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How to Become a Motor Mechanic


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There are about 10 million vehicles on South African roads according to a World Bank survey, and each year thousands of new cars are being manufactured and sold. The automotive industry is big in this country.

Getting a recognised engineering qualification in motor mechanics, as offered via distance learning by Oxbridge Academy, can help you find your place in this industry and start building a career.

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How to Become a Motor Mechanic

  1. 1. How to Become a Motor Mechanic 1. Start early It’s never too early to start developing your skills. ● There are books and online articles you can read. ● You can tinker around with old car parts. ● You can help people you know work on their cars. ● You can job shadow a professional mechanic . ● You can even start studying a Motor Mechanic course part-time from the age of 16. 2. Get your education Today’s motors are much more technologically complex than those of 10 or 20 years ago. Technical training is thus a must. A great way to get training is to study part-time via distance learning, while starting to work at a garage. Oxbridge Academy offers N1 to N3 courses in both diesel and petrol Motor Mechanic Engineering 3.Find a job or apprenticeship Your first job will be an entry-level position or apprenticeship. There is a wide range of jobs you can get in a variety of work environments. You can work in a mechanic’s shop, or for a large company in their service department. 4.Get on-the-job training Most companies will give you on-the-job training. This is especially the case with specialist companies or companies where you are expected to fulfill a certain specialist role. 5. Pass your trade test If you are working and have an N2 or an NQF 2 qualification, you might be able to do your trade test. This is a form of professional certification you will need to build a career in this industry. 6. Start moving up! Moving up will mean getting a better job, more responsibility, and a bigger salary. This will come with gaining further experience, skills, training, and qualifications. To find out more about studying an N1-N3 course in Motor Mechanics (Petrol & Diesel) via distance learning, simply visit: Or call us on: 021 1100 200 Entry-level automotive technicians make an average of R99 300 per year. With more experience, you can earn up to R229 000 a year, or even more if you specialise in something like diesel or heavy equipment engineering (Source: Payscale).