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How long is a mechanic apprenticeship?

An automotive mechanic apprenticeship usually takes around four years, during which you'll develop hands-on, practical skills within a real workshop or worksite, and study a nationally accredited qualification. 

All Australian Apprenticeships are competency-based, so the exact timing of your apprenticeship will be reflected in your ability to demonstrate your technical skills and completion of your Certificate III-level qualification.

There are a number of specialisations within mechanic apprenticeships, including:

Each of these mechanic apprenticeships is approximately 4 years in length.

Find an Automotive Mechanic Apprenticeship

To get started as a mechanic, visit the MIGAS Jobs Board for roles available now.

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In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.