Minor Group

321 Automotive Electricians and Mechanics

Automotive Electricians and Mechanics repair and maintain automotive electrical systems and motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines. Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers are excluded from this minor group.

Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers are included in Minor Group 323 Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor 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:

  • NZQF 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.

Tasks Include:

  • diagnosing electrical and mechanical faults in motor vehicles and small engines
  • dismantling engines and electrical systems
  • repairing and replacing worn and defective parts
  • installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles
  • testing and adjusting electrical and mechanical systems and parts after repair for proper performance
  • performing scheduled maintenance on motor vehicles
Unit Group

3211 Automotive Electricians

Automotive Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles.

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:

  • NZQF 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:

  • using test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions
  • dismantling and removing electrical and electronic assemblies and components
  • installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles
  • connecting power-operated vehicle equipment and accessories to power supply
  • adjusting engine control systems and timing
  • testing and replacing defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors
  • repairing and replacing faulty ignition and electrical wiring
  • replacing defective parts such as fuses, lamps and switches

Occupation:

  • 321111 Automotive Electrician

321111 Automotive Electrician

Alternative Title:

  • Automotive Electrical Fitter

Installs, maintains and repairs electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

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:

  • NZQF 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