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Note: on September 1, 2014, a new apprenticeship training model began to replace the existing Diesel Engine Mechanic training and certification models. Refer to this trade's 'Program Profile' via the Industry Training Authority link in the side bar for specific details.
Diesel-Engine Mechanics install, repair and maintain all diesel internal-combustion engines and components used in transport, construction and marine industries. They may use computerized diagnostic equipment to test, adjust and repair engines and associated components.
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.
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Recommended education: Grade 10 or equivalent (Grade 12 is preferred), including English 10, Math 10, Science 10.
The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1 & 2 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 6 weeks (180 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,390 hours of work-based training.
A Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2, after 20 weeks of training (refer to Industry Training Authority for pathways into the occupation).