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Heavy automotive industries

Open up a range of career options in the heavy automotive industry with practical, hands-on training. Choose from a range of specialisations including diesel fitting, mobile plant technology, cylinder head reconditioning, and more. 

About heavy automotive industries training

TAFE Queensland offers a comprehensive range of heavy automotive courses and apprenticeships for both career starters and existing workers looking to upskill. Choose from a range of specialisations including diesel fitting, mobile plant technology, trailer technology, mechanical overhauling, cylinder head reconditioning, drivetrain technology, recreational vehicles, forklift technology, elevating work platforms, automotive manufacturing, and agricultural mechanical technology. Learn how to diagnose, maintain and repair a range of heavy commercial vehicles including trucks, buses, trailers, forklifts, scissor lifts, recreational vehicles, agricultural vehicles, and mining and construction equipment.

We work closely with key industry partners to ensure our heavy automotive students are working on the latest industry equipment and vehicles, with donations from Iveco, Mack, Kenworth, Komatsu and more. Our $90 million automotive facilities include engine and chassis dynos, state-of-the-art wheel alignment and brake testing stations, and specialised training rooms for diesel fuel, auto electrical, and air-conditioning.

No matter how you define your greatness, we have a course to suit.

Career outcomes

  • Agricultural mechanic
  • Cylinder head reconditioner
  • Diesel mechanic
  • Drivetrain repair technician
  • Elevating work platform technician
  • Forklift technician
  • Heavy vehicle mechanic
  • Mobile plant technician
  • Recreational vehicle serviceperson 
  • Specialist trailer technician
  • Vehicle body builder

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 equipment, bicycles, and marine.

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. 

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.