Transport Automotive & Aviation
There are over 17 million cars and motorcycles registered in Australia, but for Australians, cars are a passion as much as a means of transport. With over $170 billion in revenue annually the automotive industry currently employs over 298,225 people which translates to great career opportunities for skilled technicians in all areas. The Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance industry has grown over the past five years with revenue of $15 billion and annual growth of 2.1%. TAFE New England can offer you the accredited courses you’ll need to build a successful career as a qualified motor mechanic, workshop supervisor, automotive electrician, business owner, or even as a motorsport specialist as part of a race team.
There are currently almost 10,000 people employed as air transport professionals in Australia and industry growth is expected to be strong over the next five years. An aviation course with TAFE New England can provide you with nationally-recognised qualification to learn from the best so you can launch your career. With hands on training through the Aviskills Facility at Tamworth Regional Airport, you can specialise in avionics, mechanical structures, mechatronics and aircraft surface finishing. Whatever you choose, aviation demands strong communication skills, organisation and great judgement. In the civil, military or commercial aviation industries, you can pursue a rewarding career that can last a lifetime.
The Heavy Vehicle section covers all aspects of the heavy road transport, mobile plant, earthmoving equipment and agricultural machinery industries. A Heavy Vehicle Technicians’ role includes mechanical repairs, servicing and overhaul of various heavy vehicle/machinery systems and components, hydraulics and electronic repairs. TAFE New England's Heavy Vehicle qualifications can provide an entry into a career in the transport, mining, construction or agricultural sectors.