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Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

Repair, maintain and test heavy vehicles and their mechanical components.

What's it like to be a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic?

Heavy Vehicle Motor Mechanics specialise in repairing and maintaining heavy vehicles, which includes trucks, buses, agricultural or earthmoving machinery.

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

What can I earn as a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic?

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How to become a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic


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To become a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic you need to complete an apprenticeship and some formal training. The pathway is similar to that taken to become an Automotive Mechanic; however, you might want to complete your apprenticeship with a mechanic that specialises in heavy vehicles.

  1. When looking to start your apprenticeship, an Apprenticeship Network provider or Group Training Organisation in your area can help you find a host employer.
  2. While completing your apprenticeship, there are a number of formal training options to supplement your on-the-job training. The Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR31116) has a particular focus on heavy vehicles.
  3. Consider upskilling with further training to keep up to date with technological and diagnostic advancements.

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Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

This certificate will provide you with the skills to service and repair a variety of heavy commercial vehicles.

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Certificate II in Business

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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Latest Heavy Vehicle Mechanic reviews

Latest reviews from 20 Heavy Vehicle Mechanics surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Just remember “Trucks stop, Australia stops”.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Heavy Vehicle Road Transport)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Eaton roadranger gearbox rebuilds
The good things
Heavy vehicle mechanics is a excellent career path. As a mechanic myself it’s a trade we’re there is a lot to learn and if you were to exceed and progress with the willingness to learn this will only ...
The challenges
Challenges of a mechanics role, the first few times doing a specific job may take more than usual but as you progress the aim is to do those specific jobs in a certain amount of time with excellence a...
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May 2021
Diagnostics, repairs and good attention to detail is what mechanics is all about but I enjoy the challenge everyday.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Heavy Vehicle Recovery
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Heavy vehicle maintenance
The good things
The good thing about heavy vehicle mechanic is different types of jobs u are doing. From servicing or repairs or inspections for residential or breakdown
The challenges
The challenges are problem solving what causes problems like bus won't start or electrical faults or trying to repair break downs on the roadside or bus will have to be towed to the work shop!
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