Welcome to Automotive!

Enjoy working with engines or would like to learn how to maintain your own car?

Consider studying Automotive at Newman College as part of your HSC. Automotive is delivered onsite at the College and aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work towards a career as a service mechanic for light vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry. Light Vehicle Motor Mechanics service parts of motor vehicles such as the engine, transmission, clutch, gearbox, differential, suspension, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres.

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Meet one of our Automotive Teachers, Mr Steve Dibbs with a brief course overview.

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Course Downloads & Links

Handbook Page

Download the Automotive page from the Enrolment Handbook.

RTO Page

Download the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Course Overview page.

Find where you belong

Is Automotive your fit? Check out this flyer to see if studying Automotive interests you.

Where are they Now?

Jordon Peterson


Jordon has recently finished his Apprenticeship in Fitting & Machining Mechanical Engineering, working for Nestle in Smithtown and is now broadening his career completing a Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship. 

Automotive FAQ's

Yes there will be time available to service and work on some projects of your own during this course. This is one of the benefits of choosing this course.

We cover light vehicle mostly, however, you will have the opportunity to gain work experience in heavy vehicle industry if this is your area of interest.

No, you can wear the all blue trade shirt. But if you are purchasing a high visual, yellow and blue shirt for your other subjects you can wear this. The all blue shirt just hides the grease better!

All the basics and some – all listed on Page 27 of the handbook.

Certificate II Automotive Vocational Preparation and if you are a School-based Apprentice, it would be a Certificate II Automotive Servicing. See Page 27 of the handbook.

It’s about half and half. But even some of our theory courses are set in the workshop so that we can refer directly to the parts and auto environment.

Yes, you will be shown how to properly and safely use all the workshop equipment before jumping into pracs.

Where are they Now?

Harry Loane


After gaining a School-based Apprenticeship in Certificate III Mobile Plant Technology, Harry was offered a full time Apprenticeship and is currently working for Westrac in the Hunter Valley as a Mobile Plant Mechanic, maintaining and servicing the massive Caterpillar 797F dump trucks.

Why Choose Automotive?

Interesting Work

Sure, you may change a lot of oil, but you can also drive and work on novel challenges including race cars, classic cars, and heavy equipment – even motorbikes.

Helping Others

Imagine not having the skills to keep your car on the road to and from their job, and then imagine the gratitude people feel when you can relieve that anxiety. 



On the same day in a repari shop you can work on vehicles made 40 years ago and the ones made last month. Each one presents new dilemmas needing your talent and skill.

New Technologies

The automotive industry is at the forefront of new technologies like driverless vehicles, crash avoidance, and navigation systems.

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