Whether you’re a local business, a State or nation-wide organisation that’s selling, servicing, or maintaining vehicles, plant or mobile equipment, we can provide all your workforce and training requirements including skilled, qualified and motivated staff and apprentices.

Why Skillinvest?

Our experienced Apprenticeship Consultants have been supporting dealerships, shire councils, and fleet operators for over three decades, providing apprentices and trainees under group training employment arrangements. We can provide:

Automotive apprenticeships are available in:

  • automotive servicing – from small engines and outdoor power equipment, to light and heavy vehicles, road transport, mobile plant, and agricultural vehicles and plant.
  • body work – panel beating and spray painting.

Automotive Traineeships are available in:

  • vehicle sales
  • spare parts interpreting
  • management
  • frontline management

For young people interested in an automotive apprenticeship and career, we actively encourage them to start their training and skills development while at secondary school. Many students who transition successfully into full-time apprenticeships have started training while at school by completing VET in Schools, a structured work placement or school-based apprenticeship, or a combination of these.

Skillinvest is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 4192) delivering a range of nationally recognised Automotive certificates and qualifications. We can provide accredited training for your apprentices and existing workforce. Select from established courses or we can tailor a training package to suit your individual business needs. Our experienced trainers can come to your workplace or hold training at our vehicle training facilities in Dandenong or at Longerenong.

Services we offer:

  • Recruit and manage someone for your business
  • Skills development and training for your staff
  • Automotive apprenticeships


View the Automotive courses we offer here

Frequently Asked Questions About Careers in Automotive

What are some of the day-to-day duties of an Automotive Mechanic?
  • Discuss problems with car drivers or vehicle operators to discover faults, listen to engines, fit and operate special test and diagnostic equipment and test drive vehicles
  • Repair or replace worn and faulty parts by removing and dismantling assemblies
  • Reassemble, test, clean and adjust repaired or replaced parts or assemblies, use various tools and equipment to make sure they are working properly and put them back into the vehicle
  • Diagnose, repair and replace engine management/fuel injection components
  • Inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or list the work required before a certificate can be issued.
Where do Automotive Mechanics work?
  • Service stations and auto repair organisations
  • Vehicle dealerships
  • Transport firms
  • Private firms with fleets of vehicles
  • Public authorities such as defence, energy,
    public works
  • For themselves
Would I enjoy a career in Automotive?

You may enjoy a career in automotive if you…

  • Are interested in practical and manual work
  • Are able to work with hand tools
  • Have technical aptitude
  • Have problem solving skills
  • Are physically fit
  • Have a driver licence
How do I start a career in Automotive?

To begin a career in automotive you usually have to complete an Australian Automotive Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

Entry requirements may vary but employers generally require a minimum of Year 10.

Training is usually both on and off the job. Off the job training is provided through Registered Training Organisations (RTO) and Group Training Companies (GTO) like Skillinvest.

View the automotive courses we offer as well as other training courses here


To learn more about undertaking an Automotive Apprenticeship or Traineeship contact our team at Skillinvest on 1300 135 008.

Or get in touch through our contact form.

Automotive student

“I have always had an interest in cars and wanted to have a trade qualification so I decided to complete an apprenticeship. I tried other work experience first in other trades such as building however with my love of cars I decided a mechanical apprenticeship was a good fit for me.”

Will, Cert III Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Automotive employer

“I like to choose Skillinvest for training my apprentices because they’re flexible with my needs. They provide thorough trainers and they have always proved to do a good job with the boys over the years so I will continue to use them.”

Heath Jagernathan, Rapid Tune Lilydale

Skillinvest has more than 35 years of experience working in the employment and training industry with organisations from a wide range of industries, including Automotive, Building and Construction, Civil Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering, IT and Communications plus many more.

We can offer a full or part-time automotive apprenticeship, nationally accredited courses and qualifications to achieve individual and business goals. Using our long-established local and industry networks and partnerships we’ll find and nurture qualified, skilled and motivated talent to suit and support your businesses unique needs.