How to become a Bicycle Technician

Bicycle technicians repair, service and assemble bicycles.

Personal requirements of a Bicycle Technician

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Normal eyesight and hearing
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills

Education & Training for a Bicycle Technician

You can work as a bicycle technician without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a bicycle technician through an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Duties & Tasks of a Bicycle Technician

Bicycle technicians: • speak with customers • assemble packaged bicycles ready for sale • inspect, repair and service customers' bicycles • fabricate components and equipment • diagnose faults and road test bicycles before and after performing mechanical procedures • perform various retail functions, including maintenance of stock control systems and shop presentation.

Employment Opportunities for a Bicycle Technician

Bicycle technicians may work in a variety of businesses, including retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, manufacturers, equipment hirers, race teams and tour companies. With the increasing popularity of cycling, and the increasing complexity and cost of bicycles, employers often seek trained and qualified employees. Employment may be on a full-time or part-time basis and may include seasonal work over summer.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,034

Future growth:

Stable

Employment by state:

ACT ACT 0.8%

NSW NSW 30.6%

NT NT 1.5%

QLD QLD 21.6%

SA SA 5.5%

TAS TAS 2.1%

VIC VIC 23.5%

WA WA 14.4%

Hours worked:

40.1

Unemployment:

Higher unemployment

Gender split:

Male 72.2%

Female 27.8%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 5.5%

Not completed Year 12: 26.9%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 29.5%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 29.1%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 3.5%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 5.5%

Age brackets:

15-19 - 10.9%

20-24 - 9%

25-34 - 20%

35-44 - 15.6%

45-54 - 17.6%

55-59 - 9.6%

60-64 - 7.7%

65 and Over - 9.6%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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