Offering Info

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

  • National Course Code: AUR32116
  • TAFE NSW code: AUR32116-01V01-20CBT-590

Location – Campbelltown (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

04 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



3 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:

  • Applicants will be required to provide evidence of an Apprentice Training Contract via Network Provider or Training Plan Proposal

    To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To satisfactorily complete all 30 units in this course.

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


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


This is a part-time day, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, 1 day a week for 2 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 17 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preparation, research, employment/industry training.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are already employed in the Collision Repair Industry. Students will have pre-existing knowledge and skill and will be able to apply for RPL. Most of the delivery will be assessment only pathway. 15 hrs per working week are contributing to the leaners gaining skills and knowledge whilst attending TAFE.
    Students assessed and not found to demonstrate current and previous knowledge and skills will not be enrolled in this offering.


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

TAFE NSW provides support services. This ensures a supported and successful learning environment for all students. 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.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

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 Tuesday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, 1 day a week, 8 hours per week for two years. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.

To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide the following resources which are retained on completion of study:

  • 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.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.

The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more:

For further information or assistance, call 13 7974.

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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

Fees information

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