Maintains, tests and repairs petrol engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level 3
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Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
4211-01 Supervisor, Motor Mechanics
4211-11 Motor Mechanic
Group: 3212 Motor Mechanics
repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components.
Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters are excluded from this unit group. Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters are included in Unit Group 8994 Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters.
detecting and diagnosing mechanical and electrical 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
may respond to vehicle breakdown service calls
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.