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Study Heavy Diesel Mechanic

Get your hands dirty and get ready for a great career! A diesel mechanic inspects, maintains and repairs diesel engines for car dealerships, private garages, repair shops and mining companies.

Course Overview 


Diesel engines are known for their hard work, and because of that are found in hard working vehicles like buses, large trucks, boats, bulldozers, dump trucks, cranes, and even some light duty trucks and cars. Diesel engines are different from gasoline-powered engines, and have different needs and requirements when being serviced. Diesel mechanics deal with everything from routine oil changes to full engine rebuilds.

Diesel mechanics have to understand a vehicle’s electrical system, engine, and all of its working parts. They are familiar with the mechanical and technical, using diagnostic computer software on some advanced vehicles to identify issues.

Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of mechanics including:


  • Engines.
  • Maintenance and services procedures.
  • Workplace safety.
  • Tools and equipment.
  • Service brakes, cooling system, fuel system.
  • Service batteries.
  • Electrical fundamentals.


Course Duration

24 months

Intake Dates

January, April, June and July


Gold Coast (*Regional), Melbourne and Brisbane 


From $9,300 per year

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome

Potential Job Forecast: 

  • Full-time heavy diesel mechanics earn an average of $1436 per week.
  • Employment for this occupation rose strongly in the past five years and is expected to remain constant in the future
  • Motor mechanics have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (93%).
  • The average hours worked by a Motor mechanic in Australia work an average of 49 hours per week.
  • Most diesel mechanics work for themselves, dealerships and mechanical workshops or in the maintenance for large mining or civil works companies.

Common Course Requirements:

  • Must have graduated year 10 in your home country.
  • Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.

Education Pathways

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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Get in Touch

Contact Information

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Email: info@pathwaytoaus.com


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Study Diesel Mechanic (Heavy Vehicles) was last modified: June 29th, 2020 by Nick Yock