Maintenance engineering

Maintenance engineers keep New Zealand industries' plant and equipment up-and-running - 365 days a year.


We can provide training plans, support and qualifications - tailored to your businesses specific needs.

What do we offer?

We partner with industry associations like the Maintenance Engineering Society to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry, identifying potential apprentices, and encouraging work placements.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like conferences, competitions and graduations and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

When apprentices enrol, we assign them a Competenz account manager. Our account managers understand the engineering industry and the skills learners and businesses need to gain.

Qualifications available

The Maintenance Engineering strand is for those employed on engineering maintenance work in enterprises where the emphasis is on maintaining reliable production, possibly in a lean (competitive) manufacturing environment. These enterprises typically have a planned approach to maintenance, involving computerised maintenance systems and condition monitoring. The strand is also appropriate for those employed in contract maintenance work for such enterprises.

It is intended to provide training for people in an occupation traditionally referred to as Maintenance Fitters.

NZQA qualification overview

National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 4