Meet and beat high client expectations and deliver excellent results to damaged or restored automotive vehicles when you gain the skills to become a panel beater. Impress clients with your repair and restoration techniques whether it be a '71 HQ Monaro or a modern-day SUV.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
You may also choose to specialise in vehicle body restoration, or heavy vehicle body and chassis repair.
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
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
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: - Automotive body repair technician, - Panel beater, - Heavy vehicle body and chassis repair technician, - Vehicle body restoration technician, - Estimator, - Insurance assessor and - Automotive glass and glazing technician
A motor vehicle tradesperson certificate is required for workers who wish to perform motor vehicle repair work in NSW. Visit the Service NSW website for more information on applying for your motor vehicle tradesperson certificate as a panel beater.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 31 Units of competency, including 17 core and 14 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.
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