As the skills of automotive tradespeople can differ from country to country, we recommend you review the units in the following courses before selecting the application form that best suits your work evidence.

These assessments are conducted by VU Consortium partners TAFESA [RTO 41026] or TasTAFE [RTO 60142]:

Motor mechanic occupations

A person who works in Australia as a Motor Mechanic – General (ANZSCO code: 321211) repairs, maintains and tests vehicle or other engines and related mechanical components.

Specific tasks include:

  • diagnose faults in motor vehicles
  • raise vehicles, using hydraulic hoists or jacks
  • dismantle or remove engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms or other components, and check parts
  • repair or replace worn or defective parts, and reassemble mechanical components
  • test and adjust repaired sub-assemblies, and re-install them
  • service or overhaul engines
  • tune engines to achieve smoother running and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • re-line and adjust brakes and align wheels
  • change oil and filters, and lubricate vehicles or fuelled motor appliances
  • inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates
  • detail work required to achieve roadworthiness.

Practical skills demonstration

Skills assessments will be conducted through Victoria University’s partner institutes TAFESA in South Australia or India, or TasTAFE in Tasmania, for candidates requiring a practical assessment in the following automotive trades:

  • Automotive Electrician (ANZSCO code: 321111)
  • Motor Mechanic – General (ANZSCO code: 321213).

Australia – South Australia

Practical assessments are being conducted for automotive occupations at:

TAFE SA, Regency Campus
137 Days Road Regency Park
South Australia 5010

Assessments may also be conducted at the following regional sites in South Australia with prior negotiation:

  • Elizabeth
  • Mount Gambier
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Pirie
  • Berri.

Find out more about upcoming automotive skills assessments dates in South Australia.

Assessment conducted by VU Consortium partner TAFESA [41026].

Australia – Tasmania

Practical assessments are being conducted for automotive occupations at:

TasTAFE, Alanvale Campus
Alanvale Road, Newnham,
Launceston 7248

Find out more about upcoming automotive skills assessments dates in Tasmania.

Assessment conducted by VU Consortium partner TasTAFE [RTO 60142].

Locations – offshore

We will be conducting group practical skills assessments in the following locations:

  • India.

If you wish to apply for the offshore practical skills assessment please contact Skilled Migration Assessment Services on +61 3 9919 7365 or email

Contact us

Please contact the Skilled Migration Assessment Services team if you require additional information about onsite technical skills assessments for the automotive trades.