Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters (General) fit and replace parts and accessories on motor vehicles.

    You can work as a Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General) without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Tasks

    • Removes old and damaged parts and cleans surrounding areas on vehicles.
    • Fits batteries and installs accessories such as sun roofs, stereos and alarms.
    • Inspects, removes and repairs muffler mountings, and fits new mufflers, extractors and exhaust pipes.
    • Removes radiators from vehicles and cleans and repairs them.
    • Installs new or repaired radiators into vehicles and repairs and replaces other units in the cooling system such as thermostats, head gaskets and water pumps.
    • Inspects tyres to determine which repair action to implement and repairs punctures in tubes and tubeless tyres.
    • Operates air driven equipment to remove and refit tyres and tubes on vehicles.
    • Balances wheels and tyres using static and electronic equipment.

    More about Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

    All Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

    • $1,014 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters (General)

    • 2,200 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 38 years Average age
    • 3% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters (General) (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 2,000 in 2011 to 2,200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters (General) work in many parts of Australia. Queensland has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Retail Trade; Other Services; and Manufacturing.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (88%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 38 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 3% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Retail Trade39.6
    Other Services23.0
    Manufacturing18.4
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing6.3
    Other Industries12.7

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateMotor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters (General)All Jobs Average
    NSW28.831.6
    VIC24.025.6
    QLD26.720.0
    SA6.47.0
    WA10.110.8
    TAS2.22.0
    NT1.01.0
    ACT0.81.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketMotor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters (General)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.8-5.05.0
    20-2411.7-9.39.3
    25-3428.8-22.922.9
    35-4424.6-22.022.0
    45-5420.1-21.621.6
    55-597.0-9.09.0
    60-643.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.4-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationMotor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters (General)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.1-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree2.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma4.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV46.8-21.121.1
    Year 1218.8-18.118.1
    Year 117.3-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below19.9-12.512.5

    You can work as a Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General) without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • forklift licence
    • manual drivers licence

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Automotive Retail, Service and Repair and Automotive Manufacturing Sector VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

    Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.

    The course listings on this page are provided by Good Education Group.

    Employers look for Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters who are reliable, can interact with others, and are well presented.

    Filter Skills & Knowledge

    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Mechanical

      84% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    2. Computers and Electronics

      57% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    3. Engineering and Technology

      56% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    4. Customer and Personal Service

      55% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    5. Physics

      48% Skill level

      The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Exposed to Contaminants

      99% Important

      How often are you exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours?

    2. In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment

      93% Important

      How often do you work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car)?

    3. Spend Time Standing

      93% Important

      How much time do you spend standing?

    4. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      93% Important

      How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

    5. Being Exact or Accurate

      92% Important

      How important is being very exact or highly accurate?

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-3023.01 - Automotive Master Mechanics.

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