Automotive Industry Careers


The automotive industry is a fast-paced and exciting career choice. The industry employs over 300,000 people across Australia. Advances in technology have led to a growing number of career opportunities, and high vehicle sales have increased the number of vehicles requiring maintenance and repair. In turn, we are seeing a growing need for skilled tradespeople.

VACC Auto Apprenticeships Program

The VACC Auto Apprenticeship program employs over 400 apprentices and trainees working within the retail automotive sector across Victoria and Tasmania.Thinking of becoming an automotive apprentice or trainee? Visit VACC Auto Apprenticeships to find out more.

VACC Helpline - Apprenticeships Info | Visa Checking | Job Advertising

This is a free service to all persons across the Automotive Industry in Victoria to help with the following:

  • On-line Visa checking Service (with some basic information on some visas - always best to speak to an Immigration Agent or the Immigration Department before acting)
  • VACC JobFinder -  Advertising Service for employers wishing to advertise vacant positions (qualified/admin or apprenticeships)
  • Apprenticeship Training Contracts - help via an Apprenticeship Network Provider to organise registering the apprenticeship (14 day ruling)
  • Training Record Books - How it is supposed to interact over the duration of the apprenticeship to completion - (marshalled by the TAFE & Employer)
  • Apprenticeship Forms eg Variation to change TAFE, Suspensions, Cancellations 
  • Employer/Apprentice incentives from Australian and State Governments
  • Advice on a lot of areas of Automotive Apprenticeships

The VACC Helpline can put you in the right direction if you are not too sure about a particular apprenticeship related topic. Let your fingers do the walking. There is a lot of information given at times without supportive evidence, so call to ease your mind.

Skills Development Centre

The VACC Skills Development Centre offers management courses, trade certification, industrial relations courses, occupational health and safety courses, and customised training.

Keep ahead of the pack and upgrade your skills today, visit the VACC Skills Development Centre to find out how.

Women in Automotive (WinA)

WinA is a support and networking group for women in the automotive industry. The group connects like-minded women who share common work roles, interests and hobbies and gives women a place to express their issues and concerns.

To find out how you can take part, visit the Women in Automotive website.