31 October, 2019
Mildura, Australia
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Duties include:

  • Apply safe working practices
  • Work effectively with others
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Maintain quality systems
  • Discuss problems with car drivers or vehicle operators to discover faults, listen to engines, fit and operate special test equipment and test drive vehicles
  • Repair or replace worn and faulty parts by removing assemblies such as engines, transmissions, differentials or steering gear; dismantle them and check parts, referring to manuals as necessary
  • Reassemble, test, clean and adjust repaired or replaced parts or assemblies, use various instruments to make sure they are working properly and put them back into the vehicle
  • Tune engines using special electronic equipment and make fine adjustments, e.g. to carburettors for smoother running
  • Carry out minor body repairs and minor trim repairs
  • Diagnose, repair and replace engine management/fuel injection components
  • Use oxy, electric and MIG welders
  • Test and repair electrical systems such as lighting, instrumentation, ignition and electronic fuel injection
  • Apply environmental regulations and best practice in a workplace or business
  • Undertake specialised dealership training as instructed
  • Other duties as directed


  • Enjoy practical and manual work in the automotive light vehicle field
  • Able to work with hand and power tools
  • Apply technical aptitude
  • Use problem solving skills when required
  • Be physically fit
  • Have and display good communication skills
  • Must be punctual at all times
  • Display a high level presentation at all times
  • Must be able to work under pressure & stay calm in difficult situations
  • Be a team player whilst displaying self motivation to complete duties efficiently

Remuneration will be paid in accordance with the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair Services and Retail  Award 2010.  Work placement hours will be 38 hours per week, overtime may be offered from time to time.  Successful applicants will be required to attend an interview.  The successful applicant will be completing a Certificate 3 in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Ready to go work vehicle also included with this role.

If you have any further queries on this position, please contact Reece Crabtree on 0447 347 670 between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm.


Group Training Companies are community based organisations who aim to maximise employment opportunities and quality of training for local people and local employers.

Sunraysia and Murray Group Training (SMGT) started in 1983 and initially dealt with apprenticeships only.  SMGT is now involved in a range of employment and training programs however apprenticeships and traineeships remain a core activity.

The name 'Group Training' is derived from the concept of a co-ordinated group of employers collectively providing employment and training.


An Apprenticeship (traineeship) is a training program whereby a person is trained in an occupation by means of on-the-job training in the workplace and sometimes off-the-job training at a TAFE college or other registered training provider.

The Vocational Education and Training Act 1990 requireS that a Training Agreement be signed at the beginning of a Apprenticeship.  The employer then provides employment for the term of the agreement and teaches the occupation including sending the Apprentice to approved off-the-job training (if the training cannot be completed entirely on-the-job).  The Apprentice is required to work diligently to achieve the required competencies and must do everything the employer lawfully asks her or him to do.

Level 2 Apprenticeships commence with a three month probation period designed to allow both parties to be certain about the arrangement.  If the training is at Level 3 or the Apprenticeship is part-time then a probationary period of three months applies.


Group Apprenticeships is where a group of Host Employers, under the auspices of a Group Training Company, have involvement (short or long term) in the training of Apprentices.  Generally, a Apprentice will stay with the one Host Employer for the term of the Apprenticeship, however, the Group Apprenticeships arrangement gives the Apprentice and the Host Employer the security that if employment can not be guaranteed for the entire twelve months that the Apprentice can be swapped to another Host Employer whilst still remaining an employee of Sunraysia & Murray Group Training.  Terms and conditions of employment for Group Apprenticeships are no different to other Apprentices.


Whilst there are proven benefits in gaining experience with different employers, this arrangement makes specific demands on Apprentices and SMGT seeks only those who best display desired qualities.  Applicants must have a mature outlook and be flexible and adaptive to different work environments.  Evidence of knowledge of the chosen occupation gained through work experience and/or research is essential.  In all activities successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a responsible and determined nature in regard to themselves and others working with or around them.

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