Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Light Automotive EV Mechanic

Working as a Light Automotive EV Mechanic you will provide electric car maintenance services and repair including coding and reprogramming of vehicle software. You will track and document the analysis and progression of the work.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 17 required

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
  • Inspect and maintain battery electric vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair traction motor speed control systems in battery electric vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair high voltage traction motors in battery electric vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair auxiliary motors and associated components in battery electric vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair system instrumentation and safety interlocks in battery electric vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair HVAC and rechargeable energy storage cooling systems in battery electric vehicle
  • Diagnose and repair DC to DC converters in battery electric vehicles
  • Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Elective Units – 13 required

  • Diagnose and repair high voltage rechargeable energy storage systems in battery electric vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
  • Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
  • Inspect and service braking systems
  • Balance wheels and tyres
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Estimate and quote automotive mechanical and electrical repairs
  • Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
  • Apply knowledge of ADAS technology to vehicle pre-repair scans
  • Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations

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.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

Job Pathways

Automotive Retail, Service and Repair

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Automotive, Transport & Maritime

Work Type
Analytic & Investigative
Manual & Realistic

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 20/21: 15963

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 29/3/2022. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2020, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2020, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

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Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information and More Details

Light Automotive EV Mechanic - AUR32721
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

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Part Time
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 29/3/2022, rounded estimates for October 2020 to September 2021. This data is for general information purposes only.

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