About Us

Students experience first-hand the day to day operations of a leading dealership


FEDS provides full time pre-trade automotive training on site at Fairview Motors for students that want to pursue careers within the motor industry.

FEDS is the only provider of automotive training within the Waikato that is based at a franchise dealership.

All courses include both theory and practical components. The practical training takes place in a fully equipped dedicated workshop while the theory components are delivered in a classroom. Class sizes are limited to 15 to ensure students receive individual support and guidance. The team of FEDS tutors are all highly experienced and qualified and are passionate about the industry,

FEDS receives excellent support from the Waikato automotive community who provide valuable work experience and potential employment opportunities for students. Graduates of FEDS can now be found working in a wide range of automotive workplaces in the Waikato.


FEDS is a NZQA registered and accredited training provider. During the most recent NZQA external evaluation (2019) FEDS maintained Category 1 status (highest available) and received the following statements of confidence:

Highly confident in educational performance

Highly confident in capability and self-assessment


FEDS supplies automotive student theory workbooks and assessments to over 200 schools and training providers throughout New Zealand. The FEDS team have established a strong reputation for providing student friendly and level appropriate resources backed up with excellent customer service.

FEDS also provides short practical courses for schools throughout the Waikato. These 4 day courses give students the opportunity to develop basic practical automotive skills.

Since 1998 we have trained over 2000 students for careers in the motor industry