Motor Mechanic skills assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre is proud to have TRA Approved RTOs working from our building. We work very close with these RTOs to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their Motor Mechanic skills assessment for migration to Australia.

If you are a Motor Mechanic emigrating to Australia, you will need to complete the mandatory Motor Mechanic skills assessment. On completion of the skills assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia. The Down Under Centre deliver the technical Skype interviews daily from our building in London. If you are based in Scotland we have venues closer to home where you can complete your Technical Skype interview.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Motor Mechanics emigrating to Australia.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa to migrate to Australia asa Motor Mechanic, complete our free visa points calculator and our Migration Consultants will be in touch to confirm your eligibility. Or call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak to Wes Zandt who can explain the Motor Mechanic skills assessment process.

Process for Motor Mechanic skills assessment Australia

Motor Mechanic is not a licensed trade but many employers insist you hold your Australian Motor Mechanic Qualification for registration and insurance purposes. It’s also important to know that each state and territory in Australia has different regulations and if you require a builders license you will need to obtain a Certificate III in Motor Mechanics prior to applying for your builders License.

1. Documentary Assessment for Motor Mechanic skills assessment Australia $1,280

In short, you are required to prove you are a Motor Mechanic to emigrate to Australia.

  • If you hold trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience.
  • If you don’t have trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 5 years’ work experience.

You will also need to prove that you have worked as a Motor Mechanic for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months.

There will be a list of mandatory documentation that you must provide and a list of useful documentation that you could include in your application such as; payslips, banking and statements of service. You will also need to supply contact details of one or two work referees who can confirm your skills in the industry.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £550 + VAT

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Motor Mechanic skills assessment is also required for your Australian skilled visa. The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service to assist you with the gathering of your documentation for your Australian qualification, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. The Down Under Centre will also be able to advise how many years of work experience will be required to give you maximum points for your visa. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

2. Technical Skype Interview for Motor Mechanic skills assessment Australia $2,000

The final part of your Motor Mechanic skills assessment Australia is a technical Skype interview. Here you will be required to come to our London venue The Down Under Centre based conveniently next to Ealing Broadway underground station. downundercentre.com/contact.

We will organise an Australian qualified Motor Mechanic who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in to discuss your application with you and your everyday working life as a Motor Mechanic. Please note that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a qualified Motor Mechanic you will be asked to provide further information or complete a practical assessment/ site visit which will be at your cost. The Down Under Centre have never had a client that has required a site visit as yet as we work closely with them to ensure that this does not need to happen. The assessors understand that you may be nervous, they will discuss your application with you in a calm manner in a relaxed environment and do all they can to assist you and put you at ease.

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Motor Mechanics in Australia

As a Motor Mechanic working in Australia, your daily tasks would include spotting and identifying any faults in machines and parts along with dismantling and eliminating engine assemblies, transmissions, navigation mechanisms and other devices, and examining parts. You will also be required to mend and substitute any damaged and defective parts and reassemble the motorised components, and relate to service manuals as needed. You will also be carrying out planned maintenance services, such as any oil changes, lubrications and engine services, to achieve a smooth-running process of vehicles and guarantee compliance with the pollution regulations in place. You will need to reassemble appliances and parts after they have been repaired along with doing any trying and adjusting motorised parts after being repaired for proper performance. You will need to use computers to identify and test parts. You may review vehicles and issue safety certificates or detail work required to achieve suitability.

Motor Mechanic jobs in Australia

The DUC Employment Hub is a tool that connects migrants to employers in Australia as well as providing you with a relocation hub to make your journey to Australia smoother. Jobs are being posted every day. Sign up today to connect with employers.

Posted jobs for Motor Mechanics in Australia via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Salary: $50,000 to $60,000
You will be responsible for:
• General Log Book Services on a large range of vehicles of all ages
• Warranty work consistent with manufacturers requirements
• Conducting major and minor faults finding repairing and/or replacing as required (engine parts, brakes, drums)
• Diagnostic and fault finding
• Accessory fitment
• All kinds of additional duties as required


Location: New South Wales
Salary: $80,000 to $100,000
The Role:
• Perform a high-quality vehicle inspection, service, repair and diagnostics to customer’s vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s specification.
• Diagnose faults in the engine and create technical report documentation for customer
• Ability to fit tyres and do wheel alignments where needed
• Mild fabrication skills is an advantage.


Location: Fraser Coast, Queensland
Salary: $55,000 to $65,000
The Role:
This employer operates a multi-franchised dealership on the Fraser Coast and is looking for an experienced individual to join their service department.
You will be joining a large dealership, which has been trading in the local area for a number of years. They have an excellent mix of some of the bestselling brands in the Australian market and will provide on-going support and training to ensure your success.


Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Salary: $50,000 to $60,000.
A reputable business requires a VW passenger vehicle tech to join their team in this well run professional workshop. The location is excellent and the workshop is modern and attended by a friendly team. This opportunity would suit a local or interstate applicant who wants to enjoy affordable living and time in a great rural location of historical significance.


Motor Mechanics emigrating to Australia FAQs

The Australian Motor Mechanic skills assessment has 2 stages for Motor Mechanics migrating to Australia.

Documentary Assessment: you will need to prove to our assessor you have the necessary skills as a Motor Mechanic. This is a paper based application proving you are a Motor Mechanic. This is proved though payslips, detailed CV, references, videos, photos, qualifications.  

Technical Interview: This is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Motor Mechanic who is also a qualified trainer and assessor. This is a relaxed chat over Skype or Zoom where you have a one to one with our Australian Motor Mechanic Assessors.  

It’s not mandatory to have a qualification to start the Motor Mechanic skills assessment. You are required to EITHER hold your completed apprenticeship papers as a Motor Mechanic (Please note these qualifications could fall under many motor mechanical qualifications) and 3 years of paid work experience pre or post qualification working as a mechanic. So, if you are from the UK and hold an NVQ3 as a Motor Mechanic you would only require the 3 years.

If you have NO NVQ3, you are required to have a minimum of 5 years paid work experience as a Motor Mechanic. It is common for clients to be assessed without holding any formal training or qualification so we use your 5 years of paid work experience as proof for the Motor Mechanic skills assessment.

The cost of the Australian skills assessment is dictated by TRA (Trades Recognition Australia). You pay TRA directly and they have chosen RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) that deliver the Motor Mechanic skills assessment for Australian migration. The cost for the Documentary Assessment is $1280 and for the Technical Interview the cost is $2000.

A skills assessment is required so you, the migrant, can apply for a visa to Australia. This is the way Australian Immigration can gauge if you are Motor Mechanic under the Australian guidelines.

Many people want to move to Australia as a Motor Mechanic and without the Motor Mechanic skills assessment delivered by an approved assessing body, Australian immigration have no way in checking a migrant has the necessary skills. To emigrate to Australia as a Motor Mechanic you will need to complete the Motor Mechanic skills assessment for a skilled visa.

Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) is an approved TRA assessing body. They deliver the Motor Mechanic skills assessment for migration to Australia.

They have an office in the Down Under Centre and can be contacted on +44 (0) 203 780 2437

The DUC collaborates with Australian Trade Training College (ATTC) to deliver the Motor Mechanic skills assessment for migration to Australia. We know exactly what is required and offer an Agency service to assist with that skills assessment. The DUC Agency Fee is £550 + VAT.

What’s included in that Agency Fee?

You will receive a unique login to the DUC Client Portal which explains everything you need to provide, giving templates and precise details on what to gather and how to gather it. For many this is the hardest part of the process but is key to a successful application; we know what is required because the DUC Skills Team work closely with the assessing body. We have been part of the Motor Mechanic skills assessment process for 8+ years. The DUC Skills Team will lodge your application and liaise with the assessing body.

Telephone assistance Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm – and even out-of-hours by arrangement. We have staff specifically dedicated to working with Motor Mechanics, so you’ll always be working with the same person. 

As a DUC client you also have access to our exclusive Facebook Group where you can get expert help from other DUC Motor Mechanics who can give you an insight into the content of the technical interview.  You can chat with other DUC clients, who may be at different stages of the process, for their guidance on the English test, skills process and the practicalities of moving to Australia.  The DUC Visa Team post relevant updates as they happen.

We will also provide information on the various English tests available, the various scoring systems and even provide a 10% discount code for the PTE Pearson Academic test.

You, will receive FREE access to the DUC Employment Hub (and your partner, if applicable) – a tool that connects migrants to employers and provides invaluable assistance with your relocation.  You will receive a 1-hour consultation with a relocation expert who has migrated themselves. This consultation will introduce you to our service provider partners who can save you money on your move. See how the DUC EH works.

The Down Under Centre work with the assessing body to deliver the skills assessment for Motor Mechanics looking to immigrate to Australia. We have many years’ of experience with clients, the best software and plenty of experienced staff to hold your hand through the Motor Mechanic skills assessment process.

Migrating to Australia as a Motor Mechanic has its challenges and you, the migrant, will have plenty of questions, we will know the answers and be available through working hours to answer any of your questions. As the occupation is classed as a Motor Mechanic we can work you through what skill set is required for a successful skills assessment as a Motor Mechanic migrating to Australia. The Down Under Centre know what needs to be done and you can carry on working as a Motor Mechanic while we give you a detailed list of what is required for the Motor Mechanic skills assessment for Australia.

Your TRA Motor Mechanic skills assessment is valid for 3 years from the date the skills assessment was issued.

This means you need to have your invitation to apply before the 3 years is up. Your Australian Certificate III in Motor Mechanics has no expiry date.

Getting a job as a Motor Mechanic in Australia

There is plenty of work in Australia for car mechanics. Australia is large country and the demand for skilled Motor Mechanics is Australia wide. Garages can’t find enough Motor Mechanics to work in Australia.

Australian cars are required to have roadworthy certificates and these can only be completed by qualified Motor Mechanics.

The Down Under centre works with many Australian Motor Mechanic employers who take on our English speaking skilled migrants. The employers have no hesitation hiring our Australian qualified Motor Mechanics moving to Australia by using our DUC Employment Hub. Our employment hub will also teach you how to prepare for your move to Australia as a Motor Mechanic. You will also receive a Skype chat with one of our relocation team.

At successful completion of your Australian Motor Mechanic skills assessment, you will receive your TRA skills assessment letter required for a skilled visa to Australia and you will also receive your Australian Certificate III as a Motor Mechanic.

Motor Mechanics looking to migrate to Australia, need to be between 18 and 45 years old.

Mechanics between the ages of 25 and 32 years old generate the maximum points for age towards their Australian visa application.

Complete our free visa points calculator to confirm your points. Also, if you are under 31 years old you can look into the Working Holiday Visa.

Yes, you can. First, complete our free visa points calculator. We’ll contact you to determine your eligibility for migrating to Australia and explain the Australian visa process. We have clients all over the world so you can emigrate to Australia as a Motor Mechanic

With a passport from the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand you automatically add 5 points to your partner’s visa application. If you completed the Motor Mechanic skills assessment for Australia (and are under 45 years of age) this would add 10 points. 

Not only do you get extra points for an Australian skilled visa, you will arrive in Australia with your Australian Certificate III as a Motor Mechanic. This is huge as employers want you to hold the necessary qualification so they can insure you to work in their garage or workshop. Australian mechanic employers need to follow health and safety requirements.

Applying for an Australian skills assessment as a Motor Mechanic to migrate to Australia does not necessarily require a qualification; this is dependent upon the country of your passport. 

The Down Under Centre has access to Australia’s Country Education Profiles and can confirm if your qualifications will be recognised so you can complete your skills assessment as a Motor Mechanic and obtain a visa to work in Australia as a mechanic. If you don’t hold any qualifications you can still move forward with your Australian Motor Mechanic skills assessment if you can provide 5 years of paid work experience.

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