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For more than 30 years WesTrac has set the benchmark in Cat® equipment management solutions, providing customers across Western Australia, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory with unrivalled support in the mining and construction industries.

At WesTrac, our primary focus is our people. As we look to the future, we’re focused on harnessing the best talent and providing them with the support they need to achieve success. We have a range of career options within our business, employing lab technicians, mechanics, engineers, marketing professionals and everything in between. If you’re looking for career progression, award-winning training and the opportunity to work in state-of-the-art facilities with supportive workmates, then explore your opportunities at WesTrac today – contact details are listed above.


3,000 Employees
30+ Locations
1990 Founded

Our Values

The Made for More culture is our collective values and vision to have a business that is safe, enjoyable and productive. 

WesTrac’s cultural transformation means re-evaluating the values and behaviours that bolster our success as a business and build reputation. After consultation with team members from all areas of our business, we launched SPARC values – a set of values that apply to every team member, every day.

SPARC is an acronym for safe, pride, accountable, respect, and customer. Having an agreed set of values has allowed us to set clear expectations, which in turn allows us to have fair conversations when those expectations aren’t met and celebrations when expectations are exceeded.

The foundations of the culture at WesTrac are our SPARC values which reflect our brand and business, whilst supporting of our future direction and vision.

Safety – Looking out for me and my mates

Pride – Demonstrating pride in our work, business and customers

Accountability – Taking ownership and responsibility for our actions

Respect – Valuing and acknowledging the views, achievements and differences of others (diversity)

Customer – Providing solutions, service and satisfaction to our customers


At WesTrac, we live by our values and work hard to drive a high performance and supportive culture. We have developed a range of benefits enabling our team members to maintain a healthy work/life balance, so they can put loved ones first. Some of these include flexible work arrangements, 10 week’s primary paid parental leave, private health insurance discounts, and formal training and development opportunities. We also offer employee discounts for various retail stores, toolbox insurance and discounted Cat merchandise. The physical and mental health of the WesTrac team is significant to our overall wellness strategy, and we offer benefits such as an employee assistance program.

What we have on offer


As a WesTrac apprentice, you’ll receive world-class training in state-of-the-art facilities, working on industry-leading Cat equipment. WesTrac currently employs apprentices across WA and NSW and holds two apprenticeship intakes a year for the following trades: Plant Mechanic, Auto Electrician, Boilermaker and Machinists.

Training and trades

At WesTrac, we pride ourselves on developing our team members and harnessing the best talent. The WesTrac Institute is our in-house registered training organisation (WesTrac RTO 50737), providing nationally recognised industry courses, training and qualifications. The Institute offers a range of courses qualifying people as auto electrical or plant mechanic tradespeople.

Technology careers

As an industry-leading provider of autonomous mining equipment and solutions, WesTrac provides training and career paths that are supported by the WesTrac Technology Training Centre in Collie, which is the only autonomous training facility for Caterpillar® equipment in the southern hemisphere.


WesTrac Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 50737) that provides nationally recognised training packages for apprenticeships, short Industry courses, safety and equipment operator training.

All training is provided to employees of companies working within the broader heavy equipment industry as well as WesTrac. The WesTrac Institute is run out of state-of-the-art classrooms and workshops in both Guildford WA and Tomago NSW / ACT.

  • Supporting and enabling an inclusive culture through education and training, leadership, communication campaigns and employee resource and support groups
  • Gender equity through participation targets, recruitment targets, turnover tracking and support programs
  • Providing an environment where everyone feels safe, respected and where diversity is valued as a core component of WesTrac’s ongoing success


WesTrac Apprentices are considered to be some of the best in the world. Our nationally accredited training is delivered through reputable RTO training institutes which are renowned for their apprenticeship programs offering best-in-class training. This is where students turn dreams into enduring careers and form friendships that last for life. It is where you become Made for More. A WesTrac apprenticeship is a dynamic learning experience, where you’ll work in state-of-the-art facilities on world-leading Cat equipment.

Endless Opportunities
  • Available Apprenticeships
  • Plant Mechanic / Auto Electrician (Dual Trade)
  • Fitter Machinist
  • Boilermaker
  • Industrial Spray Painter
Why join the program?
  • Gain a nationally accredited training qualification, paid for by WesTrac
  • Get the opportunity to train in a real working environment on world-leading Cat equipment
  • Receive a subsidy towards a WesTrac toolbox, tooling and uniform
  • You’ll be issued a Caterpillar passport (once graduated) which opens the possibilities to work for any Cat dealer across the world
  • Enjoy all the benefits of a WesTrac employee
  • More questions about the program?
Are you Made for More? 

Stay up to date on the latest WesTrac apprentice intake by visiting our job vacancy page or following our socials for updates.

You’ll be required to submit a resume/CV as part of your application.

If you’re selected as a potential candidate, you’ll be interviewed and may be invited for pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will be sent a formal offer, with unsuccessful candidates also being notified.

If you have any more questions about being an apprentice, please read our list of Apprentice Program FAQs. 

Meet Sophie

Sophie Millard – WesTrac apprentice

What are you most looking forward to?

I’m excited to learn more about underground mining operations and get the opportunity to do some field service work.

What has been the best part of the program so far?

Every day I’m given a job that’s new to me, no day is the same. I learn something new all the time and I love getting to work out how to fix/fabricate something different.

What are the best perks about being a WesTrac apprentice?

The biggest perk is wearing the uniform. It’s a privilege to learn my trade from such a respected company. I’ve always felt like an individual, not a number.

Read more about Sophie’s experience at westrac.com.au/resources/interviews/Sophie-Millard

Apprentice FAQs (NSW/ACT)


Your roster is dependent on your position and location. As an apprentice in NSW, you can expect to work a day shift only; on a Monday – Friday roster in your first 3 years. Start times range between 6-7.30am and days are 8.5 hours in length including a 30-minute meal break. As you move into the 4th year of your Apprenticeship Program, you may be given the option to go on a roster which could encompass night and weekend work. There are a variety of roster patterns available to suit any lifestyle.


As a WesTrac Apprentice, your pay is in accordance with our Product Support Enterprise Agreement. Apprentices are paid as per the Apprentice category set out in the EA and this is determined by age and the year level you are at in your trade. Your pay is deposited fortnightly into your nominated bank account. Apprentices aren’t eligible to receive location allowance.


Once you’ve applied online and met the eligibility criteria (over 16 years old and have legal working rights in Australia) you will receive an online skills test within two weeks of your application. This test can end up in your junk or spam folder so be sure to check these. You will have two weeks to complete the test from the date it was sent to you. This test assesses basic math, literacy, problem solving and logical thinking. You are able to use a calculator and should complete this on your own.


Yes. You will be supplied with uniforms including boots and all PPE that is required for your role. As a WesTrac apprentice, you will also receive a laptop or tablet to complete your online training. You will have access to all of our employee benefits including Fitness Passport and discounted tool box insurance. Overalls are also laundered, free of charge, at most locations.


Yes. Depending on your trade, you will either receive your trade training through the WesTrac Institute NSW (our onsite RTO at Tomago) or through a local TAFE. You will also receive critical safety training and relevant high-risk work licences required to complete the requirements of your role during your apprenticeship.


In NSW/ACT, applications open around May/June for commencement in December. You must be 16 years or over at the time of commencement to be eligible.


In NSW/ACT, we have more than 40 employees in our Trade Upgrade Program, which continues to grow successfully. WesTrac offers both trade upgrades and dual trade opportunities as required in NSW/ACT. When a Trade Upgrade vacancy becomes available it will be advertised on our careers website.


The application timeline is slightly different each year and varies dependent upon the number of applications. For an intake that opened in May/June, we anticipate successful candidates would receive an offer of employment by September that same year (approx. 3 months in total).


If you are unsuccessful you will be notified formally via email.


You don’t need to have held employment before to be successful in obtaining an apprenticeship. If you haven’t been previously employed, you can tell us about your education, sporting pursuits and hobbies to give us some insight into you as a candidate.

  • The trade you are applying for and why you are interested in that specific trade
  • Why you want to be an apprentice with WesTrac
  • The details of two references (who are not relatives) with their phone numbers, emails and role titles
  • Information around your work history, which would include role titles, dates of employment, duties performed and explanation of any periods of unemployment
  • Your contact details including address
  • What makes you a good candidate and what you hope to achieve in a career with WesTrac

Apprentice FAQs (WA)

When do applications open, and are there any age limits?

There are typically two apprentice intakes a year, with an expectation of apprentices to commence in the months of January and August. Mature age applicants are encouraged to apply.

Are there any restrictions when applying for an apprenticeship?

To be eligible for an Apprenticeship, you must be 16 at the time of commencement and have legal rights to work within Australia.

How long does the application process take?

The application process takes approximately 3 months, for example, for an intake that has opened in June, we would anticipate an offer of employment to the successful candidate by August.

What happens once I’ve applied online?

If you’re shortlisted, you will receive an online skills test within the first two weeks of your application. You will have one week to complete the test from the date it was sent to you. This test assesses basic problem solving and logical thinking. Calculators are permitted during the assessment and must be completed without support.

Does it matter if I haven’t had a job before?

No, to be successful in obtaining an apprenticeship, you do not need prior employment.

What are the rosters like?

Your roster is dependent on your position and site location. 1st-year apprentices can work varied rosters, including but not limited to; day shift, afternoon shift or night shift. As a 3rd and 4th-year apprentice, you may have the opportunity for site rotation depending on your training outcomes. There are a variety of FIFO roster patterns depending on your location.

Will I be provided with uniforms?

Yes. As an apprentice, you will be supplied with all the necessary PPE, including; 2 x Shirts, 2 x Trousers, 1 x Polo Shift, 7 x Overalls (laundered by WesTrac) and 1 pair of boots. Any other PPE requirements, such as prescription glasses, can be ordered if necessary.

Will I be provided with tools?

Yes. You will receive tooling at a discounted cost on commencement as an apprentice. Tooling is optional, if you choose to have tooling a payment arrangement can be put in place for the duration of your Apprenticeship.

Will I be provided with training?

Yes. Depending on your chosen trade, you will receive your trade training through the WesTrac Institute WA or through an external Register Training Organisation (RTO). You will also receive critical safety training and relevant high-risk work licences required to complete the requirements of your role during your apprenticeship.

Do you offer trade upgrades?

WesTrac offers both trade upgrades and dual trade opportunities in WA. When a Trade Upgrade vacancy becomes available, it will be advertised on our careers website.

What happens if I am unsuccessful?

You will be notified formally via email or phone if your application is unsuccessful.


WesTrac Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 50737) that provides nationally recognised training packages for apprenticeships, short Industry courses, safety and equipment operator training.

All training is provided to employees of companies working within the broader heavy equipment industry as well as WesTrac. The WesTrac Institute is run out of state-of-the-art classrooms and workshops in both Guildford WA and Tomago NSW / ACT.

  • In Collie (WA), we also operate the WesTrac Technology Training Centre (WTTC) – the first training centre of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere that offers training courses to technicians of autonomous equipment.
  • WesTrac Institute Tomago (NSW) offers full qualifications that are nationally recognised, either fee for service or for eligible students this may be partially funded through smart and skilled.
  • WesTrac Institute Guildford (WA) offers full qualifications that are nationally recognised through Jobs and Skills WA – The Department of Training and Workforce Development’s Apprenticeship Office administers training contracts and regulates the apprenticeship system in Western Australia.

Both WesTrac Institutes offer a variety of safety training that provides participants with the underpinning skills and knowledge to safely work on mobile equipment within the construction and mining industries that are nationally recognised where the student will be issued with a statement of attainment

For more information on the locations available, visit our NSW/ACT or WA pages.

  • AUR20220 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology (NSW Only)
  • AUR31220 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology
  • AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

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Supporting Women in the Workplace

WesTrac’s vision is to reflect the richly diverse communities in which we operate, and celebrate the diversity of our people who feel safe to bring their authentic selves to work.

In recent years, a key focus of WesTrac has been to encourage and maintain female participation across all aspects of the business, with the target of achieving 25% female participation by 2025. Initiatives such as the establishment of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, our women’s Mentorship Program, targeted recruitment campaigns including gender targets for our biannual apprentice intakes, and Inclusive Recruitment Training, are all in place to help us provide an inclusive environment and meet our target.

Towards 2030, WesTrac will continue to seek to improve inclusion and diversity across the business and implement programs and initiatives aligned to our guiding principles

Supporting Women in the Workplace

At WesTrac, we’ve been working hard to improve the culture within our organisation. Part of this is ensuring family comes first, always. We’ve introduced benefits to give our team members a healthy work/life balance. These include flexible work arrangements, additional leave, parental leave, private health insurance discounts and company funded income protection.

Endorsed Employer for Women

WesTrac is an endorsed employer for women via WORK180 – who have reviewed our policies, processes and initiatives to certify that we are an organisation that supports diversity, inclusion and equality.

First Nations Peoples

To make a meaningful contribution to the full realisation of the rights of Indigenous peoples in the communities we operate in.

Our commitment to reconciliation is at the foundation of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). With our actions aligned to three pillars – Relationships, Respect and Opportunities. WesTrac is committed to creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities and relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations.

We also acknowledge the value our actions can play in the reconciliation movement and improving the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people. 

Community partnerships:

WesTrac supports the Carey Bindjareb and Olabud Doogethu programs. Carey Bindjareb provides industry training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people engaged in
the criminal justice system, with our teams providing the Caterpillar equipment for the training needs and our People and Culture team supporting the participants with ‘work ready’ skills workshops.

Olabud Doogethu is providing training for indigenous Halls Creek locals to operate Caterpillar equipment. Both programs aim to help provide the participants with employment and career opportunities.

WesTrac also partners with Nudge, an organisation that works with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to place young people into jobs and traineeships.

WesTrac utilise the services of the Aboriginal owned employment agencies Six Season Resources and Asquith Workforces. We participate in employment forums including the Waalitj Foundation, Swan Districts Youth Expo and City of Swan Midland NAIDOC event to showcase the career opportunities at WesTrac.

WesTrac were one of six entities to assist the growth of Yunaga Civil & Earth (YCE), an Aboriginal owned and run civil and earthmoving specialist, by supplying heavy machinery as well as offering consultation services on the protection and conservation of Aboriginal heritage.

Internal activities/initiatives:

WesTrac continue to target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for our Apprentice Programs. WesTrac’s WA apprentice intake in FY21 saw 16 per cent identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, with a 100 per cent retention rate and 10 per cent of our current apprentice’s identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. In NSW the FY21 intake saw 5 per cent identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

The celebration of National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC week each year across the organisation and supporting local community where possible is important.

We proudly fly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at our head offices in WA and NSW, year round.

  • Having developed strategies and a strong established approach towards advancing reconciliation internally through education and awareness and within WesTrac’s sphere of influence including the communities in which we operate
  • Identifying and establishing employment opportunities and pathways for First Nations people
  • Identifying and establishing supplier engagement processes to increase WesTrac’s First Nations supplier pool

Click here to read our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan.

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