TAFE NSW

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology - AUR32116

TAFE NSW

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

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.

Structure

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

Subjects

  • 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
Campbelltown College No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Glendale Campus No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Wagga Wagga Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Wollongbar Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 4 years
Wollongong Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Campbelltown College.

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply. If you are a registered apprentice, you may be eligible for a Fee Free Apprenticeship, which will be verified at enrolment.The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligiblePAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCEFees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/feesPayment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/payment-fundingRECOGNITIONRecognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.Find out more about recognition: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide the following resources which are retained on completion of study:- Students must provide their own PPE including overalls or long cotton drill pants and long sleeve shirts, steel-cap safety boots, and safety glasses. A breathable air hood/respirator may be required. Also stationery.

Campuses: Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Year 1 (2021) Text Book - Collision Repair and Refinishing Edition 3 by Thomas and Jund - $145.00 Course manual is a requirement for study. Students can source their own manual if required.PPE - Gloves, safety glasses and ear protection $20.00 PPE is a WHS requirement to enter the workshop. Students have option of sourcing their own PPEYear 2 (2022)PPE - Gloves, safety glasses and ear protection $20.00 PPE is a WHS requirement to enter the workshop. Students have option of sourcing their own PPEYear 3 (2023) PPE - Gloves, saftey glasses and ear protection $20.00 PPE is a WHS requirement to enter the workshop. Students have option of sourcing their own PPE

Campuses: Glendale Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - welding mask, safety glasses, welding gloves

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. - Please bring a A4 note pad, coloured pens.- Workwear attire - cotton drill long sleeve work shirt and long work pants or overalls (eg King Gee, Hard Yakka) and leather steel capped work boots.

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