A new training programme for the automotive industry has been launched by MITO. The New Zealand Certificate in Coachbuilding (Level 3), provides learners with knowledge of fundamental automotive engineering vehicle systems, and the skills required to complete basic assembly, fit parts and components and carry out minor repairs on coaches, motor homes and caravans.

“We enjoyed collaborating with MITO to develop this programme, working to ensure that the content meets the specific training requirements for our industry,” says Kevin Newton, President of the Recreational Vehicle Industry of New Zealand.  

“We are passionate about providing a career pathway for our people. This qualification will give learners a worthy goal to work towards, as well as equipping them with the specific skills required to excel in the industry.”

MITO Chief Executive Janet Lane says, “We look forward to supporting learners on their career journey in the coachbuilding industry and working in partnership with the sector to develop and grow their workforce with a nationally recognised qualification.”

This innovative training programme takes 19 months to complete, with ongoing pastoral care from MITO throughout the duration of the programme. Combining on-the-job practical learning with eLearning, learners are able to complete the theory elements of the programme in their own time, from their own device. 

“The eLearning component of this programme is fantastic,” says Kevin. “In this day and age, it doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing, having the ability to complete training online is an absolute necessity.”

“We really welcome this development,” Kevin says. “The launch of this programme is incredibly exciting for our industry.”

View the programme outline