Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreters sell motor vehicle accessories and parts in retail or wholesale establishments.

    You can work as a Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in automotive sales might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Determines customer requirements and advises on product range, price, delivery, warranties and product use and care.
    • Sells vehicle products such as parts, tyres, lubricating oils, batteries, car stereos and alarms.
    • Takes sales orders and prepares contracts of sale.
    • Receives orders for parts.
    • Determines part sizes and details such as vehicle make, model, manufacturer and year.
    • Searches lists of parts to identify part numbers, price and availability.

    More about Motor Vehicle and Vehicle Parts Salespersons

    All Motor Vehicle and Vehicle Parts Salespersons

    • $1,184 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreters

    • 16,200 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 39 years Average age
    • 15% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreters (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 15,700 in 2011 to 16,200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Location: Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreters work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Retail Trade; Wholesale Trade; and Other Services.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (85%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 39 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 15% 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 Trade58.9
    Wholesale Trade22.7
    Other Services8.5
    Manufacturing4.2
    Other Industries5.7

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on 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 InterpretersAll Jobs Average
    NSW28.731.6
    VIC22.425.6
    QLD24.920.0
    SA8.07.0
    WA11.710.8
    TAS2.12.0
    NT1.11.0
    ACT1.11.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketMotor Vehicle Parts InterpretersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-194.0-5.05.0
    20-2412.5-9.39.3
    25-3424.0-22.922.9
    35-4420.2-22.022.0
    45-5420.7-21.621.6
    55-599.1-9.09.0
    60-646.1-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.4-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, 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 InterpretersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree3.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma5.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV35.4-21.121.1
    Year 1226.1-18.118.1
    Year 118.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below19.7-12.512.5

    You can work as a Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in automotive sales might be helpful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • driver's licence
    • national police check

    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 Retail Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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    Employers look for Motor Vehicle and Vehicle Parts Salespersons who can communicate well with a variety of stakeholders, providing good customer service and who are well presented.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      62% Skill level

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

    2. Sales and Marketing

      57% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    3. Mechanical

      54% Skill level

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

    4. English Language

      45% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    5. Administration and Management

      42% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

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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, 41-2022.00 - Parts Salespersons.

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    Demands

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

    1. Telephone

      100% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    2. Contact With Others

      99% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    3. Deal With External Customers

      99% Important

      How important is it to work with customers or the public?

    4. Work With Work Group or Team

      90% Important

      How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

    5. Freedom to Make Decisions

      90% Important

      How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?

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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, 41-2022.00 - Parts Salespersons.

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