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Vehicle Servicing

In order to become a motor mechanic in Australia, you need to complete a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. Central Regional TAFE offers Automotive Repair and Maintenance courses that guide you through the journey of developing your skills and earning your qualifications to become a motor mechanic.

You can further specialise in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology, which develops your skills in servicing tyres, and allows you to apply for a MTAWA repairers’ certificate in tyre servicing.  A Certificate II in Automotive Steering and Suspension System Technology deepens your knowledge in steering and suspension systems, which will go a long way in repairing various issues.

By completing the vehicle repairs course that we offer, you’ll be ready to start a career as a motor mechanic, skilled in a wide range of servicing techniques that will address each client’s needs efficiently. A Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology not only provides you with the expertise to service light vehicles but gives you the opportunity to specialise in automotive servicing and repair.

Vehicle Servicing Courses

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
National ID: AUR20520
State ID: AC33
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Servicing Pre-apprenticeship)

Are you looking for a hands-on career in the automotive industry?

This pre-apprenticeship will provide you with the skills employers are looking for in an apprentice.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Get started in the automotive industry. 

If working with cars and trucks is what you would like to do, this course is the one for you. You'll learn how to service engines, and use and maintain workplace tools and equipment.  After successful completion you may start an Apprenticeship in a range of areas including Motor Mechanic (light), Heavy Duty Road Transport, Mobile Plant, Automotive Electrician or Panel Beater. 

You'll gain skills in:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Working in a team environment
  • Planning, organising and problem solving skills
  • Servicing a vehicle
  • Performing general vehicle maintenance and small repairs

You will also have the opportunity to test your skills in the workplace through a Supervised Work Placement during this course. 

Certificate II
National ID: AUR21920
State ID: BFY7
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology

Stop spinning wheels, start getting somewhere.

Hit the ground running - gain the skills you'll need to work on tyres in the automotive retail, service and repair industries with light, heavy and agricultural vehicles. 

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
On campus

Get some real traction within the automotive industry.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks related to servicing tyres of motorcycles, light vehicles, heavy vehicles, agricultural vehicles, earthmoving and off-the-road vehicles in an automotive service and repair business.   

The Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who service the following vehicle tyres in an automotive service or repair business:

  • light vehicles
  • heavy vehicles
  • agricultural equipment 

After completing this qualification you'll also be able to apply for a Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTAWA) repairers’ certificate in tyre servicing.

Some things you'll learn:

  • How to identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
  • How to use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • How to select vehicle tyres, wheels and rims for heavy vehicles, light vehicles, agricultural machinery, earthmovers and off road vehicles
  • How to balance wheels and tyres
  • How to inspect and service braking, steering and suspension systems
Certificate II
National ID: AUR30620
State ID: BGA5
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Start your engines, the road to an auto career starts here.

Learn all about diagnosis and repair, braking systems, transmissions, servicing, suspension, workplace safety and health and more in a quality workshop with experienced lecturers.

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It's time to gear up for your automotive career.

Please note, this course can only be accessed by an employed apprentice, if this course interests you, please speak to your employer or employment agency about signing up as an apprentice.

By completing a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology you will be ready for a career in the automotive servicing industry. You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the automotive industry, including diagnosis and repair, braking systems, transmissions, servicing, suspension, and workplace safety and health.

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is an apprenticeship you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate III
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