Study Automotive Engineering and Commercial Road Transport at SIT

Be a mechanic, panelbeater or heavy transport driver with a qualification from SIT.

Truck Driving & Commercial Road Transport

The SIT Transport and Logistics Training Hub offers specialised training and qualifications for students to develop professional skills driving trucks. The Certificate in Commercial Road Transport is an NZQA Level 3 certificate designed to give you both licences and real industry experience. You'll get real work placements with transport companies from around Southland, the skills and knowledge of relevant transport and health & safety law and practise, as well as gain the licences and endorsements you need for employment in the industry.

Automotive Engineering

SIT's Automotive section has a large well-equipped workshop with equipment including a suspension and brake test lane, vehicle hoists, test equipment and a purpose built Dyno Cell incorporating a Mainline 1200 AWD dyno, tractor dyno and engine dynos. We offer pre-trade certificates in Automotive Engineering, Automotive Heavy Trades and Collision Repair. Students spend three days per week on campus at their course, plus two days per week on work placements which provides real world experience and often leads to apprenticeships.

Programmes in Automotive & Road Transport at the Invercargill campus

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

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Automotive & Road Transport courses at the Invercargill campus

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16 weeks full time

The National Certificate in Goods Service (Heavy Vehicle Driver) includes strands in Heavy Rigid Vehicle, and Heavy Combination Vehicle, and produces work-ready graduates who are able to safely and efficiently participate in the road transport industry, and have attained a Class 5 driver licence to operate a combination vehicle of greater than 25 tons. This Class 5 licence is the highest progression of licence class.

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One year full time (3 days in class, 1 to 2 days work experience)

This qualification provides the automotive industry with individuals who can service general automotive systems, and is designed for people who are beginning a career in the industry. Graduates of this programme will be able to work under limited supervision.

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One year full time (3 days in class, 1 to 2 days work experience)

This qualification provides the automotive industry with individuals who can service general automotive systems, and is designed for people who are beginning a career in the industry. Graduates of this programme will be able to work under limited supervision.

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24 weeks full-time

Gain knowledge of motor systems and automotive operations. Learn about the functions of both petrol and diesel engines as well as ignition systems, manual transmissions and safe working practices in an automotive workshop.

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This course provides an opportunity to put into practice the theory that students learn in the classroom. They will be learning in our fully equipped automotive workshop at SIT. If students are interested in working on cars or any type of vehicle, we suggest they try their hand at this popular trade. Enrol Online Course Details
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