Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

Course Code AUR32416
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1095 hours

The AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Vehicle Spray Painter, Vehicle Refinishing Technician - Heavy Vehicle and Industry and/or a Vehicle Refinishing Technician. Return a drivers pride and joy to a perfect finish. If you have an eye for detail and want to work with cars, come to GOTAFE. The Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology is an Apprenticeship for auto artists. Whether its an accident or faded from age, well teach you how to make it like new. Well customise a training plan to fit in with your employers business needs. Learn from the experts in your workplace and in our workshops. From colour matching, preparing the surface using the right tools, to completing the job with care and precision. This course is delivered as an apprenticeship.

AUR32416 - Core Units
AURVTP004 - Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes
AURVTP024 - Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP023 - Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP006 - Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
AURVTP025 - Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates
AURVTP014 - Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components
AURVTP020 - De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces
AURAEA002 - Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 - Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAFA008 - Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
AURVTP002 - Mask vehicle panels and components
AURVTP015 - Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components
AURVTP019 - Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces
AURVTP003 - Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use
AURVTP013 - Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing
AURVTP017 - Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems
AURVTP001 - Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces

AUR32416 - Elective Units
AURAFA002 - Read and respond to automotive workplace information
AURAFA004 - Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
AURAMA001 - Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURETH001 - Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
AURETH011 - Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
AURETR025 - Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR042 - Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities
AURTTK002 - Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTY001 - Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components
AURVTA001 - Prepare vehicles for customer use
AURVTA002 - Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems
AURVTA003 - Inspect vehicle paint, trim and accessories and recommend repair procedures
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
AURVTN006 - Remove and replace mechanical units during vehicle repair
AURVTN015 - Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing
AURVTN016 - Repair vehicle body panels using filler
AURVTN017 - Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components
AURVTN018 - Repair and replace vehicle structural damage
AURVTN020 - Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles
AURVTN022 - Repair vehicle body misalignment
AURVTN023 - Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles
AURVTN025 - Repair corroded vehicle body panels and components
AURVTN027 - Repair vehicle aluminium body panels using filler
AURVTN029 - Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems
AURVTN031 - Carry out vehicle sectional repairs
AURVTN032 - Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
AURVTN035 - Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
AURVTP005 - Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP007 - Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage
AURVTP009 - Apply vehicle body film wrapping
AURVTP010 - Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment
AURVTP011 - Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components
AURVTP012 - Apply air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials
AURVTP016 - Rectify and touch up vehicle direct gloss paint faults using two-pack systems
AURVTP018 - Rectify vehicle multi-layer and pearl paint faults using two-pack systems
AURVTP021 - Restore vehicle body exterior paint
AURVTP026 - Apply basic airbrush techniques to vehicle body panels
AURVTP028 - Carry out custom painting techniques to vehicle body panels
AURVTV001 - Remove, replace and test non-electrical vehicle components and accessories
AURVTW003 - Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURVTW004 - Carry out tungsten inert gas welding
AURVTW005 - Carry out spot welding
AURVTW006 - Carry out thermoplastic welding on vehicle trim components
AURVTW007 - Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections
AURVTW008 - Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
TAEDEL301 - Provide work skill instruction

Before being accepted into the course applicants must: X Attend an interview X Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course X Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course X Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network

After gaining the AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology, you might wish to undertake further study in AUR40716 Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology.

The AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the automotive services and repair industry. Working in this industry can also be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

This program can be delivered to apprentices and non-apprentices

Type Cost
Full Fees Fees maybe applicable contact 1300 GOTAFE (468 233)
Concession Fees maybe applicable contact 1300 GOTAFE (468 233)
Fee for Service Fee $5,694.00
Material Fee Fees maybe applicable contact 1300 GOTAFE (468 233)


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

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details