Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Course Code AUR20916
Campus Wangaratta - Docker Street, Wodonga
Duration 415 hours

Course Overview

The AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Vehicle Dismantler, Vehicle Detailer, Vehicle Window Tinter and/or Vehicle Trimming Assistant.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of basic tasks when repairing and maintaining the automotive body of cars and other vehicles. The AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who perform repair and maintenance operations in an automotive repair facility.

Take a smashed up Holden, and return it to mint condition. Get the best start to your career in automotive with the experts at GOTAFE by studying the Certificate II in Auto Body Repair Technology.

Panel beaters don’t just fix existing panel damage. You’ll learn paint removal and repairs and how to correctly use spray painting materials. Buffing, polishing and detailing prior to handing it back to the happy customer. We’ll teach you to work safely with the tools and equipment of the trade. We make sure our trainees are employees in demand, who have the know-how to work safely and independently.

This course is delivered on campus and as an Apprenticeship.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Automotive Service and Repair industry.

Working in this industry can be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology, you might wish to undertake further study in the AUR32116 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Wangaratta – Docker Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 2 / 2018
Wangaratta – Docker Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 1 / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 2 / 2019
Wodonga 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 1 / 2019
Wodonga 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You will be enrolled in a total of 415 training hours.

On campus – Students will undertake simulated workplace experience within the GOTAFE workshop on campus.

Apprentice – Attendance on campus is required for 1 day per year throughout the period of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment. Majority of the learning is on-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor.

This course can also be delivered Full Time over 6 months, 4 days per week. Contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Mark Ward
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Standard $1,108.05
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession $221.61
Govt Subsidised-Trainee $1,108.05
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession $221.61
Full Fee $1,489.85
Course Materials $207.50

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
Units of Competency

AUR20916 – Core Units
AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAFA002 – Read and respond to automotive workplace information
AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURAMA001 – Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace

AUR20916 – Elective Units
AURETR025 – Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR042 – Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities
AURVTA001 – Prepare vehicles for customer use
AURVTG002 – Remove and install rubber glazed windscreens
AURVTG004 – Remove and install direct glazed windscreens
AURVTG007 – Clean vehicle glass surfaces
AURVTG009 – Remove and install vehicle fixed body glass
AURVTN002 – Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs
AURVTN003 – Remove and store vehicle body components
AURVTN004 – Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components
AURVTN005 – Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
AURVTN007 – Remove and clean salvageable vehicle components
AURVTN008 – Clean vehicle body and door openings
AURVTN009 – Clean vehicle engines and engine components
AURVTN016 – Repair vehicle body panels using filler
AURVTN037 – Test vehicle components for correct operation
AURVTP001 – Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces
AURVTP002 – Mask vehicle panels and components
AURVTP003 – Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use
AURVTP006 – Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
AURVTP020 – De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces
AURVTP021 – Restore vehicle body exterior paint
AURVTT007 – Clean plastic trim and fittings of vehicles
AURVTT008 – Clean vehicle interior trim
AURVTT009 – Remove and replace vehicle and vessel seats and fittings
AURVTW003 – Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding information sessions please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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