Secure an apprenticeship or traineeship – a training contract between an employer and an employee in which the apprentice or trainee learns the skills needed for a particular occupation or trade. The apprenticeship or traineeship can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis, or as an SBAT (See below).

RT has a very strong and popular Automotive Apprenticeship training program. Call us for more information.

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AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical


VCE VET 22015VIC Automotive Studies is ideal for students who have an interest in learning more about the automotive industry and who like to learn by doing.

Automotive Studies is not just for students who want a career in the automotive industry. Automotive Studies is also a great subject to include in VCE and VCAL study programs, at VCE Units 1&2 and VCE Units 3&4 level.

Auto is an ideal pathway to careers in the broader automotive industry, for example as a qualified Automotive Technician, in Retail Service & Repair or in a Specialised field e.g. computer software recalibrations, racing and performance).

Many of our VET in Schools students have moved on to SBATs and Apprenticeship training with us in Ringwood.


AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology is delivered as an SBAT (School-based Apprenticeship/Traineeship).

The SBAT (School based Apprenticeship and Traineeship) program has three components – School (VCE or VCAL), Training (RSC as the RTO/Registered Training Organisation) and Work (contracted employment as a School based Apprentice or Trainee). Interested students should consult with their home school to ensure that the school is supportive of the SBAT part time arrangements. Over two years our SBAT students will acquire essential skills and a working knowledge of the automotive industry in a purpose-built training facility. Project planning and organisational skills will be developed and exercised.

The course provides a springboard for careers in the automotive industry.

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Automotive can be completed in the following ways at  RT: (see also our Short Courses in Automotive)

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