Automotive and Vehicle Technology

With the constant advances in automotive technology, working with vehicles is a challenging and stimulating career choice.

Skilled workers are in demand as motor mechanics, auto electricians, panelbeaters, vehicle service or motor body repair technicians. You could be working on any type of vehicle, from cars and trucks to heavy industrial machinery and even diesel or electric railway locomotives.

Whatever your specialty, it's vital that you learn to understand varied and complex automotive electrical and mechanical technology, and keep up with the latest developments.

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Potential Jobs

There are shortages of people in these jobs, so chances of getting are job are good.

JobAverage salary»
Automotive Electrician

$15-$18 per hour (1-2 years’ experience)

$18-$30 per hour (more than 2 years’ experience)

Light Vehicle Automotive Technicians$15 - $37 per hour
Heavy Vehicle Automotive Technicians$26-$38 per hour

The work force for automotive refinishers is relatively stable, so chances of getting a job are average.

JobAverage salary»
Automotive Refinisher$20 - $30 per hour                

»Sourced from careers.govt.nz January 2017

Why choose MIT?

Our qualifications in automotive technology and electrics give you all the training you need to test, repair, maintain and build automotive vehicles and their systems. Plus, you'll get valuable practical experience in our fully-equipped workshops.  

Our Faculty of Engineering and Trades has strong relationships with businesses and motor Industry Training Organisations, giving you greater access to work experience opportunities while studying, apprenticeship placements and ongoing job opportunities after graduation.

Our motorsport facility is conveniently located in Pukekohe, for those aiming to enter the motorsport industry as part of a pit crew. With the Pukekohe Park Raceway a short drive away, you can take advantage of the action and even race your specially modified vehicle at the end of your training.