Get your hands dirty and make your passion for cars your career!
The Automotive industry is estimated to contribute $37 billion to the Australian economy, and as of May 2018, the industry employed over 356,000 Australians.
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:
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.
Brake Specialists: People who work on the brake systems in vehicles including diagnosing and repairing defective components.
Diesel Fitters: People who diagnose, repair and replace engines and their associated components including diesel fuel systems, air compressors and cooling systems.
Diesel Fuel Specialists: People who diagnose and repair vehicles with diesel fuel systems and their parts including emission control and fuel injection.
Engine Reconditioners: People who restore the condition of engines to enhance their efficiency and performance.
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 start your career in Automotive?
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.