Automotive & Auto Electrician Apprenticeships

Duration - 4 year
Study - TAFE

Start a career in the automotive and Auto Electrician industry with a car mechanic apprenticeship. A car apprenticeship is a nationally recognised qualification designed to provide essential hands-on experience developing practical skills to inspect, diagnose confidently, and service both light and heavy vehicles, whether manual or automatic. At the same time, you’ll develop communication techniques to engage with clients effectively. 

Automotive Apprenticeship Opportunities

-> Certificate iii Automotive EV technology

Apprentices will gain knowledge and skills in automotive electrical vehicle (EV) technology, learning about the principles, components, and systems related to electric vehicles, including maintenance, repair, and diagnostics.

-> Certificate iii Automotive in Manufacturing Technical Operations Truck, Bus and Trailer

This certificate covers technical operations specific to truck, bus, and trailer manufacturing processes. Trainees gain expertise in areas such as assembly, maintenance, quality control, and safety protocols within manufacturing settings.

-> Certificate Iii Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technology

This certificate program trains individuals to maintain, repair, and service heavy commercial vehicles, learning about heavy vehicle systems, engines, transmissions, braking systems, and other essential components to ensure safe and efficient operation.

-> Certificate III Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Learn about mechanical repair and maintenance of light vehicles such as cars and motorcycles as apprentices acquire skills in engine diagnostics, suspension systems, braking systems, and other mechanical components necessary for maintaining and repairing light vehicles.

-> Certificate III Mobile Plant Mechanic

In this apprenticeship program, students will learn to maintain and repair mobile plant machinery used in various construction, agriculture, and mining industries. Students learn to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair mobile plant equipment’s mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems.

What You’ll Learn in An Automotive Apprenticeship: 

Each apprenticeship program is different and tailored to the industry; however, in a car apprenticeship program, it is common for apprentices to learn

  • Replacing and mending defective vehicle parts from switches, fuses and lamps
  • Testing and replacing starter motors, generators and defective alternators
  • Examining motor engines and their components
  • Diagnosing potential faults in engines
  • Repairing and replacing worn and damaged parts
  • Using technical equipment to test the function of engines 
  • Performing scheduled maintenance on vehicles, including oil changes, engine tune-ups, and more 
  • Test and fix faults with electrical systems in vehicles such as lights, ignition, etc. 

Automotive Apprentice skills

  • Hands-on skills in vehicle maintenance and repairs
  • Passion for vehicles and anything automotive-related
  • Listening skills
  • Adapt to challenges
  • Teamwork skills 
  • Be a fast learner with initiative
  • Talent to handle multiple tools

How 1300apprentice Can Help You 

With over 5000 people employed in the automotive industry, an apprenticeship gives you the practical experience and theoretical knowledge to become a fully qualified mechanic. 

If you’re looking to complete an Automotive & Electrician Apprenticeship, 1300apprentice provides the support you need, we can help with: 

  • Apprenticeship and Traineeships: We connect employers with apprentices across multiple industries. 
  • Wages: Payment for work performed.
  • Allowances: Additional payments or benefits.
  • Annual leave & loading: Paid time off and additional holiday compensation.
  • TAFE/RTO fees: Fees related to Technical and Further Education (TAFE) or Registered Training Organizations (RTOs).
  • Mentoring & support: Guidance and assistance throughout the apprenticeship.
  • Workplace health & safety/personal protective equipment (WHS/PPE): Ensuring a safe working environment and providing necessary safety gear.

Since 1985, we’ve helped companies connect with different apprentices across 40 industries. We offer personalised mentorship and comprehensive support to ensure a rewarding apprenticeship experience.

Check our job opportunities. 

For further information on how we can help you, explore our website or contact our team directly.


  • Processing financial data
  • Processing accounts payable/receivable
  • Providing customer service in financial transactions
  • Assisting in payroll
  • Entering transaction data to ledgers
  • Maintaining a general ledger
  • Processing purchases
  • Producing GST reports

Future prospects

  • Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
  • Certivicate IV in Financial services
  • Diploma of Accounting

Also known as

  • Accounts clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll clerks
  • Accounts junior

If you like

  • Office based
  • Being organised
  • Word processing and managing files
  • Maths

We look after

  • Wages
  • Allowances
  • Annual leave & annual leave Loading
  • TAFE/RTO fees
  • Mentoring & support


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