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Study light automotive

Set yourself on the path to a career in the light automotive field with an apprenticeship or on-campus training from TAFE Queensland. Get hands on with our practical training and learn to repair and service small to medium sized vehicle engines and parts including  cooling, braking, clutch, steering, suspension and exhaust systems. 

The Automotive industry is progressing rapidly, with innovations such as electric and semi-autonomous vehicles dominating the market. TAFE Queensland partner with industry to ensure our students are working on the latest industry equipment and vehicles with donations from Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler, Holden and more. 

TAFE Queensland offers a comprehensive range of light automotive courses, from pre-apprenticeship programs through to apprenticeship and post-trade specialisations. Choose from a range of automotive specialisations including cylinder head reconditioning, LPG installation, mechanical overhauling, servicing technology,  air conditioning, underbody technology, tyre servicing, and outdoor power equipment.

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Career outcomes
  • Automotive air conditioning serviceperson
  • Cylinder head reconditioner
  • Exhaust and muffler fitter
  • Light vehicle mechanic
  • Outdoor power equipment serviceperson
  • Tyre fitter
  • Underbody serviceperson
  • Vehicle serviceperson
 
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Information for apprentices

Learn hands on with the same equipment and tools used in industry by combining working for your employer with pracitcal training from TAFE Queensland. You'll graduate with a nationally-recognised qualification and be ready to kick start your career. 

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Information for employers

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a smart way to recruit and train employees to meet the needs of your business. No matter what industry you're in, hiring an apprentice or trainee provides your business with real benefits and contributes to your bottom line.

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Automotive facilities

Find out more about the range of specialised facilities available to our automotive students, with dedicated spaces for light, heavy, and agricultural automotive, outdoor power equipement, bicycles, and marine.

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Just ten years after he first picked up a spanner, Daniel Ensor is now a part of the team that helped Craig Lowndes take out top spot in the 2018 Bathurst 1000.


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Celebrating student excellence

Bundaberg-based automotive student Grant Volrath was recognised on both a local and state level in December, receiving awards for his hard work and community spirit.


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Bundaberg benefits from Neil's cool change

Neil Cook has experienced a unique career in the automotive industry, with his passion leading to the experience of a lifetime in Antarctica. Now he’s helping steer the next generation of automotive experts to success.


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