New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Road Transport) (Level 4)

Specialise in heavy automotive engineering and complete your apprenticeship through WelTec. Enjoy access to expert advice and practical tutorials from our tutors while you work. You’ll do block courses and study part-time in the evenings with other apprentices.

Heavy Automotive Engineering (Road Transport)

Be prepared to service and repair trucks, buses or heavy trailers. Carry out tuning of multi-cylinder four stroke diesel engines, diagnose and repair vehicle faults, work on transmissions, steering, suspension and braking systems. Check cab safety and inspect towing systems.

  • Designed for those working as a heavy automotive apprentice
  • Inspect vehicles for mechanical, electrical and electronic fault
  • Heavy engine repair
  • Diagnose and fix faults
  • Heavy and light vehicle electrics
  • Identify and control workshop hazards


Entry criteria

All students must be employed in an appropriate automotive job full-time to complete this programme, as well as the below criteria:

Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3), or relevant skills and experience.

Further study options

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6)

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