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Automotive Manufacturing Technician (buses, trucks and trailers)

Employees prepare, install and fit components used in assembly of vehicles (buses, trucks and trailers).

Summary of Training

  • Work effectively in teams
  • Apply safe work practices in the automotive manufacturing environment
  • Prepare and operate tools, equipment and machinery
  • Monitor and maintain automotive equipment
  • Apply heavy vehicle standards
  • Apply workplace technical quality standards
  • Read and interpret work orders and working drawings
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and determine requirements
  • Perform basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging
  • Conduct mechanical cutting
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Assemble, install and test braking system kits
  • Assemble, install and test hydraulic system kits
  • Assemble, install and test pneumatic system kits
  • Bond and repair fibreglass components
  • Operate load shifting equipment
  • Install and replace vehicle electrical units and assemblies
  • Fabricate plugs
  • Perform manual metal arc welding
  • Perform gas metal arc welding
  • Install vehicle components
  • Modify and repair chassis and frames
  • Repair air braking systems
  • Overhaul air braking systems and components
  • Repair suspension systems (heavy vehicles)
  • Manage the impact of change on own work
  • Apply competitive systems and practices
  • Undertake root cause analysis

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Industry Group
Automotive & Boating

Work Type
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 130

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Automotive Manufacturing Technician (buses, trucks and trailers) - AUM30213
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 50 35 25 20 0 0 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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