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Become a fully qualified Bicycle Mechanic

  1. Complete the Level 3 Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Service Technician). Level 3 is full-time over 22 weeks.
  2. Complete the Level 4 Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Bike Mechanic). Level 4 is full-time over 18 weeks (or part-time as a block course, subject to demand)

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Level 3 – What you’ll learn:

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  • Assembly, adjustment, and testing of bicycles, including fitting accessories
  • Service, adjustment, and testing of steering systems, tyre and hub systems, braking systems, drive train systems, and suspension systems
  • Bicycle systems and system componentry
  • How to operate safely in a workshop, and how to use tools of the trade
  • Bicycle industry legislation

 

Level 4 – What you’ll learn

  • Understanding diagnostic procedures
  • Bicycle design principles and considerations within the NZ bicycle industry
  • Inspection and repair of frames and forks
  • Diagnosis, repair/overhaul of steering systems; wheel, hub, and tyre systems; braking systems; drive train systems; and suspension systems
  • Design, and selection of components for customised bicycles

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It’s recommended you gain work experience in the industry before enrolling on Level 4, however this is not compulsory.

FAQs:

How much does it cost?

  • Course fees – Level 3 Service Technician: $3,920 (2018 fees)
  • Course fees – Level 4 Bicycle Mechanic:  $2,660 (2018 fees)
  • Student loans and allowances are available through StudyLink

Where will I be training?

  • We have two central locations in Auckland (Wiri, Manukau) and Rotorua.(Central Rotorua)

What’s the schedule?

  • Level 3 (Term One)
     – 19 February 2018 to 20 July 2018 (both training sites) 
    You will be required to be in class Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; 9.00am – 3.00pm.
    Thursday and Friday will consist of work experience and self-directed study.
  • Level 4 (Term One)
     – 26 February 2018 to 29 June 2018
    You will be required to be in class Thursday and Friday; 9.00am – 3.00pm.
    Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will consist of work experience and self-directed study.
    Level 4 is dependent on meeting minimum class numbers.
  • + You’ll have coursework to complete in your own time
  • + You’ll have work experience in a bike shop
  • There are 2 intakes per year – February and July

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