The Mechanic: Courtney's Story

Courtney Harrison is completing a Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Light Vehicle) as part of her Australian Apprenticeship at Dieselequip, a diesel and turbo specialist shop in Inverell. This trade, as the foundation of a career in the world of cars and mechanical technology, will provide her with many options for future pathways.

The practice and theory of identifying problems accurately and working safely and effectively on all vehicle components are key features of Courtney’s training. She believes that when performing her job, she has the lives of the vehicle owner, their families and other road users in her hands.

Courtney has succeeded in a traditionally male-dominated workplace and her employer recognises her as an essential member of the team. Through her positive attitude, strong work ethic and support of trainers and family, she is close to achieving one of her major goals and looks forward to giving back to the community through teaching at a high school or training organisation.