TAFE NSW

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology - AUR32416

TAFE NSW

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

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces on a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

Structure

  • 30 units: 17 core
  • 13 elective

Subjects

  • Apply air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials
  • Rectify vehicle multi-layer and pearl paint faults using two-pack systems
  • Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components
  • Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment
  • Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Rectify and touch up vehicle direct gloss paint faults using two-pack systems
  • Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components
  • Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
  • Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces
  • Inspect vehicle paint, trim and accessories and recommend repair procedures
  • Apply basic airbrush techniques to vehicle body panels
  • Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
  • Read and respond to automotive workplace information
  • Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Mask vehicle panels and components
  • Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
  • Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
  • Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
  • De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces
  • Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates
  • Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces
  • Prepare vehicles for customer use
  • Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components
  • Carry out custom painting techniques to vehicle body panels
  • Apply vehicle body film wrapping
  • Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
  • Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components
  • Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components
  • Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use
  • Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
  • 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
Campbelltown College Domestic: $18,660
International: $18,660
No
  • Part-time : 2.5 years
Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Wollongbar Campus Domestic: $19,080
International: $19,080
No
  • Flexible Delivery : 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**Learners must provide all PPE equipment, including long drill pants, long-sleeve cotton shirt, steel-capped safety boots and safety goggles.

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:Incidentals Year 1 (2021) - $245.00- 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 respiratory protection $50.00 - PPE is a WHS requirement to enter the workshop. Students have option of sourcing their own PPE- Spray Suit - $50.00 - Spray suit is a requirement within the spray booths. Students have option of sourcing their own suit.Incidentals Year 2 (2022) - $55.00- PPE - Gloves, safety glasses and respiratory protection $50.00 - PPE is a WHS requirement to enter the workshop. Students have option of sourcing their own PPEIncidentals Year 3 (2023) - $50.00- PPE - Gloves, safety glasses and respiratory protection $50.00 - PPE is a WHS requirement to enter the workshop. Students have option of sourcing their own PPE

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:- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Prior to attending your first class you must have all your PPE. An itemised PPE list is available by contacting the teaching section.

Campuses: Wollongbar Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Course Text Book and Materials - $200

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