Bicycle Mechanics repair and adjust bicycles, and assemble bicycle kits.

    You can work as a Bicycle Mechanic without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Tasks

    • Assembles new bicycles that are delivered to the bicycle shop.
    • Checks bicycles before they go on sale.
    • Services and repairs bicycles brought in by customers.
    • Advises customers about bicycle repair options, parts and accessories.
    • May be responsible for updating and maintaining stock such as bicycle parts and accessories.
    • May be involved in sales work and general shop duties such as answering the phone, serving customers and opening the shop.
    • Experienced bicycle mechanics may work for regional or national cycling teams on tour.

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    • $1,224 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Bicycle Mechanics

    • 1,100 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 31 years Average age
    • 3% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Bicycle Mechanics (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 1,000 in 2011 to 1,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Bicycle Mechanics work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Retail Trade; Other Services; and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.
    • Full-time: More than half work full-time (58%, similar to the average of 66%), but there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 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 (30%).
    • 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 Trade69.9
    Other Services21.2
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.6
    Arts and Recreation Services1.4
    Other Industries5.9

    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.
    StateBicycle MechanicsAll Jobs Average
    NSW24.331.6
    VIC28.725.6
    QLD22.420.0
    SA6.97.0
    WA10.510.8
    TAS2.52.0
    NT1.01.0
    ACT3.81.9

    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 BracketBicycle MechanicsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-1911.2-5.05.0
    20-2419.2-9.39.3
    25-3427.6-22.922.9
    35-4419.5-22.022.0
    45-5414.3-21.621.6
    55-593.4-9.09.0
    60-642.6-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.1-4.24.2

    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 QualificationBicycle MechanicsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate1.3-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree10.1-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma7.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV31.2-21.121.1
    Year 1229.3-18.118.1
    Year 117.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below13.9-12.512.5

    You can work as a Bicycle Mechanic without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Mechanical

      82% Skill level

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

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      62% Skill level

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

    3. Engineering and Technology

      54% Skill level

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

    4. Mathematics

      54% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    5. Sales and Marketing

      52% Skill level

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

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    Demands

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    1. Telephone

      100% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    2. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      100% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

    3. Frequency of Decision Making

      99% Important

      How often do you make decisions that affect other people?

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

      99% Important

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

    5. Deal With External Customers

      96% Important

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

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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, 49-3091.00 - Bicycle Repairers.

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