Course code: 800-001308

    TAFE Statement in Vehicle Restoration

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Want to restore your own classic car or vintage motorcycle? Spend time on what you love with expert teachers in our fully-equipped workshops. This course has no assessments. Instead, your teacher will guide you through restoring your own vehicle.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    During this course you'll learn to:

    • Repair rust sections on the body of a vehicle and align body panels

    • Remove paint from panels and prepare them for undercoats

    • Repair dents using plastic filler techniques

    • Block down panels and prepare undercoats for paint application

    • Mask vehicles for primers and paint applications

    • Apply colour to vehicle body panels

    Course outcomes

    You'll leave this course with:

    • A restored or partially restored vehicle that you have worked on during the course

    • A basic understanding of the construction of vehicles and repair methods

    • Specialist skills to restore a vehicle including basic bodywork repair techniques, metalworking skills, rust removal methods and spray painting techniques

    • An understanding of how to use equipment safely and the sequential order to complete repair steps

    • Pathways to further study in body repair and/or automotive refinishing

    • A Certification of Completion

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Professional Development

    Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects

    Personal Interest

    Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment

    Entry requirements

    Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • There are no entry requirements for this course.

    Entry recommendations

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

    • A vehicle to restore such as a car, motorbike or truck

    • An interest interest in restoring a vehicle or working in body repair and/or automotive refinishing

    • A reasonable level of fitness, including the ability to bend, sit in awkward positions, and lift a minimum of 10kg

    • Your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as steel-capped boots and appropriate clothing

    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.

    PathwaysWhere can this course take you?

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: apprentice vehicle restorer, automotive restoration assistant, junior automotive technician, apprentice spray painter and apprentice panel beater.


    There are many career pathways and opportunities to choose from when you graduate from the TAFE Statement in Vehicle Restoration. If you choose to complete further study and start a vehicle restoration business, you may require a Motor Vehicle Repairer’s License. It’s important to check the licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements relating to your future career by visiting NSW Fair Trading or your state licensing body.

    Study options

    Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.

    Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.

    There are no core units in this course

    TAFE NSW ServicesFacilities 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

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • 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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