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Automotive Mechanic Courses

An Automotive Mechanic performs servicing and maintenance on a range of motor vehicles, including light cars, motorbikes and heavy vehicles. You might diagnose problem issues and make adjustments or repairs. Automotive Mechanics may perform tests during services and make recommendations for preventative work. You might also assess vehicle roadworthiness and issue certificates.

Automotive Mechanics should have an excellent knowledge of vehicle systems and strong technical skills. It’s important that you can communicate well and listen to customer concerns. Automotive Mechanics should have good observational skills and keen attention to detail. You’ll need to manage your time well and prioritise your tasks.

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Popular Automotive Mechanic Courses

There are 21 courses available for people who want to become an Automotive Mechanic. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Automotive Mechanic earn?

In Australia, a full time Automotive Mechanic generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 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 Automotive Mechanic?

This industry has seen an increase in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 107,300 people working as an Automotive Mechanic in Australia, compared to 99,200 five years ago. Automotive Mechanics may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Automotive Mechanic?

If a career as an Automotive Mechanic interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis. This course is designed for people who are already qualified mechanics but who want to advance their skills in diagnosing vehicle system faults. A Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology or Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning may also be suitable.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within 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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