Plant Mechanic Courses

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What does a Plant Mechanic do?

A Plant Mechanic conducts repairs and maintenance on heavy machinery such as agricultural or industrial equipment. You’ll perform routine servicing and conduct inspections and you may have to source replacement parts when required. Plant Mechanics may specialise in a particular type of work such as a hydraulic technician or a pneumatic technician. You might spend most of your day in a workshop or may have to attend to plant equipment on site.

Plant Mechanics should be highly skilled and able to adapt their skills to a range of machinery and equipment. You’ll need to be a good problem solver and be able to sort out issues quickly. Plant Mechanics work as part of a larger team so communication is important. You’ll need to be able to follow directions and work on location when required.

Plant Mechanic Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Plant Mechanic.

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How much does a Plant Mechanic earn?

In Australia, a full time Plant 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 Plant Mechanic?

The number of people working in this industry has dropped slightly in recent years. There are currently 62,000 people working as a Plant Mechanic in Australia compared to 68,800 five years ago. Plant Mechanics may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Plant Mechanic?

If a career as a Plant Mechanic interests you, enrol in a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade. This course will give you the basic skills to get started in a manufacturing or engineering environment. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) or a Certificate IV in Engineering (Maintenance).

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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.