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Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

National Course Code: AUR32416


Gain the skills and knowledge required to paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces on a range of automotive and recreational when you study the Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology.

You will learn how to:

  • Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
  • Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces
  • Mask vehicle panels and components
  • Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use
  • Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes
  • Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
  • Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing
  • Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components
  • De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces
  • Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials and clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components
  • Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice and safe working practices in an automotive workplace

TAFE NSW teachers are industry experts who are committed to your success. Our graduates go onto careers as:

  • Vehicle Spray Painter
  • Vehicle Refinishing Technician - Heavy Vehicle and Industry
  • Vehicle Refinishing Technician


This course is currently available at 6 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • Blended, Full Time, Part Time Day

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Glendale - Apprenticeship: Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,900.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

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