If you loved playing with trucks as a kid, this could be the career for you! The heavy vehicles and plant that are used every day across Australia's mine sites, construction and infrastructure projects — as well as for transport and distribution — all need a bit of maintenance and repair, and that's where you come in!
This course will get you set up with the job ready skills and knowledge employers are looking for when they hire an apprentice heavy vehicle or plant mechanic. You'll gain skills for:
- working on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks;
- inspecting and servicing braking, steering and suspension systems, driveshafts and engines;
- using a range of tools and equipment for maintenance and repairs; and
- inspecting and servicing transmissions, steering, brakes, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, and batteries.
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Are you geared up for a big career working with big gears?
When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice heavy vehicle or plant mechanic.
This qualification will provide you with skills and knowledge used in the heavy automotive vehicle servicing sector. You will learn skills in carrying out heavy vehicle servicing operations, inspecting and servicing engines, steering and suspension systems, repairing single electrical circuits, using and maintaining workplace tools and equipment. You will also learn how to apply safe work practices and apply basic automotive troubleshooting processes in the heavy automotive context.
The aim of this pre-apprenticeship is to provide learners with industry specific training to gain skills, knowledge and behaviours to enable transition into an indentured apprenticeship.
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.