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 Commercial Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship

Willawong, QLD | JOB ID 5881

Looking for a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship? We have 2 roles working on road transport vehicles available now

Automotive Parts Interpreter Apprenticeship

Acacia Ridge, QLD | JOB ID 5903

We have an outstanding opportunity to become a qualified automotive parts interpreter and gain a nationally recognised qualification

Business Traineeship

Brisbane, QLD | JOB ID 5844

Are you looking to get your Business Admin career underway? We have a 12 month traineeship based in the Brisbane CBD that is ideal for you!

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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