What's it like to be an Automotive Mechanic?
Automotive Mechanics (also known as Auto Mechanics) are qualified to maintain, test and repair petrol engines and the mechanical parts of motor vehicles. This may include identifying faults and ensuring the smooth function of transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes.
Tasks and duties
- Dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components in order to check parts.
- Repairing and replacing worn and defective parts.
- Assembling mechanical components.
- Performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrication and engine tune-ups.
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How to become an Automotive Mechanic
- When looking to start your apprenticeship, an Apprenticeship Network provider or Group Training Organisation in your area can help you find a host employer.
- While completing your apprenticeship, there are a number of formal training options to supplement your on-the-job training. The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR30616) has a particular focus on light vehicles.
- In order to give roadworthy assessments you need to function as a Licenced Vehicle Tester (LVT), which requires you to complete further accredited training.
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