CMV Truck & Bus Current Vacancies

Customer Service Manager (Melbourne - Derrimut)

Service Technician Volvo Bus & Coach (Melbourne - Derrimut)

Automotive Technician (Melbourne - Derrimut)

Service Technician (Melbourne - Clayton)

Parts Interpreter (Victoria - Traralgon)

Spare Parts Delivery Driver (Melbourne - Derrimut)

Parts Courier/Store Person (Melbourne - Derrimut)

CMV Truck and Bus Automotive Apprenticeship Scheme

In May 2003 CMV Truck and Bus commenced a special "fast-track" Certificate III in Automotive Apprenticeship intake program (heavy vehicle stream) for which we recruited ambitious, disciplined and results focused individuals, enthusiastic about accelerating their career in an exciting automotive profession.

Each year we hold nominations for two intake streams. If you are interested in applying please download the information below or apply online.

CMV Truck and Bus Automotive Apprenticeship Application Form (Online)

CMV Truck and Bus Automotive Apprenticeship Application Form (PDF)

CMV Truck and Bus Automotive Apprenticeship Scheme Information (PDF)


What are the wage rates for apprentices?

CMV is covered by the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award 2010, currently our junior (above Award) rate of pay is $496.00 per 38 hour week and our adult (above Award) wage (21 years and over) is $675.00 per 38 hour week. Normal overtime penalty rates apply thereafter. In addition a tool allowance of $4.92 is paid weekly. 

Please note that CMV operates a unique competency based pay review system, whereby six monthly pay reviews are applied to apprentices, subject to their academic scores for the period and their supervisor's qualitive assessment of their work habits. Therefore, a fast developing apprentice will continually have their wage adjusted in line with this competency level.

How long does the apprenticeship go for?

The CMV system is a fast-tracked three year programme.

How does CMV's system compare to the TAFE apprenticeship training?

CMV has its own Technical Training Centre with full time trainers. The TAFE system is a four year apprenticeship, in CMV's case, we have been in partnership with TAFE for many years delivering a special accelerated learning programme, which is why we have been able to compress the four year course to three.

How old do l need to be?

Anyone of working age can apply as an apprentice. Historically, the majority of our apprentices have been between 18 and 25 years of age.

Does CMV employ adult apprentices?

Yes we do. We encourage mature workers to look at an apprenticeship as a new way of progressing their career.

I am half way through an automotive apprenticeship, can I transfer to the CMV fast-track system?

Yes, however, subject to each specific application, in many cases some of the modules that you have currently completed may count. 

Do I need to provide my own tool kit?

Initially, CMV provides a starter tool kit that becomes the apprentices property and is paid for through the tool allowance system. Most Apprentices tend to add to their kit on an as needs basis and generally end up with a professional toolbox and set of tools during the period. CMV owns a range of special tools at each dealership for special jobs, which are allocated on an as needs basis to particular jobs by our technicians and then returned to the store.

Do I have to supply my own overalls and boots?

No, CMV supplies laundered overalls through the employment period, plus safety boots and other related safety equipment is supplied during induction training.

Can I choose where I work?

Yes, CMV operates six authorised dealerships for Volvo, Mack and UD Trucks, located at Laverton (two locations), Clayton, Dandenong, Traralgon and Wodonga. In addition to this, CMV operates satellite maintenance facilities at a range of Victorian country centres such as Leongatha, Darnum, Rochester, Koroit, Cobden and Cobram. Therefore, positions are available at most of these locations for each apprentice intake. Please nominate your preference when completing your application form.

How do I apply for CMV's fast-track Apprenticeship?

Click here and print the application form. Once completed, mail the completed form and any relevant attachments to the address indicated on the last page of the application form.  

How do l receive further information?

Please telephone Lesley Wickham on (03) 9931 6043 or send an email.

Interested in a career at CMV Truck & Bus

At CMV Truck & Bus we are always on the look out for experienced diesel technicians, administration staff, sales and aftersales professional to satisfy our expanding operations needs.

If you're interested in a Career and not just a Job, then contact us by forwarding a covering letter and resume to;

CMV Truck & Bus Careers
PO Box 55
Sunshine VIC 3020

or email us.

For careers information contact Lesley Wickham on (03) 9931 6043.