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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)


Level 3 – What you’ll learn:


  • 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

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


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)
     – TBA (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)
     – TBA
    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

Ready to get started?

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0508 BIKE MECHANIC (0508 245 363)