Programmes Overview

What we provide

We offer fees free pre-apprenticeship training, we have helped every learning type. Once achieved you will have the skills and confidence to service and carry out minor repairs then jump into a Level 4 automotive apprenticeship. Why wait? Take the leap and look below to learn more.


in Automotive Engineering
Level 3

Move Up a Gear

To become a mechanic. You must complete both Level 3 and Level 4 certificates in Automotive Engineering. Combined that is 320 credits! At roughly 10 hours of study and practice per credit that works out to be 3,200 hours. Your first 120 credits are the hardest as you have little exposure and experience in the automotive trade. Learning on the job is hard work for you, and those supporting you. Instead of working 40 hours a week and juggling 1200 hours of study. Come to Endeavour Technical Training we give you a safe environment to gain the knowledge in the classroom and hone your skills in the workshop. The Level 3 Certificate in Automotive Engineering gives it's graduates an overview of the systems and mechanisms in the automotive trade as well as the skills and knowledge to perform confidently in a workshop safely and efficiently.      

We use our industry contacts to get your foot in the door and get you working. Check out our Success stories to see how we have helped others just like you into the industry.


Pre-Apprenticeship in Automotive Engineering
Level 3

NZQA - NZ3097

​​What to know before you show:

  • CREDITS: 120 Credits (42 Weeks) No Priors 

  • TIMES: Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 3:30pm

  • PREREQUISITES: No prior training require. Motivation is key.

  • AGE: 16 years old and above (15 year old's may be eligible, conditions apply)

  • COST: Fees free, free steel cap boots and free travel (location dependent)


Student Living Allowance may be available (conditions apply)

What to bring when you show:

  • Identification (birth certificate or passport)

  • Bank account number

Pre-Apprenticeship Automotive Engineering
Training Schedule

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Demonstrate knowledge of good work habits and safe work practices in the auto industry.

Demonstrate good work habits and safe work practices in the automotive industry.

Identify emergency procedures in the motor and related industries.

Demonstrate knowledge of welding in the motor industry.

Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application.

Demonstrate knowledge of motor industry engineering tasks.

Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry.

Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application.

Clean automotive components.

Demonstrate knowledge of automotive cooling systems and engine coolant.

Service an automotive cooling system.

Demonstrate knowledge of petrol and diesel engines.

Demonstrate knowledge of an electronic fuel injection (EFI) system.

Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle emissions.

Demonstrate knowledge of the operation of a diesel fuel system.

Demonstrate knowledge of basic tuning on a four stroke petrol engine.

Carry out basic tuning on a four stroke petrol engine under supervision.

Remove and refit intake and exhaust system components.

Disassemble, inspect, and reassemble an engine short block under general supervision.

Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle or machine batteries.
Service an automotive battery.

Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and testing of automotive electrical circuits.

Test and repair automotive electrical circuits.

Rectify simple vehicle lighting faults, and adjust vehicle lamps.
Remove and replace motor vehicle lamps.

Demonstrate knowledge of automotive charging and starting system.

Protect electronics when servicing or repairing a vehicle or machine in the motor industry.

Identify a wiring diagram and translate information to a circuit in the motor industry.

Demonstrate safety precautions on vehicles fitted with air bags and/or seatbelt


Demonstrate knowledge of ignition systems.

Demonstrate knowledge of an automotive air conditioning system.

Balance wheels off a vehicle in the motor industry.
Demonstrate knowledge of interchanging and balancing road wheels in the motor industry.

Demonstrate knowledge of brake systems.
Demonstrate knowledge of hydraulic brake system fault diagnosis.

Demonstrate knowledge of steering and suspension systems.

Service a brake system on a vehicle or machine.

Bleed a hydraulic brake system.

Service steering and suspension systems on a vehicle or machine.

Service a vehicle or machine.