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Light automotive

Rev up your career with our comprehensive range of light automotive courses. From pre-apprenticeship programs through to apprenticeship and post-trade specialisations we've got the perfect fit.

About light automotive training

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 courses 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.

We offer a comprehensive range of light automotive courses, from pre-apprenticeship programs through to apprenticeship and post-trade specialisations. You can also 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.

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

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.