Maintenance Engineering


Maintenance engineers maintain machinery, so it is reliable on the production line (usually within a manufacturing environment). 

Maintenance engineers typically have a planned approach to maintenance, often involving computerised maintenance systems and condition monitoring, where the work may require a wide variety of engineering skills and knowledge.

Career Options

Maintenance Engineer, Machine Building and Installation Engineer, Fluid Power Technician.

Entry Requirements

  • New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • At least 16 years of age (unless early leaving exemption (ELX) has been granted).
  • While not a prerequisite, it is recommended that people enrolling in this programme hold the National Certificate in Education Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 or equivalent.
  • People enrolling in this programme must hold a relevant position in an engineering or manufacturing organisation and have signed an apprenticeship training agreement.
Level 4 Mechanical Engineering


New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (level 4)


Maintenance Engineering






Approx 48 months

Study Type

Workplace Based/ Online/Self Study

Starting time

Any Time


NZ Wide

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Leads To

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Advanced) (Level 5)

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