Light Vehicle Mechanics (aka Motor Mechanics) are qualified tradespeople who service, repair and overhaul cars and other light motor vehicles. There are employment opportunities in specialist performance vehicle workshops, with motor dealership service centres, and the potential to open your own Mechanic workshop, starting your own business.

Automotive Engineering innovations in motor sports have positively affected this industry resulting in developments in fuel efficiency, suspension technology and environment control in everyday cars. The skills required of Mechanics is now broader than ever and continues to change whilst remaining grounded in traditional light vehicle mechanical process. A Mechanic Apprenticeship is the opportunity to take your passion for tinkering in the home garage and turn it into a dynamic career working with new and old vehicles.

This trade requires a four-year apprenticeship. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our quality host employers. In addition to on-the-job training, we will assist you with enrolment through a Registered Training Organisation to complete your certification. With MIGAS you will be fully supported throughout the duration of your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees community.

A day on the jobs as a Mechanic

Discuss problems with the car driver to discover faults, fit and operate test equipment and test drive vehicles
Repair or replace worn and faulty parts referring to manuals as necessary
Tune engines using special electronic equipment and make fine adjustments
Carry out minor body repairs and minor trim repairs
Diagnose, repair and replace engine management/fuel injection components
Inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or list the work required before a certificate can be issued
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Skill Requirements for success in Light Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeships

  • Practical and manual work
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Problem solving skills
  • Diagnostic ability


  • Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology
  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair

Available Apprenticeships

Heavy Commercial Vehicle Apprenticeship

Erskine Park, NSW | JOB ID 5403

Commence or continue your heavy vehicle mechanic apprenticeship with a renowned logistics company!

Automotive Sales Traineeship

Jamisontown, NSW | JOB ID 5416

Start your mechanical career as a Parts Interpreter with a Certificate III in Automotive Sales

1st, 2nd or 3rd Year Automotive Manufacturing Technology Apprenticeship

Moorebank, NSW | JOB ID 5500

Develop your passion into a long-term career with this hands-on mechanical trade

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