Offering Info

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

  • National Course Code: AUR32116
  • TAFE NSW code: AUR32116-01V01-20ULT-477

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus Apprenticeship

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

17 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: - an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time) - employed full time - signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal - seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified Panel beating after successful completion. - Student will require a Training Plan to enrolment.

To successfully complete this course, you will need: - To gain this qualification, participants on an average require four years on the job training and three years at TAFE. However, individuals who demonstrate the required competence in a shorter time frame can complete their training in a shorter time frame provided all three parties; RTO/Employer/Student agree.

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

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building N, Level G, Room 19

Date: Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Time: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building N, Level G, Room 19


This is a Part-Time Day, Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 6.7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 108 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 30 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Workplace learning as a part of the apprenticeship with an employer


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • The Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who are repairing, maintaining and re-manufacturing a range of vehicles in the automotive industry. Students come from a variety of different types of workplaces. These can range from small business to large multi-site organisation and franchised dealerships. This training program has the apprentice away from the workplace for one day a week for 30 weeks within each year for 3 years. The training is a blend of offsite at Ultimo Campus and on the job with the employer.
    The subjects are arranged to ensure that students in the first year of training are competent in basic workshop practices and safety. The second year starts with basic repair process subjects while the final year subjects concentrate on more complex repair procedures.

    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 on Monday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. 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?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Prior to attending your first class you must have all your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). An itemised PPE list is available by contacting the teaching section. Please bring a A4 note pad, coloured pens, workwear attire - cotton drill long sleeve work shirt and long work pants or overalls (eg King Gee, Hard Yakka) and leather steel capped work boots


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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 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
AURVTN004 Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components
AURVTW007 Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections
AURVTN016 Repair vehicle body panels using filler
AURVTN023 Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles
AURAFA008 Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
AURTTY001 Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components
AURVTN035 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURVTW003 Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURVTN032 Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
AURVTN022 Repair vehicle body misalignment
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURVTN003 Remove and store vehicle body components
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURVTN020 Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles
Elective Units
Number Title
AURVTN002 Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs
AURVTP005 Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components
AURVTN031 Carry out vehicle sectional repairs
AURVTS004 Repair vehicle composite material components
AURVTN019 Repair vehicle structural damage by riveting
AURVTN027 Repair vehicle aluminium body panels using filler
AURVTN015 Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing
AURVTW005 Carry out spot welding
AURVTN029 Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems
AURVTA001 Prepare vehicles for customer use
AURETR042 Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities
AURVTN028 Identify and repair high strength steel vehicle components
AURTTA020 Apply heat induction processes
AURVTN017 Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components

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

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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