Study to be a Motor Mechanic

If you have a passion for working in the Automotive Industry and don’t mind getting your hands dirty under the bonnet of a car a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology could be the course for you.

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General Motor Mechanic is currently on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology prepares student to perform a wide range of tasks in the Light Automotive Industry. You will be trained in numerous fields to do with mechanical technology, and guided by Qualified Trades People so you know that you are getting the best training available.

Pathway To Aus is Partnered with some of the best Trade Schools in Australia so you have the piece of mind knowing that the Education you are getting is the best.

Career Information

  • Full Time Light Vehicle Motor Mechanics earn an average of $986.00 after tax each week.
  • The Average hours worked By a Motor Mechanic in Australia are 41.7 (per week)
  • Motor Mechanics can work independently or be part of a larger company.

Automotive Courses


Certificate III In Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


Course Duration: 15 – 24 months

Common Course Requirements: 

  1. Must have graduated year 12 in home country
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in all 4 components

Course Outcome: 

  • Graduates will be able to apply for trade recognition as an Automotive Mechanic in Australia. Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of mechanics including
    • Engines
    • Maintenance and services procedures
    • Workplace safety
    • Tools and equipment
    • Service brakes, cooling system, fuel system
    • Service batteries
    • Electrical fundamentals

Pathways: Graduates can complete the Cert IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis


Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis


Course Duration: 8 – 12 months

Common Course Requirements: 

  1. Must have graduated year 12 in home country
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in all 4 components
  3. Must have completed a Cert III in Automotive Course

Course Outcome:

  • Graduates will be able to apply for trade recognition as an Automotive Mechanic in Australia. Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of mechanics including
    • Engines
    • Maintenance and services procedures
    • Workplace safety
    • Tools and equipment
    • Service brakes, cooling system, fuel system
    • Service batteries
    • Electrical fundamentals

Certificate III In Automotive Heavy Mechanical Technology


Course Duration: 18 – 24 months

Common Course Requirements:

  1. Must have graduated year 12 in home country
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in all 4 components

Course Outcome:

  • Graduates will be able to apply for trade recognition as an Automotive Mechanic in Australia. Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of mechanics including
    • Engines
    • Maintenance and services procedures
    • Workplace safety
    • Tools and equipment
    • Service brakes, cooling system, fuel system
    • Service batteries
    • Electrical fundamentals

Certificate III Light Mechanical Electrical Technology

Course Duration: 18 – 24 months

Common Course Requirements: 

  1. Must have graduated year 12 in home country
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in all 4 components

Course Outcome:

  • This course prepares students to recognise and service, diagnose and repair vehicle electrical and electronic systems and components.
    Graduates could possibly work as an:
    • automotive electrician
    • automotive electrical technician
    • automotive electrical diagnostic technician.


Education Pathways:

General Motor Mechanic (321211) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • 2 years on the job experience

Options for a Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people to have their skills assessed without having the experience. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Have a read through this article which details how by studying the right course it could greatly increase your prospects of obtaining a permanent visa.

*Note* It is never recommended to undertake study for soul the purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.

Job Forecast & Facts

  • Over the 5 years to November 2018 there is a large amount growth expected in the Automotive industry. The growth forecasted is around 25000 – 50000 positions By 2018 .
  • Mechanics have a very high rate of full time employment compared to other industries. Statistics show that 94.8% of mechanics employed are employed on a full time basis.
  • There are currently 92000 People in Australia employed as a Motor Mechanic.
  • Unemployment figures show that trade qualified mechanics, are below average in the unemployment figures compared to other trade industries.
  • The expected job openings forecast, are Above Average for the next 5 years.
  • One of the most common Qualification for motor Mechanics In Australia is a Certificate III Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

If you are interested in studying Automotive Mechanic in Australia contact Pathway to Aus to speak with one of our Education Agents. We can explain to you the course costs, duration and education providers so you better know your options. 

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