Study Automotive in Australia

Best Automotive Courses for International Students

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We have helped over 15000 international students coming from 40 different countries in starting their career in Australia, and over 300 universities have entrusted as their representative. It all gives the expertise to outline career your path that will lead to success.

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Why is Australia the preferred destination for international students keen to study Automotive?

Known to be one of only a few countries with the capabilities to design cars from scratch and to mass production. International students are drawn to study this course/training in Australia because of its advanced Automotive industry and education providers, imparting technical knowledge and high calibre state of the art facilities for training and familiarity to the industry. Students are given hands on experience and are expected to learn to diagnose, analyse, evaluate automotive electrical and mechanical systems using technology. International student who have completed their course in Automotive may launch their career in the automotive service and repair industry. In the fast changing world of technology, innovations and revolutionary approaches are taking dominance, students should take advantage by learning, implementing and one day be instigators of change and improvements.

Australia boast being the third most popular destination for international students. Recognised for its diverse ethnic background, laidback atmosphere and high quality of living, the Australian education is recognised globally for its excellent standard. It is good to note that most international students can work for up to forty (40) hours every two weeks during semester and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break and public holidays.

And upon completion of the course, they are able to launch their career right away by entering the Temporary Graduate Visa*. The program is designed to provide graduates pathway from study to industry relevant employment in Australia, which will count towards Permanent Residency.

What is Automotive Course?

The course focuses on the practical application of technical knowledge about vehicles and machines. Automotive electrical, mechanical systems, fuel and ignition systems, latest technology in diagnosing, repairing and maintaining automobiles are only a few of the expected subjects/trainings in the course curriculum.

Courses Available by Providers

AECC Global proudly represents the best Australian education providers, assisting students with visa and migrations processes, making personalised education pathway and worry free experience. Sample of the degrees and qualifications offered by our education partners:

  • Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Light Vehicle)
  • Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical
  • Diploma of Automotive Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)
  • Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) 
Entry Requirements

Here are some of the requirements in securing student visa. Alternatively, you can contact AECC Global consultants for worry free process.

  • a valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia 
  • offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • IELTS score 5.5 overall and no score below 5 in each of the component*
  • evidence of access to sufficient funds 
  • evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover 
  • all other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists.
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Depending on previous studies and experiences, students could be eligible for credit towards the chosen programme*. This will avoid taking the same unit or similar qualifications already taken from previous studies. It will help minimise the cost of the course, help students focus on other units and shorten the course duration, allowing more time for practical trainings.

Further Study Pathways

Students of Automotive depending on their study goals, are able to design the pathway depending on their academic achievements, our AECC Global consultants are committed to outline your pathway to success.

And upon completion of the course, international students are able to launch their career right away through the Temporary Graduate visa*. It is designed to provide graduates pathway from study to industry relevant employment in Australia, which will count towards Permanent Residency.

Temporary Graduate Visa

Graduates of Automotive courses are able to apply for Temporary Graduate visa*. Temporary Graduate visa holders are able to study, stay and work in Australia temporarily after the completion of the studies, depending on qualifications, for eighteen (18) months to two (2) years. An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of Automotive are able to take advantage of the vast career options as motor mechanics, vehicle builders, automotive electrician, air conditioner specialist, motorsports mechanic and the likes, which who may be stationed in factories, heavy machinery, car dealerships, repair and maintenance shops and owning small businesses.

Pathway to Success

Graduates of Automotive courses are able to apply for Temporary Graduate visa*. Temporary Graduate visa holders are able to study, stay and work in Australia temporarily after the completion of the studies, depending on qualifications, for eighteen (18) months to two (2) years. An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency. 

High demand for Automotive graduates can be seen in the occupations listed consistently in the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). Sample of which are Automotive Electrician, Motor Mechanic (General), Diesel Motor Mechanic, Motorcycle Mechanic and Small Engine Mechanic. As most visa types, an assessment procedure by a recognised authority is required as part of the visa application for work sponsorship or for migration purpose such as Permanent Residency.


We at AECC Global are committed in helping create personalised pathway to success in your chosen career and in Australia. Contact us now and start your future today.

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