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Are you revved up for a career powering modern cars?
By the time you've finished this qualification, you'll know your radiator from your regulator and be in a good position to get yourself an apprenticeship in mechanics.
Gain these skills:
- service engine systems
- use and maintaining, testing and measuring devices
- use and maintaining tools and equipment
- workplace safety
Specialist training facilities
South Metro TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.
Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
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Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full time across one semester.
183 hours of work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. This will involve your attendance at a workplace/worksite during the program depending on the host employer and availability. Work placement will need to be organised on days/times around classes.
Uniforms and workwear requirements:
- Steel cap boots
- cotton drill pants
- cotton blend shirt with collar
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen and exercise book), text book - Automotive Mechanics by Ed May and Les Simpson.
In addition, the above uniform is required to be worn at all classes:
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
Study options and next steps
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