Over the past five years, MITO has been attempting to update the Automotive Electrical apprenticeship framework in Auto Electrical trade training level 4 & 5.  Several business owners, suppliers and Auto Electrical Engineers, have been driving this process in the absence of an industry body that MITO could liaise with. 


Recently, seven Polytechnic Institutes combined to develop a collaborative approach to automotive training and formed Automotive Engineering Training Solutions New Zealand “AETSNZ”. 


As of 2019, these polytechnics offer a current and fit for purpose Automotive Electrical level 4 NZQA accredited qualification.  This qualification is based on a Google classroom format and is supported by CDX automotive training material. 

This offers students a dynamic interactive platform, doing away with the old books and material written in 1994.  Initial feedback from apprentices enrolled in the new qualification, is very encouraging.