Certificate III Mobile plant mechanic

Duration - 4 year
Study - TAFE / CIT

Did you know if you’ve completed a certificate III Heavy commercial vehicle you can do a briding apprenticeship to Mobile plant mechanic? It takes a shorter amount of time and attracts the current government incentive funding of $5,000*. (2023)


  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • Inspect and service hydraulic systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
  • Carry out servicing operations

Also known as

  • Mechanic
  • Machinery mechanic
  • Diesel mechanic

If you like

  • Mechanics
  • Practical and manual work
  • Problem-solving
  • Diagnosing & repairing
  • Repairing large-scale equipment such as bulldozers or agricultural equipment

We look after

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


Employers look for people who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills. (LabourMarketInsights.gov.au)