Automotive and Mechanical Apprenticeships

The automotive and mechanical trade is for engine fanatics of all makes and models. You can specialise in engine types and sizes, depending on your host employer. A career in this trade requires passion and respect for the vehicles and engines you will be entrusted to maintain and develop day in/day out.

Automotive and Mechanical Career Outcomes

  • Automotive apprenticeships are generally grouped into either Heavy Vehicle or Light Vehicle Mechanic with a range of specialisations options.
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanics works on large mobile machinery such as mining vehicles, commercial trucks, agricultural or earthmoving equipment. Qualified heavy vehicle mechanics and specialists may find employment with large logistics companies, in the mining sector, in regional location for farming and agriculture and with government departments maintaining commercial fleets.
  • Lights Vehicle Mechanics generally work on recreational vehicles in a workshop setting. Automotive Mechanics may specialise as Brake Mechanics, Automotive Air-conditioning Mechanics or as Breakdown Service Officers who give emergency mechanical assistance to members of an automobile association. With advancements in automotive technology, there are now more electronic controls and computers fitted to vehicles. As a results, Automotive Mechanics are becoming more specialised in the space.

Training Snapshot

  • 4 year apprenticeship
  • Completion of Vocational qualification at Certificate level
  • Specialisations available in heavy or light automotive
  • Trade support loans and government incentives available for eligible applicants

Latest Jobs

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship

Rocklea, QLD | JOB ID 5757

Unlock your mechanical potential with this Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship based in Rocklea

Marine Mechanical Apprenticeship

Ingleburn, NSW | JOB ID 5709

Exciting opportunity to start your Marine Mechanic Apprenticeship with specialists in boating equipment and accessories

Heavy Vehicle Body Builder Apprenticeship

Wetherill Park, NSW | JOB ID 5632

Ever wanted to build the BIG trucks? Discover a career pathway in heavy vehicle body building

Automotive and Mechanical Skill Requirements

  • Practical and manual work
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good math skills
  • No skin allergies


If an Automotive and Mechanical Apprenticeship is right up your alley, view the current roles we have on the MIGAS Jobs Board. Can't find an apprenticeship right now? Register your details with us to receive a regular email update with available apprenticeships.

Want to talk to someone about an apprenticeship in an Automotive or Mechanical trade? Phone MIGAS on 1300 464 427.

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