Certificate III in Automotive Specialist (Apprenticeship)

cert III auto specialist app
Course Code
Course Level
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Location
Warragul; Yallourn; Leongatha
Course Duration
Part Time: 3 years
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
Part Time (Day)
Automotive Department

Phone: (03) 5127 0253

Fax: 1300 094 661

Email: automotive@gippstafe.edu.au

Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This apprenticeship aims to give the skills and knowledge to allow students to not only have the skills to work as a light motor mechanic but also gives the skills and knowledge to work with hydraulics. Apprentices will gain a wide petrol and diesel knowledge by undertaking this apprenticeship.

Automotive Specialists are in demand in many heavy industrial settings to work on heavy mobile equipment such as haul trucks, face shovels and dredgers in local and interstate mines.

GippsTAFE is recognised by the Institute for Trade Skills Excellence as one of Australia’s leading automotive training providers. Undertaking your apprenticeship with GippsTAFE will give you a nationally recognised qualification from a respected training organisation.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Automotive Diesel Fitter
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Diesel Fitter
  • Diesel Fuel Specialist

Entry Requirements

  •  Applicants must be currently employed as an apprentice in the industry

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment includes assignments and self paced workshop activities.

Opportunities For Further Study

Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical Air Conditioning)
Certificate IV in Automotive Technology (LPG Installation and Maintenance)