Automotive Trades and Vehicle Repair

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An automotive future

Do you love working with motor vehicles? Do you get enjoy the process of improving them?  Studying automotive trades and vehicle repair means you can work building, improving, repairing or selling motor vehicles in an industry with many job openings.

You may work as a motor vehicle mechanic, inspecting and repairing engines or as a specialist electrician, vehicle trimmer or painter. Or you may focus on vehicle sales, conduct test drives, or parts interpreting. It’s a varied and challenging industry with many opportunities.

Sydney TAFE studies you too

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your automotive trades and vehicle repair career.

  • Leaving school? Our programs and support services will teach you workplace practices, attitudes and the foundation skills to launch your great career.
  • Launching your career? Our courses can take you from an apprenticeship through to owning your own business.
  • Time for a change? Learn with the latest tools and equipment under trade-experienced experts.

Get on the automotive fast-track

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the automotive trades and vehicle repair industry and want to build your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

Belle Meyer: Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship

Mechanic course rings right for Belle

Belle Meyer progressed through introductory automotive mechanic studies with Sydney TAFE to an apprenticeship with Lexus. Check out her course-to-career journey.

Tune new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Business Management and Office Administration
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrotechnology
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Industry partners include:

  • Suncorp Insurance
  • Specialised Textiles Association
  • NIssan

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment; myfuture.gov.au

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