Hydraulic Mechanic Courses

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What does a Hydraulic Mechanic do?

A Hydraulic Mechanic attends to issues with hydraulic equipment and machinery. You might work in an industrial environment or be employed in other industries such as agriculture, mining or construction. Hydraulic Mechanics may carry out repairs to equipment or conduct inspections and routine servicing and maintenance. You might specialise as a Hydraulic Technician or a Hydraulic Pneumatic Mechanic.

Hydraulic Mechanics need to be flexible and should be able to adapt their skills to any situation. You might work in a workshop or you may have to attend to equipment on site. Depending on your role you might also work a range of shifts, including weekends. Hydraulic Mechanics need to have excellent problem solving skills and be able to work as part of a larger team.

Hydraulic Mechanic Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Hydraulic Mechanic.

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How much does a Hydraulic Mechanic earn?

In Australia, a full time Hydraulic Mechanic generally earns $1,350 per week ($70,200 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 a Hydraulic Mechanic?

There has been a slight decrease in the number of people working in this industry over the last five years. There are currently 62,000 people working in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as a Hydraulic Mechanic. Hydraulic Mechanics may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Hydraulic Mechanic?

If you’d like to start a career as a Hydraulic Mechanic, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Engineering. You could also specialise your skills with a Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power), a Certificate IV in Engineering (Maintenance) or a Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation). You may also decide to further your skills with a Diploma of Engineering – Technical.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within manufacturing engineering, mining and oil and gas. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.