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Motor Mechanic (General) (ANZSCO 321211)

Maintains, tests and repairs petrol engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes.

Tasks Include:

  1. detecting and diagnosing mechanical and electrical faults in engines and parts
  2. dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checking parts
  3. repairing and replacing worn and defective parts and reassembling mechanical components, and referring to service manuals as needed
  4. 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
  5. reassembling engines and parts after being repaired
  6. testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance
  7. diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers
  8. may inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness
  9. may respond to vehicle breakdown service calls

Skill Level: 3

Occupation List: MLTSSL


Automatic Transmission Mechanic
Automotive Airconditioning Mechanic
Brake Mechanic
Ground Support Equipment Fitter (Air Force)
Roadside Mechanic
Vehicle Mechanic (Army)

 Your Potential Pathways to Permanent Residency

189 Independent

190 State491 State491 Family186 Direct494 SESR482 TSS407 Training485 Graduate


Education Requirement

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Certain countries are not exempt from this criterion, so it is important that Mechanics should obtain a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Education Average Cost (AUD)Access to Graduate Visa
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology24,050Yes
Subclass 485 Graduate Work Stream
WA schools23,000Yes
SA SchoolsNot available for international students.N/A
NSWNot available for international students.N/A
Regional Qld25,100Yes
Northern TerritoryNot available for international students.N/A

Skills Assessment with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA)

Types of Skills Assessment available. Eligibility

Offshore Skills Assessment (OSAP)


Required by persons who hold a passport from a country listed in https://www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/osap-nominated-occupations-countries-and-sars

Could apply whether you have a qualification or not.

Applicants must have the required work experience.

Migration Skills Assessment


1)      Three years full time work experience

2)      Financial evidence to support work experience claims

3)      Complete Employer reference template as required by TRA from all employers.

4)      Must have a relevant qualification, including RPL.

Temporary Skills Shortage Skills AssessmentRequired by passport holders from the following country whilst applying for a Subclass 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00294

Job Ready Program


Four stage process which allows applicants to complete their skills assessment after 1 year.

Must hold a graduate visa and completed their education in Australia.

Optimal choice for those wanting to do points migration.

Job Outlook



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