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An apprentice Automotive Technician - Marine Light is involved in working mainly on pleasure craft with inboard or outboard motors, they can be trailer mounted and pull behind a car or moored in the river, ocean or a marina.
Gain these skills:
- demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to the various types of marine engines
- adjust, test and repair engines, transmission, fuel systems, hydraulic steering systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, propellers and boat trailers
- use testing equipment and/or refer to manufacturers' specifications and manuals - dismantle faulty assemblies, repair or replace worn or damaged parts and reassemble, adjust and test the repaired mechanism
- perform scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and tune-ups - advise customers on work performed, general vessel conditions and future repair requirements
This apprenticeship training program comprises on and off the job components, with training blocks of four weeks twice a year for 2.5 years. Block release times are negotiated with industry to minimize the impact on peak workplace production. During the block release, all candidates undertake training and assessment and competency results are signed off in the training record book. When the candidate returns to industry, learning is reinforced in the workplace to further develop the candidate’s skills and increase proficiency. The employer also signs off – that the candidate has undertaken tasks in the workplace.
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 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate I or Certificate II|
This course is available as an apprenticeship.
Entrance requirements for apprenticeships
You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship.
An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.
Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:
- Earn a wage while you train
- Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
- Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
- Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path
- Marine motor repairer
For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/