Demand for Migrant Diesel Motor Mechanic in New Zealand

If you are interested in becoming a diesel motor mechanic, please contact Provisas for more information. We will be happy to help you with your visa application and provide you with all the information you need to make your move to New Zealand successful.

There is a great demand for migrant Diesel motor mechanics in New Zealand. Diesel motor mechanics are needed in all parts of the country, but there are some places that are particularly in need of them.

Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch are the most populous areas, and they also have the highest number of vehicles. This means that there is more work available for diesel motor mechanics in these cities than in other parts of the country.

There are many reasons why diesel motor mechanics are in demand. One reason is that New Zealand relies heavily on transport trucks to move goods around the country. 

The trucks that transport goods from one city to another run on diesel engines, so it is important to have a mechanic who can maintain and repair them.

In addition, many farmers use tractors and other agricultural equipment that runs on diesel engines, so there is a constant need for mechanics who can fix these machines when they break down.

Which Job Code is to be Used While Applying for This Occupation?

The job code that is to be used while applying for this occupation is ANZSCO 321212. To know more please Book a consultation session with experts at Provisas, we will be happy to help.

What Qualifications are Required?

There are certain qualifications required to become a diesel motor mechanic in New Zealand. However, most mechanics have completed a trade apprenticeship or have received training from a technical institute.


  • detecting and diagnosing mechanical and electrical faults in engines and parts
  • dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checking parts
  • repairing and replacing worn and defective parts and reassembling mechanical components, and referring to service manuals as needed
  • performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • reassembling engines and parts after being repaired
  • testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance
  • diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers
  • may inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness
  • may respond to vehicle breakdown service calls

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

What are the Work Conditions Like?

Diesel motor mechanics typically work in workshops or garages. They may also be required to travel to different locations to carry out repairs.

What is the Pay Like?

Diesel motor mechanics in New Zealand typically earn between $20 and $30 per hour. They might earn more in certain locations.

How can Provisas Help?

Provisas can help you with the entire process of applying for a visa to become a diesel motor mechanic in New Zealand. We will assess your qualifications and work experience to make sure that you meet the requirements for the job code ANZSCO 321212. We will also help you with your application for a work visa.

If you would like to know more about this green list occupation, please Book a consultation session with us. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.

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