Tyre Fitters fit, repair and replace tyres on motor vehicles.

    You can work as a Tyre Fitter without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in automotive tyre servicing technology might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • 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.

    All Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

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

    Tyre Fitters

    • 6,200 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 90% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 31 years Average age
    • 1% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Tyre Fitters (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 6,000 in 2011 to 6,200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Location: Tyre Fitters work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Other Services; Retail Trade; and Wholesale Trade.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (90%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 31 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (25%).
    • Gender: 1% 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)
    Other Services47.4
    Retail Trade27.4
    Wholesale Trade9.4
    Manufacturing6.5
    Other Industries9.3

    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.
    StateTyre FittersAll Jobs Average
    NSW26.731.6
    VIC19.325.6
    QLD25.420.0
    SA9.37.0
    WA15.210.8
    TAS2.32.0
    NT1.11.0
    ACT0.71.9

    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 BracketTyre FittersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-196.8-5.05.0
    20-2418.2-9.39.3
    25-3433.3-22.922.9
    35-4419.1-22.022.0
    45-5414.6-21.621.6
    55-594.6-9.09.0
    60-642.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over1.2-4.24.2

    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 QualificationTyre FittersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.1-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree1.1-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma2.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV25.5-21.121.1
    Year 1221.8-18.118.1
    Year 1111.3-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below38.1-12.512.5

    You can work as a Tyre Fitter without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in automotive tyre servicing technology might be helpful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • motor vehicle repairer's certificate or state equivalent
    • 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.

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

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Mechanical

      61% Skill level

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

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      49% Skill level

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

    3. Sales and Marketing

      47% Skill level

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

    4. Production and Processing

      40% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    5. Administration and Management

      40% Skill level

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

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    Demands

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

    1. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      96% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    2. Spend Time Standing

      93% Important

      How much time do you spend standing?

    3. Indoors, Not Heat Controlled

      93% Important

      How often do you work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat)?

    4. Face-to-Face Discussions

      92% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    5. Being Exact or Accurate

      91% 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, 49-3093.00 - Tire Repairers and Changers.

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