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Apprentice Mechanic Courses

An Apprentice Mechanic performs basic automotive servicing and repairs on a range of vehicles. You might work on light passenger cars or specialise in truck and other heavy vehicles. An Apprentice Mechanic, or Suspension and Wheel Alignment Technician, Wheel Aligner or Tyre Fitter, works under the instruction of a qualified mechanic. You might perform other duties such as sourcing parts and preparing equipment.

Apprentice Mechanics should be able to follow instructions and work as part of a team. It’s important that you can communicate well and prioritise your tasks. Apprentice Mechanics must have good observational skills and be able to pay attention to detail.

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Popular Apprentice Mechanic Courses

There are 16 courses available for people who want to become an Apprentice Mechanic. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Apprentice Mechanic earn?

In Australia, a full time Apprentice Mechanic generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Apprentice Mechanic?

The number of people working in this industry has increased over the last five years. There are currently 107,300 people employed in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as an Apprentice Mechanic. Apprentice Mechanics may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Apprentice Mechanic?

A Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is an ideal qualification if you’re planning to work as an Apprentice Mechanic. You’ll learn to carry out mechanical inspections, repair work, servicing and part replacements. A Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology or a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within automotive and automotive. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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