Fast-track Diesel Technician Apprenticeship


Do you have a passion for all things mechanical? This is your opportunity to take part in the CMV Truck & Bus Diesel Technician Apprenticeship, now open for our 2nd of August 2019 intake.

At CMV Truck & Bus, we can offer:

  • A fast-track programme enabling you to gain a qualification within three years.
  • Exposure to global brands: Mack trucks, UD trucks, and Volvo trucks and buses.
  • State-of-the-art Technical Training Centre with the very latest equipment and technology.
  • Modern dealership locations throughout Victoria.
  • In-house trainers to help you gain a TAFE Certificate III qualification in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology that’s recognised in Australia and internationally.

Apply today

Download the Automotive Apprenticeship Programme information document


About fast-track

The CMV Truck & Bus Technical Training Centre is located in Derrimut and offers apprentices a fast-tracked Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR31116), which is a nationally recognised qualification.

Our fast-track pathway is an intensive 3 year course that provides the theory and on-the-job components of a heavy commercial vehicle automotive apprenticeship. You will learn the knowledge, skills and applications required to begin a career as a heavy automotive vehicle technician working on Mack, UD Trucks and Volvo Trucks & Buses at one of our five dealership locations in Victoria, or one of our satellite maintenance facilities located throughout country Victoria.



What are the wage rates for apprentices?

CMV Truck & Bus is covered by the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award 2010, and our junior and adult apprentices receive above award wages with access to overtime, shift and tool allowances.

CMV operates a unique competency based pay review system (six monthly), and subject to knowledge assessment and manager feedback, and each apprentice will continually have their wage adjusted in line with this review system. Further details available on application.


How does CMV Truck & Bus Fast-Track Programme compare to the TAFE apprenticeship training?

CMV Truck & Bus has its own Technical Training Centre with full time trainers. The TAFE course is a four year apprenticeship, whereas we at CMV Truck & Bus 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 into 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 Truck & Bus employ adult apprentices?

Yes, we certainly 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 Truck & Bus Fast-Track Programme?

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 Truck & Bus provides a starter tool kit that becomes the apprentice’s property and is paid for through the tool allowance system. Most apprentices tend to add to their tool kit, 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 to technicians on an as-needs basis and then returned.


Do I have to supply my own overalls and boots?

No, CMV Truck & Bus supplies laundered overalls, plus safety boots and other safety related equipment throughout your employment with us.


Can I choose where I work?

Yes, CMV Truck & Bus owns and operates five authorised dealerships for Mack trucks, UD trucks and Volvo trucks & buses, located in Clayton, Dandenong, Derrimut, 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. Positions are available at most of these locations for each apprentice intake. Please nominate your preference when completing your application form.


How do l receive further information?

Contact Lesley Wickham on (03) 9931 6043 or email us.