Training & Engineering Support

Turning Knowledge Into Value

With a focus on turning knowledge into value, Otraco’s Training Centre delivers an extensive portfolio of programs for tyre technicians. In the field, Otraco’s Global Engineering Team (GET) delivers purpose built tooling and engineering solutions.

Use and Maintenance of Earthmoving and Off-The-Road Tyre Handlers

On 10 August 2017, an Otraco worker suffered serious burns when diesel fuel ignited while the worker was refuelling a tyre handler at the Mt Arthur Coal Mine, New South Wales, Australia.

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment investigated the accident and subsequently alleged that Otraco International Pty Limited contravened the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (WHS Act) by failing to comply with a health and safety duty under section 19(1) of the WHS Act.

Otraco accepted an undertaking, that is enforceable under the WHS Act.

The undertaking requires the following actions:

  • Donation of $80,000 to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Upper Hunter branch to assist the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service provide aeromedical assistance across the Upper Hunter Valley region.
  • Develop and deliver a video training package that details the risk associated with use and maintenance of earthmoving and off-the-road tyre handlers (large powered mobile plant), to improve operator competence.
  • Provision of two internships at Otraco to oversee the development and delivery of the video training package.

Otraco has now released the Video Training Package which includes 4 videos as per below and a Supporting Guide at this link for all members of the industry to view.

Mt Arthur Incident
Tyre Handler Operational Procedures
Tyre Handler Maintenance Procedures
Refuelling Tyre Handlers

Registered Training Organisation 51112

Incorporating competence-based delivery and assessment, our training programs comprise on-the-job training, workshops and classroom learning. All programs are delivered through Otraco’s Registered Training Organisation 51112.

Conforming to the requirement of the Standard for RTO’s 2015 (ASQA), our experienced trainers and assessors work with tyre technicians, teaching them specialised skills and attributes to allow them to work safely and efficiently. Training is based on international best practise, resulting in improved productivity, machine availability and lower maintenance costs.

Trainees undergo courses based at our Kewdale Training Centre in Western Australia. This is the first step on the pathway towards gaining a Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology which is completed after further workplace experience.

Training for Customer Teams

Our range of competency-based training solutions can be tailored to meet the needs & requirements of individual clients.

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Safety is Our Top Priority

For those working with heavy machinery, training for heavy vehicle maintenance and tyre care is essential. Otraco’s tyre technicians are not only equipped with technical training, they are also fully equipped the safety training, making our teams some of the safest in the industry. In fact we have won several customer awards including the 2017 Safety Award from Swakop Uranium in Namibia.


  • AUR21920 - Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology
  • RII20220 - Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

Training Centre

At the core of our innovative training program is our Otraco Training Centre (OTC) in Perth, Western Australia. Purpose built to address the shortage of quality OTR tyre technicians, and to reinforce our safety culture and best practise, the OTC trains up to 80 new Otraco tyre technicians annually.

Global Engineering Team

Our Global Engineering Team (GET) is a geographically diverse group of Otraco’s most experienced technical people. With over 100 years of combined earth moving tyre related experience, the GET works collaboratively with customers worldwide sharing innovative thinking, cutting edge technological advances and best practice tyre management processes.

Examples of GET services include: development of in-house purpose built tooling; market leading tyre forecasting techniques; and engineering solutions to earthmover tyre hazards.

Through leveraging the GET’s vast experience, Otraco is able to bring tyre management solutions to address specific challenges; ensuring customer operations are at the forefront of tyre related industry developments.


Head Office

91 Rudd Street
OXLEY Qld 4075

T: 1800 OTRACO (687 226)

Otraco Training Centre

491 Abernethy Road


T: +61 8 6274 7200


Otraco Southern Africa

c/o Buikgord St & Disselboom Ave
Wapadrand Extension 7, Pretoria
Gauteng Province

T: +27 12 803 0277

Otraco South America

Avenida Alberto Terraza
Manzana G, Sitio 1 C,
Galpón 4,
Puerto Seco – Calama