Motor Mechanic

Job Description

Motor Mechanics (also known as Automotive Mechanics) are skilled in all aspects of petrol engines and mechanical parts of motor vehicles. They carry out repairs, routine servicing, and maintenance on transmissions, steering, brakes and other components.

Careers Ladder


To become a Motor Mechanic you need to complete an apprenticeship and some formal training. Additional training or licensing may be required to specialise in automotive air-conditioning or be certified to give roadworthy assessments.

Consider enrolling in a pre-apprenticeship course, which will give you an idea of what it’s like to work in the industry. The Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology is an introductory course. When looking for to start your apprenticeship, an Apprenticeship Network provider or Group Training Organisation in your area can help you find a host employer.

While completing your apprenticeship, there are a number of formal training options to supplement your on-the-job training. The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology has a particular focus on light vehicles.

In order to give roadworthy assessments you need to function as a Licenced Vehicle Tester (LVT), which requires you to complete further accredited training.


  • Articulate
  • Autonomous
  • Competent
  • Determine
  • Passionate
  • Productive
  • Resourceful
  • Team Player
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Diagnostics
  • Wiring
  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Tools
  • Numerical Skills
  • Fabrication

Future Prospects

Career advancement in this field can lead to other roles such as:

  • Head Mechanic
  • Muffler Specialist
  • Auto Electrical
  • Diagnostician
  • Performance Specialist
  • Service Manager