Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology - AUR32316


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who manufacture, repair and maintain trim components of a range of motor vehicles, marine craft, recreational and other vehicles in the automotive industry.


  • 30 units: 12 core
  • 18 elective


  • Fabricate and install automotive and marine soft top hoods
  • Fabricate and fit marine covers
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Carry out thermoplastic welding on vehicle trim components
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Select and apply adhesives in automotive and marine service and repair work
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • Repair wiring harnesses and looms
  • Determine retail rates for automotive products and services
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Gain customer acceptance of service proposal
  • Conduct sewing operations
  • Repair vehicle composite material components
  • Fabricate and install automotive and marine floor coverings
  • Remove and install vehicle rear vision mirrors
  • Remove and manufacture or repair vehicle head lining
  • Stitch by hand
  • Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies
  • Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems
  • Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
  • Read and respond to automotive workplace information
  • Cut, bend and shape metal
  • Remove and replace vehicle and vessel seats and fittings
  • Trim vehicle components
  • Fabricate and fit loose and fitted covers to vehicle seats and components
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Make a prototype
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Mask vehicle panels and components
  • Select and use leather in automotive and marine trimming
  • Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
  • Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
  • Estimate and quote automotive mechanical and electrical repairs
  • Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components
  • Install products on and off site
  • Fabricate and install automotive and marine frames, canopies and side curtains
  • Fabricate parts for vehicle sub-assemblies
  • Fabricate and install canvas products for automotive and marine components
  • Select trim and fabric materials
  • Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
  • Fabricate automotive and marine trim components
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Remove, replace and test non-electrical vehicle components and accessories
  • Solder electrical wiring and circuits
  • Install fixed and moveable glass components on vehicles
  • Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces
  • Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
  • Apply traditional foundations to upholstered furniture
  • Clean and polish vehicle paint surfaces
  • Carry out repairs and alterations to automotive and marine trim
  • Remove and replace automotive and marine interior trim components
  • Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage
  • 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
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Prior to attending your first class you must have all your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). An itemised PPE list is available by contacting the teaching section.

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