NZ Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering – Road Transport Strand [Level 4]

Study Options



4 years


Level 4


NZ Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering – Road Transport Strand [Level 4] is a nationally recognised qualification with 16 courses (240 credits).  The expectation is that the apprentice will complete 60 – 70 credits per year and 4 – 5 courses per year.

Night school and block courses are delivered in EIT Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti as part of the programme.  These are designed for the apprentice to complete work that they cannot fulfill at their place of employment eg. ‘Electronic Brake and Stability Control Systems’.



Starts February, April, July and October


A prerequisite for entering into this qualification is the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering [Level 3] or equivalent.

The apprentice must be employed full-time.




EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.