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Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Level 3)

36 Months

Are you looking to pursue a career as a Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician? At the GTA you will receive training in inspecting and repairing heavy vehicles that will allow you to work in a dealership or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator.

A great start to your career

This apprenticeship has been developed to meet the professional standards of the relevant professional body. After successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration as and Engineering Technician, allowing you to progress to Master Technician or management level.

What will you learn?
  • Fundamentals of heavy vehicle technologies (such as chassis design, engine, fuels, transmissions, electrical, air-conditioning, braking and suspension systems).

  • The types and characteristics of heavy vehicles.

  • Problem-solving skills, methods, principles and techniques on diagnosing issues related to heavy vehicles.

  • Health, safety and environmental awareness applicable to the industry.

  • Requirements for Operators (“O”) Licence for heavy vehicles.

  • Methods and techniques on servicing, inspecting and maintaining heavy vehicles and trailers to the expected standards, as well as the importance of safety inspections within the heavy vehicles industry.

  • Communication skills: building relationships with the customer and meeting expectations.

  • Time management, reliability, flexibility and diligence skills.

  • Insights in business operations: commercial and financial awareness.

  • How to provide roadside assistance to heavy vehicle.

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