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Vehicle Serviceperson

No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Traineeship Year 10 Preferred

Vehicle servicepersons diagnose, service and repair a range of mechanical and related vehicle components.

Most of the work is done in workshops.


    Vehicle servicepersons may perform the following tasks:

  • raise vehicles using hydraulic hoists or jacks
  • work with motor mechanics to dismantle or remove engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components
  • work with motor mechanics to repair or replace worn or defective parts and reassemble mechanical components
  • change oil and filters and carry out necessary lubrication
  • clear and clean workshops, working surfaces, tools and equipment


  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • aptitude for problem solving
  • mechanical aptitude

Interest Area

Helping/Community Service Influencing/Personal Contact Manual/Practical


Automotive Underbody Serviceperson - inspects vehicle systems and components and undertakes diagnostic procedures before the repair. This includes the servicing of vehicle braking systems, steering, suspension systems and exhaust systems.

Driveline Serviceperson - diagnoses, repairs and services clutch assemblies, manual transmissions, final drive assemblies, drive shafts, tail shafts, chains, tracks, gears and associated components for light and heavy vehicles, motorcycles and plant and outdoor power equipment.

Steering and Suspension Serviceperson - diagnoses, repairs and services clutch steering system components and suspension systems for light and heavy vehicles, motorcycles and plant, marine and outdoor power equipment.


No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Traineeship Year 10 Preferred

You can work as a vehicle serviceperson without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job.

You can also become a vehicle serviceperson through a traineeship in Automotive Servicing Technology.

Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Additional Information

    To work as a vehicle serviceperson in NSW, you must be certified by NSW Fair Trading. See their website for further information. To work as a vehicle serviceperson in the ACT, you must have a motor vehicle repair licence, or work under the supervision of a licensed repairer. Contact the ACT Office of Regulatory Services for further information.

    Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package that will expand your career opportunities within this industry.


Vehicle servicepersons work in service stations, workshops and vehicle sales dealerships.

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More Information - External Links

Job Outlook for Vehicle Serviceperson Auto Skills Australia Automotive Training Board of NSW Motor Traders' Association of NSW Motor Trades Association ACT NSW Fair Trading Office of Regulatory Services (ACT)

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