Become an automotive apprentice


Start an automotive career with AGA

Automotive qualifications offer excellent career prospects and deliver skills which are in high demand in Australia and overseas. Continual growth and change in the automotive industry makes this industry an exciting career pathway.

Apprenticeships include:

  • Light vehicle – cars
  • Heavy vehicle – trucks, cranes, construction vehicles
  • Spare parts interpreter – parts and equipment
  • Auto electrician
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What does an automotive apprentice do?

Depending on your apprenticeship, you may find yourself:

  • servicing and repairing cars: including engines, brakes, tyres, electronics, wheel balancing and alignment, diagnostics, fuel systems and transmissions
  • servicing and repairing trucks, buses, cranes, construction vehicles
  • advising, sourcing and purchasing parts and equipment

This is a great career to pursue if you:

  • are interested in cars
  • enjoy manual tasks
  • are good with technical work and problem solving

Become an automotive apprentice

  • Enjoy our quality accredited automotive training
  • Get paid while you learn the automotive trade
  • Gain experience in an automotive workplace
  • Experience success with our ongoing support and mentoring

Courses available

  • Apprenticeships

    If you’re ready for an automotive apprenticeship, you can apply today. Even if no positions are currently advertised, you can fill in an application and we will contact you to arrange an interview.

    AUR30620 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

    AGA offers a range of automotive apprenticeships and offers training for Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology at our outstanding facilities.


    An automotive apprenticeship usually takes 3 to 4 years to complete.

    Consider a pre-apprenticeship first

    We prefer our automotive apprentices to have completed a pre-apprenticeship or VET course, although it is not essential.

  • Pre-Apprenticeships

    Increase your chances of becoming an automotive apprentice.

    Automotive is a very popular trade. Every position we advertise gets a large number of applicants. If you have completed a pre-apprenticeship, your application will have a much higher chance of success.

    AUR20720 – Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

    This pre-vocational course is aimed at school leavers or new entrants into the workforce. It provides the opportunity for those wishing to gain employment in the automotive industry with the required prerequisite knowledge and skills to gain access to a wide range of apprenticeships offered within this industry.


    A Certificate II in Automotive Studies takes approximately 13 weeks to complete.

  • School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT)

    School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT) allow you to continue at secondary school, completing VCE or VCAL while gaining qualifications to kick-start your career after school.

    This is an amazing opportunity for students who have a keen interest in the automotive industry.

    AUR20520 – Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

    AGA offers school-based apprenticeships to suit school timetables. Vacancies will be on our website, but if there are no current positions, you can still apply to be considered in the next intake.

    VET in schools (VETiS)

    AGA also works with schools to provide VETiS courses. Talk to your school careers advisor or contact AGA for more information.

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