National code: AUR32320

Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology

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Overview About this course

Gain specialised skills to restore vintage vehicles and design marine craft interiors. Follow your passion, build your understanding of design and get practical experience for a career as a vehicle trimmer or marine trimming technician.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Understand design elements

  • Use industry machinery and tools

  • Select and apply adhesives

  • Select, trim and fit fabrics

  • Trim vehicle components, and remove and replace interior components

  • Work effectively in an automotive workplace

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

  • Skills and knowledge to start your own business

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship

  • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Fitness at an intermediate level to manage physical demands such as lifting mechanical components and materials

  • Comfort working at heights and in confined spaces

  • Some experience in handling tools and equipment

  • A passion for cars, boats or bikes

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Vehicle trimmer and Marine trimming technician

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 30 Units of competency, including 12 core and 18 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs AURVTN135

  • Select and apply adhesives in automotive and marine service and repair work AURVTT121

  • Trim vehicle components AURVTT004

  • Select trim and fabric materials AURVTT005

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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