Australia welcomes international applications for automotive technician positions. If you envision a motor technician career, perhaps you should start getting acquainted to the work culture in the country, as well as to the legal and professional requirements. This article will take you through the important requirements for the job and everything that you need to know to be ready for it.
What you will be working with
A motor mechanic Bayswater is concerned with all the technical parts of a motorised vehicle. It is not only about the engine, as many believe, but involves electrical lighting, suspensions and transmissions too. Thus, the systems connected to the engine and to its performance are also a direct focus. The Go A Grade professional must be able to reassemble the components, fix them, and restore their proper shape and functioning and so on. In addition, it requires all the maintenance knowledge one can muster. After all, many clients will call for maintenance and preventive work. Having a focus on ensuring and enhancing safety is also required. You should also be able to carry out all the necessary engine tests.
It is possible to learn the skill right in Australia. But first, you must decide whether you want to specialise in a certain type of vehicles. Take up an apprenticeship as an automotive technician (for a maximum of 48 months) and obtain the Motor Vehicle Repairer’s Certificate. Before you get this one, you can still work, but under the supervision of a professional who holds such certificate. To be qualified for engine work, you need the National Police Certificate. Then, you can get professional training customised to your needs at the Automotive Centre of Excellence and gather precious information at the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce, if Victoria is your area of interest.
Skill and health aspects
Manual dexterity is important, as is the overall state of your health. However, some issues can be of a greater importance than others. Note that the job involves working with your hands a great deal and thus you need to be handy but also have perfectly healthy hands and arms to handle the tools. Additionally, your vision and hearing must not be impaired. You should definitely be able to spot any flaws in small components, for example visible rust or fissures, as well as hear rumbling noise or any auditory clue of a faulty/healthy engine.
Where can you work?
You may look for work in a variety of places, from the regular service stations and dealerships to the local government bodies concerned with defense. You may also find work with a transport firm or with any enterprise that uses a fleet of vehicles, as there are many across Australia, involved in services or in commercial activities. Or, you may simply start your own business in the form of a workshop if you are the entrepreneurial kind.
Many applicants are worried, given the Australian exigencies in the field, that their skills and knowledge may not be valid. Do not worry about this, since it is possible to have your previous training recognised. Keep one thing in mind before you begin anything and get organised: prior to applying for any jobs, wait for your visa. It must give you the permission not only to work, but also to live in Australia. Prepare for a rather lengthy process.