Automotive Apprenticeship

Automotive Apprenticeship



Get your hands dirty and make your passion for cars your career!


The Australian automotive industry provides work for over 400,000 people, contributing around $35 billion to the economy each year. 

By starting an automotive apprenticeship you’ll be involved in: 

  • Replacing broken or defective vehicle parts including switches, fuses and lamps.
  • Testing and replacing starter motors, generators and defective alternators.
  • Replacing and repairing electrical wiring. 
  • Testing other defective electrical parts.
  • Taking apart and removing electronic components.
  • Liaising with vehicle owners to explain problems/issues.

Skills you will need:

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • The ability to work with your hands
  • An ability to use manual tools
  • Strong ability to listen and adapt to challenges

Career options available:

  1. Automotive mechanic: People who work on the mechanical parts of vehicles including the engine, suspension systems and other associated parts. Click here to find out more.

  2. Brake Specialists: People who work on the brake systems in vehicles including diagnosing and repairing defective components.

  3. Diesel Fitters: People who diagnose, repair and replace engines and their associated components including diesel fuel systems, air compressors and cooling systems.

  4. Diesel Fuel Specialists: People who diagnose and repair vehicles with diesel fuel systems and their parts including emission control and fuel injection.

  5. Engine Reconditioners: People who restore the condition of engines to enhance their efficiency and performance.

  6. Transmission Mechanics: People who work on light or heavy vehicles, motor cycles, plant and outdoor power equipment carrying out diagnostic procedures, servicing, repairs and overhaul of automatic transmissions.


Potential entry level qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

Looking to get back into work?

Are you an apprentice or trainee who has recently lost their job and are looking to continue their training? Register today to be the first in line when job opportunities are starting to re-appear.

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