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Motor Mechanic (General) Job Ready Program with Job Ready Solutions

Updated: Apr 4

Is being a Motor Mechanic (General) your chosen PR Pathway? Job Ready Solutions is here to help. At Job Ready Solutions, we take pride in assisting aspiring motor mechanics in their journey towards skill development, hands-on training, and successful career placement.


Once you complete your Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, you are eligible to start your Job Ready Program Pathway, even on a student visa!




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Ready to start your Job Ready Program (JRP)?

Click here to apply.


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Motor Mechanic Job Ready Program

Motor Mechanic Job Ready Program with Job Ready Solutions

Job Ready Solutions are experts in the Job Ready Program Pathway. We do not source positions for Mechanics and ask that our clients source their own job.


Your Job Ready Program pathway starts with the Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA), which is a requirement for your 485 visa. Here is how Job Ready Solutions can help with this program:


  • Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA) - We verify your mechanic qualification and supporting documents, ensuring your PSA application is 'decision ready' and ensure a successful outcome.


Once you receive a successful PSA outcome, you are eligible to start the Job Ready Program (JRP). Here is how Job Ready Solutions can help with this program:


  • Job Ready Program (JRP) - We pre-verify your mechanic workplace to ensure it is eligible for the Job Ready Program. We register any new employers and complete the correct paperwork to finalise previous employers. We keep careful track of your progress and upload your payslips and supporting documents at the right time for your program. We provide our clients with a full setup leading up to the workplace assessment including what to expect and sample areas to revise for. We ensure that all required documentation is filled and submitted and you have fulfilled the required hours to be eligible for the JRFA. Once you receive a successful skills assessment outcome you can apply to Home Affairs for a skilled visa.


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Ready to start your Job Ready Program (JRP)?

Click here to apply.


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A Motor Mechanic (General), as classified under ANZSCO code 321211, specialises in the upkeep, diagnosis, testing, and repair of petrol engines and lightweight motor vehicles. Their expertise spans critical systems such as transmissions, steering mechanisms, and brakes. Known by alternative titles like Automotive Light Mechanic, these professionals play an indispensable role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of vehicles on the road.


Diverse Specialisations:

  1. Automatic Transmission Mechanic: Master the intricate workings of automatic transmissions to become a specialist in this essential field.

  2. Automotive Airconditioning Mechanic: Learn the art of keeping vehicle interiors cool and comfortable by becoming proficient in automotive air conditioning systems.

  3. Brake Mechanic: Become the go-to expert in ensuring effective braking systems, a vital aspect of road safety.

  4. Roadside Mechanic: Develop the skills needed to provide on-the-spot assistance and repairs to stranded motorists, keeping vehicles running smoothly.

  5. Ground Support Equipment Fitter (Air Force) and Vehicle Mechanic (Army): Embark on a rewarding journey of supporting military operations by maintaining ground vehicles and equipment.


Skill Level and Requirements:

The Motor Mechanic (General) role is classified as Skill Level 3. To embark on this career path and pursue opportunities such as visa applications, a positive Skills Assessment is crucial. At Job Ready Solutions, we guide you through this process seamlessly.


To obtain a positive skills assessment, aspiring motor mechanics must meet certain criteria established by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA). These criteria include:

  1. Qualification: Successful completion of an AQF Qualification, either a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology or equivalent formal training.

  2. Industry Standards: Possession of skills that meet current Australian industry standards, demonstrated by a minimum of 12 months of full-time employment (or equivalent part-time) within the occupation over the previous three years. A great way to gain this experience is through the Motor Mechanic Job Ready Program Pathway.

  3. International Qualifications: For those with international qualifications or Australian qualifications not acquired through the Recognition of Learning process, a demonstration of 3 years of full-time or equivalent post-qualification experience is required.

  4. Recognition of Learning: If an Australian qualification is issued through the Australian Recognition of Learning process, a demonstration of either 3 years of full-time (or equivalent) post-qualification experience or 6 years of full-time (or equivalent) experience (which can be either pre- or post-qualification) is mandatory.


Required Tasks:

  • detecting and diagnosing 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.


Becoming a proficient Motor Mechanic (General) requires dedication, training, and a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest industry standards. At Job Ready Solutions, we understand the aspirations and challenges of individuals aiming to become skilled in Motor Mechanics. Our commitment to excellence makes us the ideal partner for your journey towards a successful motor mechanic career.



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