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AECS Automotive Diagnostic Training
AECS has 29 classic quality, in-house designed training seminars, we are committed to empowering new and experienced industry insiders to become proficient and productive.  Within each training seminar, we provide quality and extreme depth of knowledge, ensuring you come away with an understanding and confidence on how to do tasks that were previously unclear or unattainable.   

Our training should not be compared with trade nights or beer-and-bickies seminars.  AECS Training seminars are full of information, practical experience, contain precise detail and depth of content.  AECS training is available throughout New Zealand and Australia, you can see our latest dates by clicking here

Private Group Training
AECS provides private training to workshop teams around New Zealand and Australia. This is a practical way to upskill all your staff at the same time and making it cost-effective, saving on time, travel and accommodation. Depending on the size of your workforce and number of workshops, we can work with you to provide private training across multiple sites and locations. This is very beneficial to franchisees, corporate groups or add value to your annual general meeting.  To discuss private group training, please get in contact below. 

For more information or to enrol you can contact us on 06 874 9077, training@aecs.net or use our form, by clicking here: Enrolment 

Each person who attends our training seminar is given a full training manual. 

EV Customer Initiation (EV1-1)

Electric vehicles are becoming a part of everyday life.  For those who use and work around EV’s it has become important to understand and be confident to use and maintain an EV with health and safety in mind.      

AECS has put together a unique 4-hour training for EV owners, technicians, vehicle sales and insurance assessors.  Our EV training is not only fun and easy to understand.  Read more by clicking brochure below or enrol in the EV1-1: Click here

 Did You Know?  EV Customer Initiation (EV1-1) is now a part of our online training. See our Online Academy.

Course ID: EV1-1
Duration: 4 hrs

Price: $195.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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EV11 - Live Q&A Sessions

EV Customer Initiation (EV1-1) Live Q&A Sessions are an addition to our online training for those who purchased through our Online Academy.  In our Live Session we will be taking your questions and reviewing EV1-1 training.

To enrol: Click here
Online Training & Academy: Click here


Price: $0.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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EV Diagnostics & Maintenance: Part 1 (EV2-1)

EV training specifically for technicians and diagnosticians. In this practical training, you will get a solid understanding of maintenance, diagnostics, and repair. We cover the charging system, EVSEs, installations, charge costs, preserving battery quality, a brief look into battery technology and battery live data analyses, stranded EV recovery.

We also cover under EV maintenance; transmission, earth brush inspection, silika tyres, grip, tyre internal technology, brake system, filtration, LED lighting, PDM layout and internal repairs,without the danger of exposure to high voltage. We compare the leafspy data with factory scantool data.  Read more by clicking brochure below or enrol in the EV2-1: Click here

 Did You Know?  EV Diagnostics & Maintenance: Part 1 (EV2-1) is now a part of our online training. See our Online Academy.

Course ID: EV2-1
Duration: 2 Days 

 NEXT SEMINAR: Christchurch on 13 Oct - 14 Oct 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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EV21 Live Q&A session

EV Diagnostics & Maintenance: Part 1 (EV2-1) Live Q&A Sessions are an addition to our online training for those who purchased through our Online Training Academy.  In our Live Session we will be taking your questions and reviewing EV2-1 training.

To enrol: 
Click here
Online Training & Academy: Click here

Price: $0.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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EV Diagnostics & Maintenance: Part 2 (EV2-2)

In our EV Diagnostics & Maintenance: Part 2 training we discuss in detail, HV Airconditioning and heat pump system diagnostics and servicing, the relation between PTC heater and heat pump. LIN bus communication. Cooling and heating systems, levitating coolant pump diagnostics. 

Regenerative braking, 3 phase brake booster and backup power supply. Wheel alignment and stability control. High voltage distribution and HV parts replacement. Read more about this training by clicking on brochure below.  Read more by clicking brochure below or enrol in
EV2-2: Click here

 Did You Know?  EV Customer Initiation (EV2-2) is now a part of our online training. See our Online Academy.

Course ID: EV2-2
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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EV Battery Diagnostics & Repair (EV3-1)

New EV training for 2019.  Here is a summary of what will be covered in our 2-day training. Click on the brochure below for an extensive overview.

We take an inside look at the individual battery’s construction and chemistry. How the mechanical construction and the batteries are connected. We dive deeper into individual anodes and cathodes connected to the busbars. Commonly found problems inside the individual Li-ion batteries. How does simple chemistry change your thinking about rechargeable batteries? You will learn about SEI, admittance and capacity. 

Course ID: EV3-1
Duration: 2 Days 
 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Scan Tool - Level 1 (SCAN1-1)

This seminar will provide you with an in depth explaination of how a scan tool works, and how you can get as much information as possible out of the scan tool.

Course ID: SCAN1-1 
Duration: 2 Days 

 NEXT SEMINAR: Christchurch on 22 Mar - 23 Mar 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Scan Tool - Level 2 (SCAN1-2)

This seminar is a hands on, where small groups each control a scanner. Live data recordings will be downloaded, analysed, modified and uploaded. The many REAL practical cases will be taken apart down to the greatest detail. Besides looking at many recordings and determining where the faults are in the recording we also cover a lot of automotive knowledge, covering various systems like Petrol, Diesel, ESP, EPS, CVT, etc. This seminar will leave you feeling in control of your job!

Course ID: SCAN1-2 
Duration: 2 Days 

 NEXT SEMINAR: New Plymouth on 10 May - 11 May 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Automotive Electronic Diagnostics (AED)

The AED training is our most popular seminar. Designed to give you a thorough understanding of electronic diagnostics. This seminar makes complex electronics simple to understand and easy to diagnose.  We suggest that even if you think you are proficient with automotive diagnostics, AED will deepen your skill set, if nothing else consider it another perspective.

Course ID: AED 
Duration: 2 Days 

 NEXT SEMINAR: Nelson on 25 Mar - 26 Mar 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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First Line Diagnostics - Petrol (EMS1-1)

This course will be relevant to your workshop, where you learn to save time on first line diagnostics by understanding how oxygen sensors, Air-mass and idle control systems work.  How they can affect the system and how they indicate problems in other areas. 

Course ID:EMS1-1 
Duration: 2 Days 

 NEXT SEMINAR: Hastings on 22 Apr - 23 Apr 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Engine Management Systems 1-2 Petrol (EMS1-2)

This really enjoyable two days seminar is the follow up from the EMS 1-1.  We look at Adjustable throttle stop idle systems and diagnostics, electronic accelerator position sensors and drive by wire systems.  For example: GM & Mitsubishi GDI. Feedback systems, immobiliser systems and much more.

Course ID: EMS1-2 
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Modern Petrol Engine Control (EMS1-3)

This seminar is exciting, cutting edge and deals with new modern technologies in current cars. The focus is as always on maintenance, diagnostics and repairs, not just how it works.  We look at variable cam timing, variable valve lift and direct injection.

Course ID:EMS1-3 
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Hybrid & EV Safety (HVS1-1)

This seminar is an introduction on how to work safely on hybrids and electric vehicles. It will install a healthy respect and remove the fear of dealing with high voltages whilst staying safe. In this training, you won’t be bombarded with boring theory, we make it practical and enjoyable.

Course ID: HVS1-1 
Duration: 3 Hours 

Price: $195.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Hybrid/EV Diagnostics (EMS1-4)

The course deals with Hybrid/EV systems in a very practical manner, you will come away from this seminar being confident to maintain, diagnose and repair these vehicles! It is both hands on and theory.  Customers will come to see you with their Hybrid/EV vehicles!

Course ID: EMS1-4 
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Modern Anti-Theft Systems (EMS1-5)

This seminar is exciting, cutting edge and deals with a rather neglected part of vehicle technology; anti-theft systems.  
The anti-theft technology has evolved tremendously over the years, from a simple immobiliser unit connected to the ignition barrel to immobiliser systems spread accross multiple ECUs.


Course ID: EMS1-5 
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Broadband Oxygen Sensor Diagnostics (EMS1-6)

Have you ever struggled with proper A/F sensor diagnostics? Is it a challenge to understand values the scope and scan tool are generating?  For many, undstanding diagnostics makes little or no sense to most, and many only diagnose by experience rather than by knowledge.

Mixture preparation, A/F sensor, ECU, software, catalyst and rear O2 sensor are all linked and need to be understsood and diagnosed in detail.  It has taken AECS literally years of R&D to get to this seminar to this level.

Course ID: EMS1-6 
Duration: 3 Days 

Price: $897.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Chip Programming (EMS2-1)

During this high tech course, you will learn about digital & analogue inputs of a microprocessor and also digital, analogue outputs and duty cycle control.  You will also learn how to make a simple circuit convert a PWM signal into an analogue input or control a digital output. You will also learn how to write (simple) ECU software from scratch.

Course ID: EMS2-1 
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Air-Conditioning Systems ECAC1-1

The training is uncluttered and focuses on making fault finding for any technician easy. There is no need to have any prior knowledge of air-conditioning system diagnostics. The aim is to get maximum results in the workshop without the need to invest in expensive equipment.

Course ID: (ECAC1-1)
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Air Conditioning HV Service & Repair (ECAC1-2)

Air Conditioning HV service and repair continues on from Air Conditioning Systems (ECAC1-1), this is a great 1 day training for those who want to go in depth with high voltage aircon system and heat pump system service and repairs on hybrids and EVs.  

Course ID: ECAC1-2
Duration: 1 Days 

Price: $363.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Private Scope Training (PTS1)

This is a one hour remote training session, where we log on to your scope via ANYdesk, provide tuition over the phone while we are observing what you do on the scope. On top we will guide you to a more efficient way of diagnosing by utilising the full potential of your ATS scope.
What you need for the training is:
- WiFi
- A vehicle you want to measure and train on (simple is good).
- Anydesk installed on your laptop, Go to:   https://www.aecs.net.nz/scopeforum/index.php.
- Updated Multichannel software (updates are free), Go to:   https://www.tiepie.com/en/download   and download 2 items: - USB driver  and  - Multichannel software. Install both with the USB scope lead unplugged.
- A Phone (preferably mobile or cordless).

To enrol in the PTS1: Click here

Course ID: PTS1
Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $200.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Comprehensive Scope Training - Level 1 (ATS1-1)

This seminar is designed for ATS 500XM, ATS 6004XM, ATS 5000 and ATS 5004 (4Ch) and scope users. The seminar goes into extreme depth down to almost all detailed abilities of the scope and shows you the practical applications of each function, plus will give you hands-on experience using each function.

Course ID: ATS1-1 
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Comprehensive Scope Training - Level 2 (ATS1-2)

Comprehensive Scope Training - Level 2 seminar is designed for ATS 5000, ATS 5004 (4 channel) scope, ATS 500XM users who have completed Comprehensive Scope Training - Level 1 (ATS1-1) seminar.The ATS scope's ability is continuously being extended. Keep up with the latest and learn all the latest new tricks to stay at the "super user level" with your tool!

Course ID: ATS1-2 
Duration: 1 Day 

Price: $363.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Modern Truck Diagnostics (TRK1-1)

Modern commercial vehicles are now highly sophisticated and require an in-depth knowledge to confidently work on their on-board systems. With the correct equipment and training we can help you to understand how they work and how to identify a problem when things go wrong.
This seminar will provide you with a clear explanation of just how a scan tool works, and how to gather as much information as possible using Jaltest, to assist with your diagnostics.

Course ID:TRK1-1 
Duration: 2 Days 

 NEXT SEMINAR: Christchurch on 21 Jun - 22 Jun 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Diesel Electronic Diagnostics (DED)

Diesel electronic diagnostics is designed to give the commercial vehicle or diesel technician a thorough insight into electronic fault diagnostics of diesel vehicles. This seminar makes the increasingly complex onboard vehicle electrical systems simple to understand and easy to diagnose.  Click on brochure for more information. 

Please note this was formally called commercial electronic diagnostics (CAED).  It was renamed as it is for both commercial and diesel technician. 

To enrol in the DED: Click here

Course ID: DED
Duration: 2 Days 

 NEXT SEMINAR: Auckland on 16 Jun - 17 Jun 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Diesel Systems 1-1 (DMS1-1)

This course deals with the DENSO V3 and V5 electronic controlled rotatry injection pump system as used for example on the Toyota 2LTE and 1 KZTE.

Course ID: DMS1-1 
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Diesel Systems 1-2 (DMS1-2)

This course deals with the VP44 Bosch Diesel injection system. It covers all sensors, actuators, pump and communication between pump and ECU.

Course ID: DMS1-2
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Denso Common Rail Systems (DMS1-3)

In this seminar, Denso common rail system is covered in great detail.  The Mitsubishi 4M41 CR engine management system with the HP3 injector pump is used as the base for this training.  Other systems are also covered.  Upon completion, you will have an understanding of the systems with a wide comprehensive view with in-depth electronic and mechanical system-specific diagnostics.

Course ID: DMS1-3 
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Diesel Exhaust After Treatment (DMS1-4)

In this training we will cover all aspects of Diesel exhaust after treatment including common faults by using scan tools and Scopes for Diesel exhaust after treatment system diagnostics. Catalytic converters (Cat), Diesel particulate Filters (DPF), Selective Catalytic Reductor (SCR), AdBlue dosing, NOx, how to spot illegally removed systems, etc. We will be looking at normal values, failures, regenration, manual clean, etc.
This seminar will be hands on and theory and will be 100% applicable for your workshop.
Full brochure available soon.

Course ID: DMS1-4
Duration: 2 Days 

 NEXT SEMINAR: Tauranga on 2 Mar - 3 Mar 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Safety Restraint Systems (SRS1-1)

New to AECS!  This seminar is novel, cutting edge and deals with Airbag/SRS technologies in current cars. The focus is on diagnostics, repairs and most importantly on safety for technicians working on the systems and safety of the car’s occupants.

Course ID: SRS1-1 
Duration: 1 Day 

Price: $363.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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CAN databus (CAN1)

This high paced four hour training seminar covers CANBus background, signal level and diagnostics. The seminar is rounded off with a nice practical example of CAN faults and how to diagnose.

Course ID:Can1 
Duration: 4 Hours 

Price: $195.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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CVT Transmission (CVT1)

This CVT Transmission (Contiuous Variable Transmission) seminar deals with diagnostics and design of the CVT in great depth. This is for technicians who:
- need to find out if the trans is at fault or that any other fault causes the drivability problem.
- needs to repair the transmission.

Course ID: CVT1-1 
Duration: 2 Days 

Price: $652.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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ADAS European System (ADAS1-1)

Learn how to perform static calibration with targets and dynamic calibration when driving. We will cover the Radar calibration (distance pilot), Around View Monitoring system (360 degree camera), Lane keeping assist system multi function cameras (MFK). This one day seminar is theory and hands on. We cover what the systems' functions are, why and when to calibrate and how to recognise incorrect calibration by vehicle behaviour.

To enrol in the ADAS1-1 webinar: Click here
See our online training & academy: Click here

Course ID: ADAS1-1
Duration: 1 Day

Price: $363.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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ADAS11 - Live Q&A Sessions

ADAS11 - Live Q&A Sessions is a part of our Online Academy training. In these sessions we will review and assist with your training and answer your questions that you may have. This will include many practical aspects of the training.  You can only enrol in this webinar (at no cost), when you are studying ADAS 1-1 on our Online Academy.

To enrol in the ADAS1-1 webinar: Click here
See our online training & academy: Click here

Course ID: ADAS1-1OA
Duration: approx. 3 hrs

Price: $0.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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ADAS Asian Systems (ADAS1-2)

Learn how to perform static calibration with targets for radar and camera systems. We will cover the Front Radar calibration, Front camera system and Blind spot monitoring radar system.  This one day seminar is theory and hands on. We cover what the systems' functions are, why and when to calibrate and how to recognise incorrect calibration by vehicle behaviour.

To enrol in the ADAS1-2: Click here
See our online training & academy: Click here

Course ID: ADAS1-2
Duration: 1 Day

Price: $363.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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ADAS12 - Live Q&A Sessions

ADAS11 - Live Q&A Sessions is a part of our Online Academy training. In these sessions we will review and assist with your training and answer your questions that you may have. This will include many practical aspects of the training.  You can only enrol in this webinar (at no cost), when you are studying ADAS 1-1 on our Online Academy.

To enrol in the ADAS1-1 webinar: Click here
See our online training & academy: Click here

Course ID: ADAS1-1OA
Duration: approx. 3 hrs

Price: $0.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Vehicle Inspector (RBM1-1)

The RBM training is specifically for CoF Vehicle Inspectors who need to gain their RBM Test certificate, and for technicians who need to gain confidence and extra knowledge in the use of roller brake testers.
The training is NZTA approved, and includes a certificate.
We cover: brake science, brake mechanics, grip, lading, legalities around CoF testing, test equipment inspection, the efficient + safe + legal use of any brand RBM and the use of Landata.
The price is per person and based on a minimum of 5 attendees.
Alternative is $1620+gst for a full day RBM training on your location.

To enrol in the RBM1-1: Click here

Course ID: RBM1-1 
Duration: 1 Day 

Price: $363.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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Trans. Flush (TFT1-1)

The Trans Flush seminar is designed for workshops who operate transmission flush machines, who are underutilising their investment. It will answer a great deal of questions that comes with equipment like this.
The training can be done in your workshop and has a minimum charge of $1000+gst (equivolent of 6 technicians).
A training manual will be provided.

Course ID: TFT1-1 
Duration: 4 hours 

Price: $195.00 + GST   indicative only, AECS reserves the right to change price at any time.

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