Automotive (Level 2)

If you’re interested in vehicles, working with your hands and fixing things, the motor industry could be for you!

Location: Cromwell

Delivery: One day a week for the school year.





What will I do?

> Strip and reassemble single and multi-cylinder engines

> Remove and refit car and body equipment

> Service and repair vehicles

> Build and test electrical circuits

> Make small electronic devices


What could I do next?

> Study a New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3) at Otago Polytechnic

> Gain an apprenticeship for paid, on-the-job training


Unit standards covered in this course


Unit Standard OSTC Automotive Engineering (Level 2) Credits level Version
229 Identify the general locations and functions of motor vehicle systems and main components 4 2 10
247 Prepare a vehicle and/or machine for use and shutdown after use 2 2 9
248 Describe an apprenticeship employment agreement for the automotive and related industries 1 2 9
21668 Demonstrate knowledge of cleaning automotive components 2 2 2
21671 Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry 4 2 2
21674 Demonstrate knowledge of terminology used in the motor industry 2 2 1
21676 Select test equipment and test an automotive electrical circuit 4 2 3
21679 Demonstrate knowledge of interchanging and balancing road wheels in the motor industry 2 2 2
21685 Use an oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry 3 2 1
21690 Perform general servicing checks on a motor vehicle 3 2 2
21701 Demonstrate knowledge of exterior and interior motor body parts and trim in the motor industry 2 2 3
  Total 29    


We are doing our best to ensure that this information is accurate.  However, there may be some content changes to our programmes, and all our programmes will run subject to demand and capacity. 

I’m keen! What do I do now?

Go and have a talk to your School’s Career advisor and mention this course with Otago Polytechic.

They will be able to take you through the application process or help with any further questions.

For more information about OSTC, visit


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.