What is a mechanic apprenticeship?
A Mechanic apprenticeship is a four year apprenticeship program that consists of on the job training with a host employer, as well as off the job training which is undertaken with a Registered Training Organisation such as TAFE.
What are some of the jobs I’ll work on in a mechanic apprenticeship?
Some of the key tasks you’ll typically undertake as a mechanical apprentice will include:
- Examining motor engines and their pairs
- Diagnosing potential faults in engines and their parts
- Repairing and replacing worn and damaged parts, referring to manuals as required
- Using technical equipment including computer software to test the function of engines and their parts
- Performing scheduled maintenance on vehicles including oil changes, engine tune ups and more to ensure they run smoothly
- Testing and fixing faults with electrical systems in vehicles such as lights, ignition and more
What sort of skills should I have to undertake a mechanic apprenticeship?
Ideally, you should have the following skills and attributes:
- Ability to read and analyse manuals and technical information
- Problem solving skills
- Strong communication skills
- Troubleshooting skills
- Well organised and patient
- Ability to work well with your hands
- Ability to work well with tools
Looking to start your career as a Mechanic?
Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to kick-start your career. You get paid on-the-job training, whilst also completing a nationally recognised qualification.
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