New Zealand Certificate in LIGHT Automotive Engineering (LEVEL 5)



Training Fee

Automotive Duration

Automotive Cost


13 months

$662 excluding GST


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Designed in consultation with industry, this programme will provide experienced light vehicle automotive technicians with the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively carry out complex system fault diagnostics on light vehicles, including cars, light commercial vehicles and light trailers, and facilitate the repairs.

The training programme includes a mix of practical training and assessment, undertaken in the workplace, and eLearning, allowing you to complete theory elements of the programme at your own pace. You will have access to videos, interactive simulations and theory assessments, which can be easily accessed at any time and from any device – mobile phone, tablet or PC.


Learning outcomes include:

  • Oversee team responsibilities and ensure compliance with legislative and company requirements to maintain a safe and effective light automotive engineering workplace
  • Apply advanced technical skills and operational knowledge to diagnose complex system faults in mechanical and electronic light vehicle systems
  • Determine repair solutions and monitor and control the repairs in mechanical and electronic light vehicle systems.


To enrol in this programme you must be employed full-time in the industry and have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 4), or provide evidence of equivalent skills and knowledge; and have the ability to provide technical guidance to other automotive technicians within the workplace.


The training fee for 2023 will be - $662 (excluding GST).


Download the Light Vehicle (Level 5) brochure PDF - 828 KB


MITO – Te Pūkenga and Inspiring Futures Foundation are delighted to be offering scholarships for eligible applicants covering the programme fee of this programme.

Applications close 5pm Friday 15 September 2023. 

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