Working as a Mechanic in Australia

Mechanics in Australia

To work as an automotive mechanic in Australia there are certain requirements that you must meet. This article details the specific requirements that you need to work in automotive field in Australia.

What courses can you study in Australia?
There are several different automotive courses that you can learn in Australia. All of the courses below skill you in occupations that are on the MLTSSL.

  • Light Vehicle Mechanical (General Mechanic)
  • Heavy Diesel/Commercial (Diesel and Heavy Machinery)
  • Automotive Electrical
  • Automotive Panel Beating

There is a lot of work for skilled and qualified automotive mechanics in Australia.

Most adults, own cars in Australia are there all need to be serviced. What’s more, the skills are generally speaking universal. Meaning if you can be a mechanic in the UK or China, your skills will usually be transferrable to Australia. Unlike electricians or plumbers, there’s currently no licensing required to work as a Mechanic in Australia.

If you’re interested in studying Automotive you’ll find the information from the  Automotive Mechanic Course  page and you can also check out the interview with Louis from India.


Why choose mechanics?

Courses available in multiple cities

Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide

Relatively short courses

It takes between 12-24 months to become a qualified mechanic in Australia

Chefs are in demand

Mechanics have a high proportion of full-time jobs (91.9%)

High paying jobs

A qualified mechanic earns $1,435 a week, on average

As per the government’s job outlook website, the average weekly pay for different automotive professions are listed below:

  • Motor Mechanic – $1435 per week
  • Diesel Mechanic – $1436 per week
  • Automotive Electrician – $1400 per week
  • Panel Beater – $1280 per week