Enrolments are now open for the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Parts and Accessories (Level 3).

Designed in consultation with industry, MITO’s new training programme will provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to effectively carry out parts and accessories merchandising operations in an automotive environment.

MITO Chief Executive Janet Lane says “The launch of this training programme brings increased training opportunities to the automotive industry and reflects MITO’s ongoing commitment to workforce development. We’ve worked in close consultation with industry, drawing on their subject matter expertise to develop and deliver a new and innovative programme that meets their specific training requirements. This programme will ensure ongoing benefits for automotive parts and accessories merchandising businesses and their customers.”

The training programme includes new industry-approved unit standards incorporating both on-the-job practical learning in the workplace and eLearning - allowing trainees to complete theory elements in their own time using a mobile phone, tablet or computer. It will ensure learners can understand automotive vehicle systems, apply fundamental sales techniques and carry out department operations including the sourcing, storing and selling of automotive parts and accessories – all leading to superior customer support.

The training programme is expected to take 22 months to complete and is open for enrolments for those currently employed in the sector. The 2019 programme fee is $450 (ex GST).