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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 3212 MOTOR MECHANICS


    MOTOR MECHANICS repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components.

    Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters are excluded from this unit group. Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters are included in Unit Group 8994 Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    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.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

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

    Occupations:
      321211 Motor Mechanic (General)
      321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic
      321213 Motorcycle Mechanic
      321214 Small Engine Mechanic

321211 MOTOR MECHANIC (GENERAL)

    Alternative Title:
      Automotive Light Mechanic

    Maintains, tests and repairs petrol engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisations:

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

321212 DIESEL MOTOR MECHANIC

    Maintains, tests and repairs diesel motors and the mechanical parts of trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisation:

      Automotive Heavy Mechanic

321213 MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC

    Maintains, tests and repairs the mechanical parts of motorcycles. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 3


321214 SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC

    Maintains, tests and repairs engines of chainsaws, lawn mowers, garden tractors and other equipment with small engines. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisations:

      Chainsaw Mechanic
      Lawnmower Mechanic
      Outboard Motor Mechanic


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