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AUR30216

Certificate III in Bicycle Workshop Operations

Enhance your career in the bicycle industry with this practical qualification. Become a qualified bicycle repair technician or bicycle mechanic.

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TIME up to 3 years / Full Time
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Boost your career in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry with this mid-level course that will set you up with the practical skills you need to succeed. Develop your experience, knowledge and skills to gain employment in the bicycle industry.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as bicycle mechanics grew strongly over the last five years with stable future growth predicted for the industry. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, have a good work ethic, and can work well in a team. 

You will learn to diagnose problems, and repair and service wheel hubs, mechanical and hydraulic braking systems, steering and suspension, and more. You will also develop skills and knowledge associated with designing, building and repairing wheels and frames, and removing and fitting accessories. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals will guide you through a broad range of practical and mechanical skills on a variety of bicycles and provide links to industry to help develop your career.

Successful completion of this course will provide the knowledge and practical skills you need to confidently work within the bicycle retail and repair industry, and, if completed as part of an apprenticeship, allows you to apply for a trade qualification.

What can I do?

  • Race Team Mechanic
  • Bicycle Repair Technician
  • Bicycle Mechanic

Course outcome:

AUR30216 Certificate III in Bicycle Workshop Operations

Trade skills assessment and gap training program

If you can demonstrate substantial competency in this qualification, you may be able to access funding for recognition of prior learning and gap training through the Trade Skills and Assessment Gap Training (TSAGT) program. TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of funding from the Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) for this program. Only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

Industry-standard facilities

Our learning spaces are more than just classrooms. They include simulated working environments which will develop your practical skills and prepare you for real-world situations while under the supervision of qualified, industry-experienced professionals.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURAEA002
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAEA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to follow environmental and sustainability best practices, including complying with established workplace procedures and environmental regulations as well as following sustainability practices that may reduce the environmental impact of work practices and outputs. It applies to those working in the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURASA002
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace. It involves those safety procedures to be followed when using workplace hand tools and hand-held power tools, fixed equipment, and chemicals, and when running vehicles and machinery. It includes the individual’s responsibility for safety and emergency response in the event of an accident or incident. It applies to those working on agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment in the automotive service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBCA001
    Work in a retail bicycle environment
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBCA001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to work in a bicycle retail environment. It involves determining own career goals, developing bicycle industry knowledge, maintaining tools, equipment and own work space, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work in a retail bicycle environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTA004
    Assemble new boxed bicycles for retail sale
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTA004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to assemble new bicycles for retail sale. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying bicycle components, interpreting manufacturer assembly instructions, assembling the bicycle, checking and testing assembled bicycle for safe operation, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Assemble new boxed bicycles for retail sale

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTB001
    Service and repair bicycle mechanical braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTB001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to service and repair bicycle mechanical braking systems. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, planning, inspecting, servicing and repairing, and testing the bicycle braking system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Service and repair bicycle mechanical braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTB002
    Service bicycle hydraulic braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTB002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to service bicycle hydraulic braking systems. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, planning, servicing and testing the bicycle braking system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Service bicycle hydraulic braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTB003
    Repair and overhaul bicycle hydraulic braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTB003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair and overhaul bicycle hydraulic braking systems. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, inspecting, repairing and testing the bicycle braking system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Repair and overhaul bicycle hydraulic braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTD001
    Service bicycle steering systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTD001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to service bicycle steering systems. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, inspecting, servicing and testing the bicycle steering system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Service bicycle steering systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTD002
    Service bicycle suspension systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTD002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to service bicycle suspension systems. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, inspecting, servicing and testing the bicycle suspension system and its components, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Service bicycle suspension systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTD003
    Repair and overhaul bicycle steering systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTD003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair and overhaul bicycle steering systems. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, inspecting, repairing and testing the bicycle headset, handlebar and stem, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Repair and overhaul bicycle steering systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTJ002
    Service bicycle wheels and hubs
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTJ002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to service bicycle wheels and hubs. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, inspecting, removing, adjusting and refitting the bicycle wheels and hubs, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Service bicycle wheels and hubs

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTJ003
    Design and build bicycle wheels
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTJ003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to design and build bicycle wheels with different hub, spoke and rim configurations. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment to design and carry out the building and testing of bicycle wheels, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and build bicycle wheels

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTJ004
    Repair and overhaul bicycle wheels and hubs
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTJ004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair and overhaul bicycle wheels with different hub, spoke and rim configurations. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, repairing and testing the bicycle wheels and hubs to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Repair and overhaul bicycle wheels and hubs

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTQ001
    Service bicycle drivetrain systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTQ001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to service bicycle drivetrain systems and their components. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, inspecting and testing bicycle drivetrain systems and components according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation. This applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Service bicycle drivetrain systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTQ002
    Repair and overhaul bicycle drivetrain systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTQ002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair bicycle drivetrain systems. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, inspecting, repairing and testing the bicycle drivetrain system according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Repair and overhaul bicycle drivetrain systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURBTV001
    Remove, refit and adjust bicycle accessories
    UNIT CODE :
    AURBTV001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to remove, refit and adjust electrical and non-electrical bicycle accessories. It involves preparing for the work, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, inspecting, removing and replacing bicycle accessories according to fitting instructions and manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Remove, refit and adjust bicycle accessories

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bracken Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Bicycle Workshop Operations (AUR30216)

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Certificate III in Bicycle Workshop Operations

COURSE CODE: AUR30216
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Resources Required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of clear safety glasses to AS 1336 or 1337, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, mechanic gloves, and ear plugs or muffs. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard protective clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, and a calculator.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This program has been replaced by AUR30220 - Certificate III in Bicycle Workshop Operations, as of 12 November 2020. Please note: TAFE Queensland has been given approval to extend the transition period until 10 December 2022, to enable current students to complete their study. If required, current enrolment will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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