How to become a Tyre Fitter and Repairer

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

Personal requirements for a Tyre Fitter and Repairer

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • No allergic reactions to petrol, grease, oil or other chemicals
  • Interested in motor vehicles
  • Good mechanical skills

Education & Training for a Tyre Fitter and Repairer

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


Additional information

A drivers licence is desirable.

Duties & Tasks of a Tyre Fitter and Repairer

Tyre fitters and repairers:

  • Inspect tyres and related components
  • Repair tyres and tubes
  • Select tyres and rims for particular vehicles
  • Balance and align tyres and wheels
  • Road test vehicles.

Tasks

  • Operates air driven equipment to remove and refit tyres and tubes on vehicles..
  • Balances wheels and tyres using static and electronic equipment..
  • Inspects tyres to determine which repair action to implement and repairs punctures in tubes and tubeless tyres..

Employment Opportunities for a Tyre Fitter and Repairer

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


Specializations

Wheel Aligner

A 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. Tyre fitters and repairers mainly work indoors.

Tyre Fitter and Repairer

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

  • Average age
    Average age
    31 years
  • Future Growth
    Future Growth
    Stable
  • Gender Share
    Gender Share
    1% female
  • Average full-time
    Average full-time
    46 hours
  • Weekly Pay
    Weekly Pay
    $1,014
  • Skill level rating
    Skill level rating
    Lower skill
  • Unemployment
    Unemployment
    Lower unemployment
  • Full-Time Share
    Full-Time Share
    90% Full-Time
  • Employment Size
    Employment Size
    6,200 workers
  • Employment Size
    Employment by state
    ACT: 0.7%
    NSW: 26.7%
    NT: 1.1%
    QLD: 25.4%
    SA: 9.3%
    TAS: 2.3%
    VIC: 19.3%
    WA: 15.2%
  • Employment Size
    Age brackets
    15-19: 6.8%
    20-24: 18.2%
    25-34: 33.3%
    35-44: 19.1%
    45-54: 14.6%
    55-59: 4.6%
    60-64: 2.3%
    65 and Over: 1.2%
  • Employment Size
    Education level
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma: 2%
    Bachelor degree: 1.1%
    Certificate III/IV: 25.5%
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0.1%
    Year 10 and below: 38.1%
    Year 11: 11.3%
    Year 12: 21.8%
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