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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Motorsport Technician

As a Motorsport Technician you would service and repair the mechanical parts, transmission and suspension systems of vehicles within the motorsport sector. You may work as a mechanic in a V8 Supercar team or as a vehicle service and repair technician within a motorsport race team or a service/pit crew race team member.  

Summary of Training

Core Units – 21 required

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
  • Load and unload competition vehicles and support equipment
  • Assist with officiating duties at motor sport events
  • Operate in a motor sport environment
  • Follow motor sport event and team safety requirements
  • Coordinate operations of a motor sport team
  • Assemble and prepare competition vehicles for motor sport events
  • Prepare competition vehicles at motor sport events
  • Perform pit lane and service area operations at motor sport events
  • Perform torquing and fastening on motor sport competition vehicles
  • Conduct non-destructive testing
  • Collect and log motor sport data
  • Construct hose and pipe assemblies for competition vehicles
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • Inspect and service braking systems
  • Inspect and service suspension systems
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Inspect and service drive shafts
  • Inspect and service manual transmissions

Elective Units – 15 required

  • Overhaul light vehicle braking system components
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
  • Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems
  • Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
  • Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems
  • Transport light competition vehicles and support equipment
  • Select and prepare motor sport competition vehicle tyres and wheels
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • Overhaul clutch assemblies
  • Overhaul manual transmissions

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.

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2018: 11450

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 27/06/2019. 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 Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information and More Details

Motorsport Technician - AUR30916
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Classification A * A
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.


Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 20/06/2019, rounded estimates for January 2018 to December 2018. This data is for general information purposes only.

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ANZSCO Classification: 321211

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

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