Automotive Testimonials

Certificate II in Automotive Studies (Pre-Vocational)

“I studied IT at first but I didn’t feel like it was the path for me. I realised a career in automotive could be a better fit for me,” he said.

“Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence is an excellent training facility and the teachers have been great so far. My goal is to secure work placement and eventually find a job working with light vehicles.”

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

“In my current role I do everything from diagnosis to installing accessories. I love that every day is not the same. We get to experience a variety of work and there’s a great range of technology that’s coming through with new vehicles.”

“Kangan Institute offers competency based training which meant that I could work at my own pace. Teachers were really helpful,” he said.

“The facilities at the Automotive Centre of Excellence were also fantastic. It’s the best in the state, which is why my employer and I chose to go there.”

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing

What better way to combine a passion for cars and the arts than with a career in vehicle painting? Vehicle spray painter apprentice Amber Gabelich will tell you that doing what you love will not only make life worthwhile, it can also lead to once-in-a-lifetime experiences like competing at WorldSkills!

“I didn’t do too well in a classroom environment; I just couldn’t sit down for that long,” she shared.

“I’ve always loved cars and art, so I decided to do an automotive pre-apprenticeship at Kangan Institute after secondary school and I never looked back.”

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

“I plan to keep learning and may consider getting into an engine specialisation one day.”

Mainstream schooling was never the right fit for Daniel Gavaghan who knew he would be happier within a more hands-on environment.

“I left school in Year 10 because I wasn’t too interested in its academic focus. I wanted to do something more hands-on. Since I was always interested in trucks and motors, I thought I’d go down the path of being a mechanic,” he said.