Automotive Technologies

We are home to a quality automotive programme where you'll get the best training and the chance to work with the latest methods and technology.

After finishing this course of study and further completing an apprenticeship, your skills will be in great demand as a mechanic or vehicle service technician working on all kinds of vehicles depending on your specialisation, from cars and trucks to heavy industrial diesel machines like diggers, forklifts and front end loaders.

Automotive Staff Profiles

Potential Jobs

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

Once you are qualified, there is also an opportunity to open your own business and become self-employed.

JobAverage salary»
Light Vehicle Automotive Technicians  Up to $20 per hour (1-2 years' experience)
$21-$30 per hour (2-5 years' experience)
$29-$37 per hour (senior or supervisor level)
Heavy Vehicle Automotive Technicians $26-$39 per hour (depending on experience)

»Sourced from April 2019

Why choose MIT?

Studying Automotive and Vehicle Technology at Manukau Institute of Technology means you will get the right start to your career because our workshops are industry standard and lecturers are industry experienced. We will prepare you with work-ready skills to help you get the job, apprenticeship and career that you want.

Here at the Engineering and Trades, we have strong relationships with the automotive industry, giving you greater access to work experience opportunities while studying, apprenticeship placements and ongoing job opportunities after graduation.

Plus we offer extra scholarships and apprenticeships through the Maori and Pasifika Trades Training Initiative.


The following programme is available in this area of study: