Automotive mechanic course australia

Automotive Mechanic Course

The outcome of automotive mechanic courses is designed to train you in automotive mechanics, develop your skills and ensure you are competent to perform at Australian industry standards.

You will learn how to apply safe work practices, test and service batteries and carry out repairs to single electrical circuits. This course will help you develop your skills in servicing and repairing engine management systems, steering, suspension, transmission and braking systems, and teach you about inspecting and servicing engine cooling systems.

This course also covers inspecting, diagnosing, servicing and repair of manual and automatic transmissions, how to repair steering and suspension systems, the detailed servicing of hydraulic brake systems, engines and fuel systems as well as engine and driveline management systems.

automotive mechanic australia
automotive mechanic course australia

Course Details


  • 1 – 2 years including holidays (standalone course)
  • 2 – 3 years including holidays (package course)

Intake: Monthly

Costs: $9,000 – $16,000 per year

Locations: Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast

Career opportunities: Motor Mechanic, Automotive Technician, Automotive Diagnostic Technician

Course Requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

Graduate Outcome

  • Skilled Occupations List: Yes
  • 321211 (Motor Mechanic – General)
  • 321111 (Automotive Technician)

Motor Mechanics repair, maintain and test motor vehicles and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components. Full time Motor mechanics earn $1,436 on average per week based on Job Outlook.

Tasks and duties

  • Detecting and diagnosing faults in engines and parts
  • Dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checking parts
  • Repairing and replacing worn and defective parts and reassembling mechanical components, and referring to service manuals as needed
  • Performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • Reassembling engines and parts after being repaired
  • Testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance
  • Diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers
  • May inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness
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