Careers in the Automotive Industry

Gear Up for a Career in the Automotive Industry

Want an exciting, challenging career with lots of variety?

Then the Automotive Industry is the answer.

The Automotive industry is not just limited to motor mechanics, auto electricians, spray painters or body repairers. The automotive industry today employs a diverse range of occupations including car and parts sales people, production managers, business and office administrators, human resource and training managers, designers and engineers to name a few.

The automotive industry offers its recruits a high tech, innovative and rapidly changing work environment. It therefore requires highly motivated employees, who will assist the diverse range of automotive manufacturers and retailers in meeting the demands to produce vehicles (and components) that produce less pollution, incorporate a range of features, are safer and without costing more.

Careers in automotive design require huge amounts of scientific knowledge and technical expertise – not to mention an understanding of the sophisticated technology being used in Australia Automotive industry which is required to retain a competitive edge.

The automotive industry is one of the biggest industries in the world. The diversity of the industry includes – assembling and selling cars, as well as many other industries who supply materials or components to the car manufacturers. The car industry is thought to be the world’s largest single consumer of steel, plastics, glass and rubber. And then there are all the businesses making car accessories, selling petrol, repairing or washing cars.

How to Start Your Automotive Career!

1st Gear

Vocational Education and Training (VET) will assist you along the road. Most Australian schools can offer access to Certificate I Automotive through the senior years of schooling, that will lead on to further training at TAFE or with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

2nd Gear

There are School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships in the Automotive Industry that requires the student to study towards their senior school certificate and undertake a work placement within the Automotive Industry.

3rd Gear

Moving into a New Apprenticeship in the following areas:

Certificate II

Mechanical 

Vehicle Body

Administration 

Electrical

Automotive Manufacturing 

Outdoor Power Equipment

Sales 

Bicycles

Marine

Certificate III

Mechanical 

Vehicle Body

Electrical 

Sales

Outdoor Power Equipment 

Bicycles

Marine

Certificate IV

Automotive Manufacturing

Automotive – Business Management

Automotive – Technical

Diploma

Advanced Diploma of Automotive Manufacturing

Diploma in Automotive (Technical)

Diploma in Automotive (Business Management)

Top Gear

Undertake a university course that focuses on the Automotive Industry as a future career path (Engineering, Electronics, Business, Human Resources & Training, Information Technology, Public Relations).

So get your career search into gear and talk to your Career’s Teacher today or contact your State/Territory Automotive Training Board for information.

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