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Radiator Repairer

No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Traineeship Year 10 Preferred

Radiator repairers test radiators for obstructions or leaks and make repairs as necessary.

Radiator repairers usually work outdoors or in an open workshop.


    Radiator repairers may perform the following tasks:

  • modify and repair plastic and aluminium tank radiators
  • pump water or compressed air through the unit and flush it with cleaning solvents to remove blockages such as rust or mineral deposits
  • renove and clean the radiator core by inserting a rod or submerging it in a solvent
  • solder or braze leaks and install new or repaired cores in the vehicle
  • repair or replace other units in the cooling system, including faulty water pumps, thermostats and leaky head gaskets


  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • able to solve problems
  • mechanical aptitude

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No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Traineeship Year 10 Preferred

You can work as a radiator repairer without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job.

You can also become a radiator repairer through a traineeship in Automotive Cooling System Technology.

Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Additional Information

    In NSW, radiator repairers must be certified by NSW Fair Trading. Visit their website for further information. To work as a radiator repairer in the ACT, you must have a motor vehicle repair licence, or work under the supervision of a licensed repairer. Contact the ACT Office of Regulatory Services for further information.

    Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package that will expand your career opportunities within this industry.


Radiator repairers mainly work for small specialist radiator repair firms.

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Job Outlook for Radiator Repairer Auto Skills Australia Automotive Training Board of NSW Motor Traders' Association of NSW Motor Trades Association ACT NSW Fair Trading Office of Regulatory Services (ACT)

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