1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4211-11 Motor Mechanic

Repairs, maintains and tests vehicle or other engines and related mechanical components.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • diagnoses faults in motor vehicles
  • raises vehicles, using hydraulic hoists or jacks
  • dismantles or removes engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms or other components, and checks parts
  • repairs or replaces worn or defective parts, and reassembles mechanical components
  • tests and adjusts repaired sub-assemblies, and re-installs them
  • services or overhauls engines
  • tunes engines to achieve smoother running and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • re-lines and adjusts brakes and aligns wheels
  • changes oil and filters, and lubricates vehicles or fuelled motor appliances
  • may inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness

Specialisations:
Automatic Transmission Mechanic
Automotive Airconditioning Mechanic
Brake Mechanic
Diesel Motor Mechanic
Motorcycle Mechanic
Outboard Motor Mechanic

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