Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technologies

When Justin Bye was a young boy, he was lucky enough to tinker with real cars instead of Matchbox cars.

As he got older, helping out in his dad’s auto bodyworks business was how he realised a career as a diesel mechanic was right for him.

“Working with dad gave me the opportunity to learn more about my passion and allowed me to turn it into a career,” Justin said, citing his dad as his biggest influence on his passion for cars, bikes and all things mechanical.

“I have always been interested in the mechanical side of things and always strived to understand how everything worked to the best of my ability. I was always messing around with motorbikes and cars either with Dad or just by myself out in the shed.”

Justin competed in 2018 at the WorldSkills Australia National competition, winning gold in the Heavy Vehicle Mechanics category.

Amazing, eye-opening and nerve-racking, three words Justin used to describe his experience with WorldSkills, “I feel amazed about it all, being able to represent my state is amazing and just being able to experience it is a big deal. Not many people get this opportunity,” he said.

“I was ecstatic when I found out that I had won and was exited to receive a BBM scholarship as a result,” he said.

Following his 2018 WorldSkills Gold medal win, Justin was selected to participate in the BBM Youth Support for Skilled Futures scholarship to further his training and professional development through work experience. He will travel to the UK where he will work with other Heavy Vehicle Mechanics.

Justin is an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador and Australian VET Alumni member.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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