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Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology


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Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology – AUR20916

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Course Overview

Take a smashed up Holden, and return it to mint condition. With the Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology, you'll learn to restore cars to their former glory.

You'll learn paint removal and repairs and how to correctly use spray painting materials. Learn buffing, polishing, and detailing skills to bring even the most rundown vehicles back to life.

You'll also learn important workplace safety skills, including the safe use of tools and equipment into the auto workshop.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship, and is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Automotive Service and Repair industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Vehicle Dismantler
  • Vehicle Detailer
  • Vehicle Window Tinter
  • Vehicle Trimming Assistant

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the AUR32116 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology.

Course Dates & Times

Wangaratta - Docker Street

4 Days a Week - 8.30am to 4.30pm - Semester 2 / 2019


4 Days a Week - 8.30am to 4.30pm - Semester 2 / 2019

4 Days a Week - 8.30am to 4.30pm - Semester 1 - On Campus / 2020

4 Days a Week - 8.30am to 4.30pm - Semester 2 - On Campus / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Subsidised Trainee
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
5. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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
  • Please apply through the Apprenticeship Network Provider ( with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.

Core Units
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Read and respond to automotive workplace information
Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Elective Units
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
Prepare vehicles for customer use
Clean vehicle glass surfaces
Remove and store vehicle body components
Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components
Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
Clean vehicle body and door openings
Clean vehicle underbody
Clean and polish vehicle paint surfaces
De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces
Restore vehicle body exterior paint
Clean vehicle interior trim

Assessment methods may include:

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

Name: Mark Ward

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.

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.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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