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Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

AUR32416

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology AUR32416

Course Overview

Return a driver's pride and joy to a perfect finish. The Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology is the Apprenticeship for auto artists.

Use your natural eye for detail to repair and refinish cars after an accident or damage. Learn everything from colour matching and surface preparation to air-brushing and rust prevention.

You'll also learn important workplace safety processes so you're prepared for life in a real auto workshop.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

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

  • Vehicle Spray Painter
  • Vehicle Refinishing Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Refinishing Technician

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. Also, you will be working with chemicals ( Different paints and fillers)

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the AUR40716 Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology.

Course Dates & Times

Wallan - High Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 17th January / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 17th January / 2022

1. Subsidised Apprentice
$3,726.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$745.00
3. Full Fee
$6,480.00
Course Materials
$810.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) - contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, 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.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options

This course is in transition. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future. Further information will be provided upon enrolment, or during the course of your training.

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:

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course
Core Units
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA008
Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
AURASA002
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURVTP001
Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces
AURVTP002
Mask vehicle panels and components
AURVTP003
Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use
AURVTP004
Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes
AURVTP006
Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
AURVTP013
Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing
AURVTP014
Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components
AURVTP015
Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components
AURVTP017
Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems
AURVTP019
Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces
AURVTP020
De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces
AURVTP023
Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP024
Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP025
Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates
Elective Units
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURTTK102
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURVTA001
Prepare vehicles for customer use
AURVTN005
Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
AURVTN032
Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
AURVTN116
Repair vehicle body panels using filler
AURVTP005
Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP007
Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage
AURVTP010
Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment
AURVTP011
Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components
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

Assessment methods may include:

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

Mark Ward

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

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars, excursions or other organised activities.

OHS - wear leather work boots, you will be Supplied with all other PPE including air fed mask.

Apprenticeship - Attendance on campus is required for 5 days per week for 7 blocks throughout the period of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment. The majority of the learning is on-and-off-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor and trainer.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

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Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

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Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

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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