Motorcycle Mechanic

OFO No: 653103


Other names for Motorcycle Mechanic:

  • Motorcycle / Motorbike Technician
  • Motorcycle and Scooter Mechanic
  • Scooter Mechanic

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Youtube clip – A day in the life of a Motorcycle Mechanic

For training options in South Africa – scroll down

 

What is a Motorcycle Mechanic?

A Motorcycle Mechanic is a tradesperson.

They are responsible for the inspection, maintenance and repair of motorcycles/and or scooters. They may also attend ATV’s (all-terrain vehicles).

As motorcycles become a more popular means of transport due to petrol prices, Motorcycle Mechanics more in demand.

What does a Motorcycle Mechanic do?

  • writes out quotations
  • checks the motorcycle: shocks, brakes, etc
  • replaces or re-aligns worn or used parts
  • changes oil
  • welds and reconstructs of parts (in some cases)
  • trouble-shoots (finding what the problem is)
  • restores motorcycles
  • keeps records

Are you … ?

  • passionate about motorcycles?
  • good with your hands?
  • mechanically minded?
  • observant?
  • responsible?
  • accurate?

How do I become a Motorcycle Mechanic?

  • MerSETA

http://www.merseta.org.za/Home.aspx

Approved and accredited MerSETA training companies: Type your trade choice in and click on FIND.

http://ww2.merseta.org.za/OrgIndex.asp?page=sites

PATH 1

  • Apprenticeship
  • Trade Test

PATH 2

  • Learnership – Automotive Repair and Maintenance (Motorcycles) NQF Level 2, 3 and 4
  • Trade Test

PATH 3

  • National Certificate: Engineering Studies: N1, N2 and N3
  • These can be done at a lot of TVET (FET) colleges. Check out yours.
  • Workplace experience
  • Trade Test

PATH 4

  • Artisan Internship
  • Trade Test

PATH 5

  • RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) for Artisans: CLICK HERE
  • If you have already been working a long time as a Motorscycle Mechanic without qualifications, you may be able to get your qualification through RPL
  • Trade Test

TRAINING:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

Private Trainer:

  • IMPERIAL TECHNICAL TRAINING ACADEMY

http://www.itta.co.za/Courses.aspx

 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Automotive Mechanic … or … Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Is becoming a Motorcycle Mechanic the right career choice for me? 

 

 


In Demand Qualification Required