Snapshot

Motor Mechanics repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components. Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters are excluded from this unit group. Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters are included in Unit Group 8994 Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters.

 
14b0b71c-904c-48cf-b2b7-89dcfd2c1a28
Motor Mechanics
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
101,700
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$986
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Relatively steady
Top
match
This career is suited to
The Handicrafter
Find out more

Take our Career Quiz to match your "Skill Set Style" with a career.

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.
  • detecting and diagnosing 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

Job Titles

  • Motor Mechanic
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic
  • Motorcycle Mechanic
  • Small Engine Mechanic

Job Titles

  • Motor Mechanic
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic
  • Motorcycle Mechanic
  • Small Engine Mechanic

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Cert II in Automotive Mechanical
  • Cert III in Automotive Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate IV in Automotive Management

Other Careers In This Industry

Job Vacancies

Featured Job
  • Apprentice Landscape Gardener

  • Greenworx Pty Limited
  • You will be working with great leaders to provide landscape maintenance for our clients. Your day will involve tasks like mowing and lawn maintenance, hedging and pruning and other soft landscape maintenance tasks.
    • We have great teams who work well together and enjoy their jobs
    • We are an expanding company with plenty of scope for advancement
    • We will make sure that you get all the training and support you need to be successful
  • Trades & ServicesGardeners
  • Tue 14 Jan , 2020
  • Kings Park, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • auto electrician

  • S & S Auto Electrical Services P/L
  • You will be assessed on your knowledge and trained how to repair heavy vehicles and earthmoving equipment and trained to to complete Air Conditioning services and repairs, you will be teamed with a tradesman and taught the correct procedures to enable you to work in supervised. You will learn all about workshop durties to keep a clean and efficient safe work area.
    • well established business
    • great team of tradesmen
    • variety of work and extensive opportunity to learn
  • Trades & ServicesAutomotive Electricians
  • Sun 12 Jan , 2020
  • Smithfield, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Tue 7 Jan , 2020
  • Kilmore, Victoria
View all  

Career data sourced from: http://joboutlook.gov.au/
Skip Navigation Links.

Just for you

Events, webinars, information & more

Register Now

Follow us

Follow us today on our social networks