Otago Polytechnic

STAR Bicycle Mechanics course


Online learning with a work experience component

anytime via your high school Career Advisor

If you’re keen on cycling, hands-on work and fixing things, then bicycle mechanics could be the perfect career for you.

This is a STAR course, and does not require attendance at Otago Polytechnic.    

Learning is done through online distance learning, with a work experience component.  


What will I do?

  • Learn the terminology, purpose and function of all bicycle components
  • Find out how a bicycle workshop operates
  • Identify and use tools and consumables found in a bicycle workshop
  • Install, service and adjust bicycle frames, tyres, hubs, brakes, steering and accessories

What could I do next?

Where could this take me?

  • Bicycle Technician
  • Bicycle Mechanic
  • Bicycle Salesperson
  • Bicycle Tourism Guide


Unit standards covered in this course

You will earn 18 credits at Level 3 on this course. 

Unit Standard STAR Bicycle Mechanics Course Credits Level Version 
20182 Use equipment in a bicycle workshop 3 3 3
20183 Assemble bicycles 6 3 3
20184 Adjust bicycles and fit accessories 3 3 3
20186 Demonstrate knowledge for bicycle repairs 6 3 3



We are doing our best to ensure that this information is accurate.  However, there may be some content changes to our programmes, and all our programmes will run subject to demand and capacity. 


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.