Two famous New Zealand academic institutions that offer several high quality professional programmes in various fields of Automotive Engineering and Automotive Technology are Wellington Institute of Technology and Manukau Institute of Technology.
Major academic programmes available at the Wellington Institute of Technology (http://www.weltec.ac.nz) include programmes such as National Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering; Advanced Certificate in Auto Engineering; National Certificate in Motorcycle Engineering and Certificate in Automotive Refinishing Trade Development. These are short term diploma and certificate level courses with course duration ranging between six months and one year.
Manukau Institute of Technology (http://www.manukau.ac.nz/international) majorly offers MIT certificate programmes viz. MIT Certificate in Heavy Automotive Technology; MIT Certificate in Automotive Technology L2; MIT Certificate in Light Automotive Technology; MIT Certificate in Motor Body Technology and MIT Certificate in Vehicle Refinishing Technology. Course duration of a programme varies between three months and six months.
Other than these two institutes, Southern Institute of Technology (http://www.sit.ac.nz), which offers a National Certificate for Entry to Automotive Trades and National Certificate for Entry to Motorbody Trades; Otago Polytechnic (http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz), known for its courses such as Certificate in Automotive Technology and National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry to Automotive Trades); Bay Of Plenty Polytechnic (http://www.boppoly.ac.nz) that conducts programmes like Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Service Technician) Level 2 and National Certificate in Automotive Engineering Level 4, have also established their names in the field of excellent educational programmes in Automotive Technology.
Finally, the academic programmes to be included in the list of reputed Automotive Technology Programmes are, National Certificate in Automotive Trades (Level 2) offered by the Tairawhiti Polytechnic; Certificate in Automotive Engineering available at the Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay (http://www.eit.ac.nz); National Certificate in Automotive Engineering and Service offered by the NorthTec (http://www.northtec.ac.nz); Advanced Certificate in Auto Engineering programme conducted at the Whitireia Community Polytechnic (http://www.whitireia.ac.nz); Certificate in Applied Technology (Autotronics) awarded by the Unitec New Zealand (http://www.unitec.ac.nz) and National Certificate for Entry to Automotive Trades (Level 2) offered at the Waiariki Institute of Technology (http://www.waiariki.ac.nz).