Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology - AUR32116


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03654D

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks when repairing and maintaining the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive service and repair sector.


  • 30 units: 16 core
  • 8 specialist
  • 6 elective


  • Repair vehicle structural damage by riveting
  • Service air compressors and air lines
  • Fabricate vehicle body panels and components
  • Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components
  • Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Install vehicle components
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Select and apply adhesives in automotive and marine service and repair work
  • Carry out manual metal arc welding on components
  • Repair and replace vehicle structural damage
  • Carry out vehicle sectional repairs
  • Operate load shifting equipment
  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Carry out spot welding
  • Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs
  • Use hand tools
  • Remove and replace mechanical units during vehicle repair
  • Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
  • Perform basic penetrant testing
  • Repair vehicle composite material components
  • Service and repair air compressors and components
  • Carry out paint-less dent repairs on vehicle body panels
  • Identify and repair high strength steel vehicle components
  • Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems
  • Remove and store vehicle body components
  • Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
  • Read and respond to automotive workplace information
  • Remove and replace vehicle and vessel seats and fittings
  • Repair vehicle body components using lead wiping
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
  • Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing
  • Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities
  • Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components
  • Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
  • Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
  • Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components
  • Repair vehicle body misalignment
  • Fabricate automotive and marine trim components
  • Repair corroded vehicle body panels and components
  • Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Remove, replace and test non-electrical vehicle components and accessories
  • Repair vehicle aluminium body panels without the use of body filler
  • Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces
  • Prepare vehicles for customer use
  • Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
  • Repair vehicle aluminium body panels using filler
  • Repair wooden components in vehicles
  • Repair vehicle body panels using filler
  • Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
  • Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles
  • Work safely at heights
  • Apply heat induction processes
  • Fabricate vehicle composite material components
  • Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles
  • Carry out tungsten inert gas welding
  • Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections
  • Install vehicle sunroofs
  • Fabricate wooden components for vehicles
  • Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles

Standard entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wangaratta - Docker Street Domestic: $3,614
  • Full-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Wangaratta - Docker Street.

Tuition fees vary according to eligibility for funding and concession. Fees include tuition fees, materials fees and an annual student services fee.

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