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Tyre Fitter and Repairer

No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Apprenticeship Traineeship Year 10 Preferred Licence

Tyre fitters and repairers fit and repair tyres on vehicles and diagnose faults in tyre wear.

Tyre fitters and repairers mainly work indoors.

TASKS

    Tyre fitters and repairers may perform the following tasks:

  • inspect tyres and related components
  • repair tyres and tubes
  • select tyres and rims for particular vehicles
  • balance tyres and wheels
  • road test vehicles

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • no allergic reactions to petrol, grease, oil or other chemicals
  • interested in motor vehicles
  • good mechanical skills

Interest Area

Manual/Practical

SPECIALISATIONS

Wheel Aligner - identifies faults in vehicle stability and tyre wear. This involves checking and servicing the steering system and suspension, identifying and interpreting tyre and rim regulations, balancing wheels and making adjustments and doing post-alignment checks and road testing.

EDUCATION & TRAINING


No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Apprenticeship Traineeship Year 10 Preferred Licence

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

You can also become a tyre fitter and repairer through an apprenticeship or traineeship in Automotive Underbody Technology or Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology.

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


Additional Information

    A drivers licence is desirable.

    To work as a tyre fitter and repairer in NSW, you may need to be certified by NSW Fair Trading. To work as a tyre fitter and 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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Tyre fitters and repairers and wheel aligners are mostly employed by tyre centres and wheel alignment specialists.

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More Information - External Links

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


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