Offering Info

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

  • National Course Code: AUR32116
  • TAFE NSW code: AUR32116-01V01-20CBT-536

Location – Campbelltown

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

05 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks when repairing and maintaining the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive service and repair sector.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.


To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • over 21, have current or previous industry experience and be able to provide evidence of this experience.

  • Learners will be interviewed prior to commencement of course for suitability. They will be asked to provide employers contact details. Students assessed and not found to demonstrate current or previous knowledge and skills will not be enrolled in this offering. Students will be required to undertake an RU Ready program to identify LLN level.

    To successfully complete this course, you will need:

-Successfully complete all 30 units required within the Training Package for this course. This will be by way of either Credit Transfer from previous studies, Recognition of Prior Learning or face to face training at TAFE NSW Campbelltown.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Wednesday the 11th of December 2019
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Location: TAFE NSW Campbelltown, Building J, Ground Floor workshop


Date: Wednesday the 22nd of January 2020
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Location: TAFE NSW Campbelltown, Building J, Ground Floor workshop


This is a part-time evening blended course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class, 1 evening per week for 2 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 11 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, assessment preparation, research, YouTube/videos, Prescribed related activities.


Learners must be over 21, have current or previous industry experience and be able to provide evidence of this experience.

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are mature aged students over the age of 21. Students employed in the automotive smash repair industry with no formal Apprenticeship contract for this trade discipline. Learners are expected to have current or previous experience in the industry. Learners seeking to formalise their qualifications.

  • Credit transfers will be recognised from Certificate III AUR32116 qualification or previous equivalent qualification or from any related automotive field that has equivalent units to AUR32116.

  • Learners will be applying for Recognition of Prior Learning and credit transfers for a majority of their units. Students will be interviewed prior to commencement of the course and assessed for suitability. If found to have insufficient workplace skills and knowledge you will be offered a Certificate II Qualification.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. The Student Services Centre is open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled every Wednesday from 5:30pm - 9.30pm, 1 day a week, for two years. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the commencement date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. Please contact us on 13 79 74 for further information.

Please click on the Smart and Skilled link to work out what you will pay for this course based on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption.


Students must provide their own PPE including overalls or long cotton drill pants and long sleeve shirts; steel-cap safety boots; and safety glasses; a breathable air hood/respirator may be required; also stationery.


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Recognition 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.

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Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance or If you are interested in studying as a Trainee, please call 13 79 74 for full details.

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Core Units
Number Title
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA008 Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTY001 Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components
AURVTN003 Remove and store vehicle body components
AURVTN004 Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components
AURVTN016 Repair vehicle body panels using filler
AURVTN020 Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles
AURVTN022 Repair vehicle body misalignment
AURVTN023 Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles
AURVTN032 Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
AURVTN035 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
AURVTW003 Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURVTW007 Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections
Elective Units
Number Title
AURETR042 Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities
AURTTA020 Apply heat induction processes
AURVTA001 Prepare vehicles for customer use
AURVTA002 Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems
AURVTN002 Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs
AURVTN005 Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
AURVTN015 Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing
AURVTN017 Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components
AURVTN018 Repair and replace vehicle structural damage
AURVTN028 Identify and repair high strength steel vehicle components
AURVTN029 Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems
AURVTP005 Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP013 Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing
AURVTW005 Carry out spot welding

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

181 Narellan Road, Campbelltown
Phone 131 601

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