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Motor Mechanic (General)

Motor Mechanic (General)
ANZSCO Code: 321211

Motor Mechanics maintain, test and repair internal combustion engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes.

Occupation description

Motor Mechanics maintain, test and repair internal combustion engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes.

Their job involves:

  • detecting and diagnosing mechanical and electrical faults in engines and parts.
  • dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checking parts.
  • repairing and replacing worn and defective parts, reassembling mechanical components, and referring to service manuals as needed.
  • performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations.
  • reassembling engines and parts after being repaired.
  • testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance.
  • diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers.

Motor Mechanics may also:

  • inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness.
  • respond to vehicle breakdown service calls.

NOTE:

This occupation is for motor mechanics working with light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. It does not extend to heavy commercial vehicle, mobile plant, motorcycle or agricultural equipment mechanics or specialty areas such as automotive air-conditioning, brake or small engine mechanics.

How will I be assessed?

Documentary Evidence Assessment

We will review your documentary evidence to ensure it meets the employment and training requirements and indicates that you have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience as a Motor Mechanic (General). 

You can find information about the employment, training, and document requirements below:

Technical Assessment

If you are successful in Stage 1, you will complete a technical interview with our assessor. The technical interview will be conducted in English with no interpreters allowed.

For more information about the technical interview, see the Stage 2 Assessment Guide.

How to Apply

If you're a tradesperson, your skills and experience will be assessed by someone who has worked in your trade and understands your skills and qualifications. VETASSES is Australia's leading assessment body for trades and we can assess 27 different trade occupations. 

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Step 1

Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment. 

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Step 2

Understand the Assessment Process 

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Step 3

Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide 

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Step 4

Find the cost you’ll need to pay up front for your trade skills assessment 

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Step 5

FAQs

You are strongly encouraged to review each of the units of competency shown above. To do this: 

1. Go to the following website: http://training.gov.au/Search.

2. Enter a unit code (e.g. MSMWHS200) into the ‘Title or code’ search box.

3. Click on the ‘NRT’ button.

4. Click on the ‘Search’ button.

5. Read the Unit of Competency information.

Start your online application