Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology - AUR32320


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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Fabricate and install automotive and marine soft top hoods
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • Fabricate and fit marine covers
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Carry out thermoplastic welding on vehicle trim components
  • Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
  • Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
  • Stitch by hand
  • Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
  • Repair wiring harnesses and looms
  • Determine retail rates for automotive products and services
  • Conduct sewing operations
  • Select and apply adhesives in automotive and marine service and repair work
  • Fabricate and install automotive and marine floor coverings
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Remove and manufacture or repair vehicle head lining
  • Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies
  • Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems
  • Read and respond to automotive workplace information
  • 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
  • Gain customer acceptance of service proposal
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Mask vehicle panels and components
  • Select and use leather in automotive and marine trimming
  • Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
  • Make a prototype
  • Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage
  • Estimate and quote automotive mechanical and electrical repairs
  • Install products on and off site
  • Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components
  • 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
  • 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
  • Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
  • Cut, bend and shape metal
  • 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
  • Remove and install vehicle rear vision mirrors
  • Repair vehicle composite material components
  • Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years

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