Exhaust Fitter and Repairer (WA)
Education and Training:
To become an exhaust fitter and repairer you usually have to complete a traineeship in Automotive Exhaust System Technology. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
To work as an exhaust fitter and repairer in WA, you will need to obtain, or work under the supervision of someone who holds, a Motor Vehicle Repairer's Certificate. This certificate can be obtained from the Commissioner for Consumer Protection at the Department of Commerce (WA). Visit their website for more information.
A National Police Certificate is required to gain a Motor Vehicle Repairer's Certificate.
Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package that will expand your career opportunities within this industry.
It is useful for exhaust fitters and repairers to hold a drivers licence.
While the following courses are related to this occupation, they may not necessarily lead directly to employment, nor provide the most direct pathway to the occupation. Courses which provide preliminary or informal training, as well as those which provide additional job skills following initial qualifications may also be listed.
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Exhaust fitters and repairers work mainly for small specialist exhaust and muffler repair companies. Some of these firms may also be involved with tyre sales and fitting, as well as other mechanical services.
For Further Information:
Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Department of Commerce (WA)
Engineering and Automotive Training Council Inc.
MTA WA's Automotive Institute of Technology
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