, through to vehicle systems, components, and safe work practices, you will gain the foundation knowledge required to gain an effective introduction to the industry or explore a potential career pathway.

Smaller than a qualification, micro-credentials certify achievement of a specific set of skills and knowledge and are approved by NZQA. 

You will complete unit standards online via eLearning, and will have access to videos, learning activities and course assessments, which can be easily accessed at any time and from any device – mobile phone, tablet or PC.


Learning outcomes include:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of good work habits and safe work practices in the automotive industry
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tools and equipment used in the motor industry
  • Demonstrate knowledge of petrol and diesel engines
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drivelines and final drives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of steering and suspension systems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of automotive tyres and wheels
  • Demonstrate knowledge of brake systems.


There is no training fee for this programme until 31 December 2024.


Download the Introduction to Automotive Engineering Micro-credential brochure PDF - 252 KB


To enrol in this micro-credential please complete this form. Please note, you must have left secondary school to enrol.

If you are still at secondary school and wish to gain introductory automotive knowledge, please ask your careers advisor about MITO's StartUp® programme.