You spend your spare time tinkering with engines and are always researching the latest models of cars being released. Harness your interest and set yourself up for a career working with light vehicles. With our apprenticeship program, you'll learn how to service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as engines, transmissions and suspension systems as well as how to manage electronic engines. By the end of your training, you'll know your way around brakes, springs and gear boxes, along with having the skills to diagnose, repair and service any mechanical problems. We'll also make sure you know how to conduct safety and roadworthy inspections to give you even more employable skills.
On completion of this qualification and your apprenticeship, you will be able to work as a qualified motor mechanic, which can lead you into careers such as owning your own business, management and sales/retail in the automotive field.
The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.
For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.
Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.
VTAC application: No
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: ICN
National course code: AUR30616
Entry into this qualification requires you to be employed as an apprentice motor mechanic at the time of enrolment.
Wimmera (Horsham) - day release X 34 days per year, SMB (Ballarat)- 8 X 4 day blocks per year
Fees are subject to change annually.
Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.
For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.
Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.
Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.
For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions.
If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.
If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to be an apprentice to do this course?
Yes. This program is for apprentices who have a training agreement signed by their employer.
How do I find an apprenticeship?
Like all employment, getting an apprenticeship can be competitive. Learning some skills before you start may help with your apprenticeship application. Think about doing an automotive pre-apprenticeship program.
A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.