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

Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship - 3rd or 4th year

Toowoomba, QLD | JOB ID 4380

Excellent opportunity for a mechanically minded individual looking to complete their apprenticeship

Heavy Vehicle Assembler

Gatton, QLD | JOB ID 4384

Excellent opportunity for a mechanically minded individual. An immediate start working with Heavy Vehicle machinery.

Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship

Botany, NSW | JOB ID 4043

If you are committed to becoming a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic we have a fantastic opportunity to develop and continue your heavy vehicle apprenticeship. Its your chance to build your career within a well known national suppler of materials handling solutions and forklifts throughout Asia Pacific region.

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