Lay the groundwork for a rewarding career in the building and construction industry with a marine mechanic apprenticeship through All Trades Queensland.
In undertaking your marine mechanic apprenticeship, you can be expected to work in a boat workshop or in a combined workshop and retail environment.
As a marine mechanic, you will be working on a range of inboard and outboard boat engines and will learn the ins and outs of the tools of your new trade.
When you’re undertaking your marine mechanic apprenticeship, you will be working in a range of environments and will learn how to diagnose and repair problems with engines in boats of all shapes and sizes.
Marine mechanics are part of a larger group known as small engine mechanics. While many of these professionals possess some skills and knowledge in all types of small engines, most specialise in one area.
Marine Mechanic Apprenticeships are now open for application with All Trades Queensland.
Most marine mechanics are employed by motor vehicle and parts dealers and repair shops. You’ll learn how to look after the installation and repair of marine electrical and ignitions and all manner of equipment and instruments.
You will also know how to repair and service inboard and outboard marine motors and will know your way around propeller drive and jet propulsion systems.
Whether you want to work anywhere in Australia as a marine mechanic or travel the world as a mechanic on a boat, your qualification will get you there faster.
Take the first step towards your dream career and apply for a marine mechanic apprenticeship today!
Able to read and interpret technical information from service manuals
No skin allergies or reactions to grease, oil, or petrol
As a Marine Mechanic, You Will:
Prepare and/or study plans and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials needed
Find and mark positions for connections, measure pipes and mark cuttings or bending lines, then cut holes through walls and floors to accommodate pipes
Cut, thread and bend pipes, assemble and install piping, valves and fittings, and join pipe sections and secure pipes
Test lines as required by local plumbing regulations
Install equipment such as boilers, chillers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, gas appliances, water tanks, water heaters and solar water heating systems, and fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and industrial processing units
Weld and braise pipework (steel, copper, plastic and stainless steel)
Perform system testing and commissioning
Adhere to Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) requirements, policies and procedures
You don’t have to have any kind of certificate or prior knowledge (or even be finished high school) to get started. We make it easy to push your career forward with All Trades Queensland. Whether you are a school aged apprentice looking to make your mark early, a school leaver who is after a new trade or a mature aged apprentice wanting a shift in your direction, we can help.
Your training is designed to be flexible and we offer job placement opportunities that suit your availability and desired commitment. Whether you can work two days a week due to school or are ready to smash out your training as quickly as possible, we’re listening. We’ll find the employer who suits you and the direction you want to head in.
Plus, a key perk to completing an apprenticeship is that you earn while you learn. During your apprenticeship you’ll be able to receive a wage from your employer and also receive all of your personal protective equipment and the tools you need to get the training done.
Qualification and Career Pathways
Many of our apprentices are offered work with their training employer on a full time basis once their training is complete. After you have completed your training as a marine mechanic apprentice you’ll be able to diagnose and repair problems with engines, manage cooling and petrol fuel systems and work with clutches.
Once you have finished up your qualification, you might keep working with your training employer, or you might set off for a new job overseas or somewhere else in Australia. The options are endless – and while your skills are highly valued here in Australia they are also valued whether you want to work on the ocean posted on a commercial vessel or in a repair workshop somewhere on land.
Get started today by applying for one of our Marine mechanic apprenticeship vacancies below!