W114033 - Mechanic's assistant

Mechanic's assistant
Victorian Diesel Services

Victorian Diesel Services has been providing Victoria with quality bus servicing and repairs since 1997. For over 20 years, they have been offering the best in heavy vehicle maintenance for all makes and models, including school buses, route buses, tour coaches, minibuses, trucks and transporters.The workshop is based in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment to suit all bus makes and models. Marcus & his team are passionate about Vintage heavy vehicles & obsolete engines and equipment.

They have the experience required to assist in the restoration and rebuild of vintage heavy vehicles and engines, including 2 stroke GM Detroit diesels.Marcus and the team also build, race and assist other race teams in the Australian Supertruck Series.

Skills You Might Learn

Some of the skills that will be attained include, understanding of mechanical processes particularly in relation to heavy vehicles; an introduction to the heavy vehicle industry and how servicing works within this industry; understanding the basics of an automotive workshop; working with colleagues to ensure high standards of service are delivered; understanding OH & S requirements in a heavy vehicle industry; learning about customer service requirements in the context of a workshop and service centre.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students will have the opportunity to undertake various duties relating to the Heavy Vehicle Industry. Duties will be directed by your Supervisor who is the Workshop Foreman and may include and not limited to; General maintenance of trucks; Basic diagnostics of electrical and mechanical systems and providing Inspection Reports.

Student Requirements

An interest in learning about mechanics in a heavy industry environment Ability to follow instructions and maintain safe practice at all times A curious nature and ability to ask questions to ensure understanding

Dress Requirements

Overalls will be provided as well as hearing and eye protection. Students must wear work pants, long sleeve shirt and wear steel capped boots

Special Transport Requirements

Several bus routes run from a number of locations along the Hume Highway and 2 train stations Gowrie and Upfield are located not too far away.


  • AUR20716 - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
Positions: 2 Positions
ID Number: W114033
Industry Area: AUTOMOTIVE
Location: Campbellfield - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: The employer would like placement to be undertaken in weekly blocks. Please call to discuss
Added By: Hume Whittlesea Local Learning & Employment Network


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