Wrong are the ones who say that automotive industry is moving towards end because of saturation. In fact, there is a huge new area of opportunities, scopes and challenges belonging to future of automotive industry.

With future still bright for Automotive Industry, the opportunities and scope are huge; and this is for what the workforce needs to be prepared, and automotive courses are especially designed to cater to present and future needs of this industry.

The Automotive course concentrates on helping students apply hands-on expertise developed and use it on the job.

During the course of this program, the students will receive training and knowledge on subjects like the latest technology in diagnosing mechanical systems, automotive electrical, repairing and maintaining automobiles, fuel & ignition systems and much more.

Here is a brief of Automotive courses offered in Australia.


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ANZSCO Code: 321211-321214 – Motor Mechanics

What Do Motor Mechanics Do?
  • Repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components
  • Maintain, test and repair petrol engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes
  • Maintain, test and repair diesel motors and the mechanical parts of trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes
  • Maintain, test and repair the mechanical parts of motorcycles
  • Maintain, test and repair engines of chainsaws, lawn mowers, garden tractors and other equipment with small engines


Tasks Include
  • Detecting and diagnosing mechanical and electrical faults in engines and parts
  • Dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checking parts
  • Repairing and replacing worn and defective parts and reassembling mechanical components, and referring to service manuals as needed
  • Performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • Reassembling engines and parts after being repaired
  • Testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance
  • Diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers
  • May inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness
  • May respond to vehicle breakdown service calls


Visa Options for Immigration Per MLTSSL
  • 186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)
  • 189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189) - Points-Tested
  • 190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)
  • 407 - Training visa (subclass 407)
  • 485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) - Graduate Work
  • 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - Family nominated
  • 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - State or Territory nominated
  • 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream
  • 187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)


Occupations Include
  • 321211 Motor Mechanic (General)
  • 321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic
  • 321213 Motorcycle Mechanic
  • 321214 Small Engine Mechanic


Specialisations Include
  • Automatic Transmission Mechanic
  • Automotive Airconditioning Mechanic
  • Brake Mechanic
  • Ground Support Equipment Fitter (Air Force)
  • Roadside Mechanic
  • Vehicle Mechanic (Army)
  • Automotive Heavy Mechanic
  • Chainsaw Mechanic
  • Lawnmower Mechanic
  • Outboard Motor Mechanic


  • Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Light Vehicle)
  • Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical
  • Diploma of Automotive Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)
  • Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) 


Before applying for student visa in Australia, one must have the following.

  • a valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia 
  • offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • evidence of access to sufficient funds 
  • evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover 
  • all other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists


  • IELTS score 5.5 overall and no score below 5 in each of the component*


Students who successfully complete the Automotive program are eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa. Students with these visas have the option to continue studying, working as well as staying in Australia on a temporary basis. Once they have completed their course, based on their specializations, they are allowed to stay for two (2) years and look for opportunities to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency. Because of the increasing requests for graduates from the Automotive course and related experience, these jobs are constantly posted in the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) and Skilled Occupations List (SOL).

A few examples of the job postings are Motorcycle Mechanic and Small Engine Mechanic, Motor Mechanic (General), Automotive Electrician, Diesel Motor Mechanic, etc.