New zealand Certificate in Heavy automotive Engineering
with strand in Materials Handling Equipment



Training Fee

Automotive Level

Automotive Duration

Automotive Cost

3 and 4

4 Years

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Materials Handling equipment is used for moving and storing materials, goods and products. This programme is designed for those interested in servicing and repairing this equipment, including electric and non-electric forklifts and other fuel or electric powered machinery.

This programme includes a mix of workplace practical learning and online learning - allowing you to complete theory elements in your own time and at your own pace. You can access online learning resources, including videos, interactive simulations and online theory assessments, at any time and from any device – mobile phone, tablet or computer. Real-time results and progress reports are available through MITO’s online portal to both you and your supervisor. 


This programme is designed to teach learners the skills they need to:

  • Follow workplace policies, procedures and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in an automotive workshop
  • Use tools and equipment to complete basic workshop engineering tasks
  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service engine, and driveline systems
  • Check operation of, and perform minor repairs on, electrical and electronic systems
  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service steering, suspension and brake systems
  • Monitor the workplace and respond to issues as required to maintain a safe and effective workplace
  • Apply the appropriate precautionary measures when servicing and repairing high risk heavy automotive systems
  • Service and repair all electric and non-electric forklifts and other fuel or electric powered machinery.


This training programme is eligible for two years' free industry training. Click here for details on eligibility. If you are not eligible, you can contact MITO for details on training fees. 


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If you are currently employed in the automotive industry and your employer is able to support your training programme, contact MITO to take hold of your career.