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Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

AUR32416

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology – AUR32416

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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.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship.

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

Further Study

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

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Apprentice
$3,532.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$702.00
3. Full Fee
$6,070.00
Course Materials
$702.00

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 2020 and may change without notice.

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 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
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

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 the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Apprentice – Attendance on campus is required 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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