Box Hill Institute needs your help to build a better skilled automotive workforce to meet the demands of the current automotive workshop

Box Hill Institute has embarked on a new employer pathway program and it is getting great results.
To address the current skills shortage in the automotive industry, Box Hill Institute says it is working on attracting the right candidates to the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing pre apprentice course by working with automotive business owners, creating social media posts and getting the word out that having a career in the automotive industry can be a lifelong rewarding vocation.
Students who have completed or are nearing completion of their pre apprentice course are introduced to prospective employers by a Box Hill Institute team whose sole purpose is to match the right candidate to the right employer.
Employers are enjoying the fact that they don’t have to advertise for apprentices and students are loving the opportunity to secure employment at one of the participating automotive workshops.

How it works
A business owner simply makes contact with Box Hill Institute and explains that they want to employ an apprentice.
Box Hill Institute staff review suitable candidates from their student groups and match a student with the employer.
The employer then conducts an interview with the student and decides the outcome. There is no cost for this service.

Why be part of this initiative?
Employing staff and staff retention have always been hot topics but this program takes a lot of time and effort out of the process, so that there is no need to advertise for someone because Box Hill Institute has a number of students who have completed the Certificate II course and are job ready.

The candidates
Students in this program have a passion for motor vehicles and want to gain meaningful employment in the automotive industry.
They have shown commitment to getting a job by enrolling in the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing course, showing up to classes on time every day, getting through their studies in the required time and displaying a great attitude towards work.
Students who have finished the Certificate II course have also completed a health and safety induction and units such as Workplace Health and Safety, using workplace tools and equipment, following environmental requirements, vehicle servicing, inspecting and servicing braking, cooling, fuel, steering and suspension systems.

If you would like to be part of this program or find out more, please call Roger Phillips or Mark Liberto on 03 9286 9623 or email

For information on other automotive programs such as Automotive Air Conditioning or VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Testing, visit and search ‘automotive.’