New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering (Level 5)

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Charge up your knowledge of Electric Vehicles (EV) with this advanced automotive technician programme.

You'll gain the skills and knowledge to diagnose and repair faults in battery electric and hybrid electric vehicles and machines.

This programme is designed for experienced automotive engineering technicians who want to work in an advanced technical role, specialising in electric vehicles.

Graduates will be able to work in a range of workplaces that involve advanced diagnostic and repair of electric vehicle faults.

Admission Information

Learners apply and enrol with Otago Polytechnic for this qualification. Otago Polytechnic delivers the theory component online and weekly zoom night classes

The practical component, a one-week block course, will be delivered at NorthTec Future Trades Campus in Whangārei.

Apply at Otago Polytechnic

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.




Full time


One year part-time

Start Dates

Online: Throughout the year

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Refer to Otago Polytechnic

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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