Automotive, Transport and Maritime

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Prepare for a challenging career in the Automotive, Transport and Maritime Industries by gaining both the practical and theoretical skills required to be successful.

Potential careers in Automotive, Transport and Maritime

Here are some career examples for automotive, transport and maritime:

Automotive Electrical Technology

If you’ve got an electrical mind and a natural knack for understanding how to wire things together, you’ll love a career in Automotive Electrical Technology. A qualification in this field will develop your skills and knowledge in repairing electrical components, lighting, wiring and diagnosing faults in engine management, as well as other electrical/electronic engineering systems.

Automotive Mechanical Technology – Light Vehicle

Want to learn how to service, repair and diagnose faults in light vehicle engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brake, electrical systems and components? As an automotive technician or light vehicle mechanic you’ll specialise in the after service and repair industries. There are also a wide range of apprenticeship and traineeship courses available.

Automotive Mechanical Technology – Heavy Vehicle and Plant Equipment

If you have a passion for anything with wheels and a motor, imagine a career where you can do it on a large scale with heavy vehicles and plant equipment. A qualification in this field will give you the skills you need for a job as a heavy vehicle motor mechanic in the automotive or agricultural industries. You’ll learn how to maintain, test, diagnose and repair faults in trucks, buses, plant equipment and farm machinery.

Automotive – Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) approved courses

Interested in a career as an RMS inspector/examiner or proprietor at an authorised vehicle inspection station? With a qualification in this field, you’ll develop skills to conduct RMS (previously RTA) vehicle inspections on light and/or heavy vehicles.

Automotive Vehicle – Repair (Panel Beating)

If you enjoy working with your hands and fixing things, you’ll thrive in the field of vehicle repair. Courses in this career area will give you the skills you need to weld various light gauge motor vehicle body panels and under frame structures. You’ll also gain skills in repairing accident and corrosion damage, and measure, realign and repair upper body and under frame structures.

Automotive Vehicle – Refinish (Spray Painting)

Have you got an eye for detail, are creative and enjoy working with your hands? A career in vehicle spray painting could be for you. A course in this field will give you the chance to learn how to prepare a range of materials, equipment and motor vehicles for the application of a range of paint finishes in our state-of-the-art workshops. You’ll also develop skills to match colours for a professional finish.


If you’re passionate about boating and fishing and love the ocean, a career in maritime operations could be for you. Train with our industry experienced educators and our state-of-the-art facilities in master class 5, coxswain, marine engine driver or general purpose hand on commercial vessels.

Outdoor Power Equipment

Develop your skills in servicing and repairing the mechanical, electrical and ancillary systems of outdoor power equipment. Through study and hands-on experience you’ll become equipped for employment in the maintenance of outdoor power equipment including lawn mowers and chainsaws.

How to find a course

So you’ve worked out what career areas or careers interest you and it’s time to see what courses are available?

To find courses in your area of interest, enter your keywords into the course search function on the top right hand side of the page. For more detailed searches, use the ‘Advanced search option’.

Not sure which course to choose?

If you need help deciding which course or course level to choose, you can speak with one of our Customer Service Centre staff on 1300 766 123 or take advantage of our free career counselling service. Our experienced staff can help you decide which courses will help you reach your goals.