Enhance your career in the bicycle industry with this practical qualification. Become a qualified bicycle repair technician or bicycle mechanic.
AUR30216 Certificate III in Bicycle Workshop Operations
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.
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.
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.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace|
||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
||Work in a retail bicycle environment|
||Assemble new boxed bicycles for retail sale|
||Service and repair bicycle mechanical braking systems|
||Service bicycle hydraulic braking systems|
||Repair and overhaul bicycle hydraulic braking systems|
||Service bicycle steering systems|
||Service bicycle suspension systems|
||Repair and overhaul bicycle steering systems|
||Service bicycle wheels and hubs|
||Design and build bicycle wheels|
||Repair and overhaul bicycle wheels and hubs|
||Service bicycle drivetrain systems|
||Repair and overhaul bicycle drivetrain systems|
||Remove, refit and adjust bicycle accessories|
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace|
||Use numbers in an automotive workplace|
||Read and respond to automotive workplace information|
||Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace|
||Select and adjust bicycles to fit riders|
||Remove, repair and refit bicycle tyres|
||Service electric power-assisted bicycles|
||Repair bicycle frames|
||Apply sales procedures in an automotive workplace|
||Promote automotive products and services|
||Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace|
||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.
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
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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.
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.
All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.
Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.