Exhaust Fitter and Repairer (WA)
Education and Training:
You can work as an exhaust fitter and repairer without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job.
You can also become an exhaust fitter and repairer through a traineeship in Automotive Mechanical. 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 Department of Commerce, Commissioner for Consumer Protection. Visit their website for more information.
Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Automotive 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:
Department of Commerce, Commissioner for Consumer Protection
MTA WA's Automotive Institute of Technology
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