Offering Info

Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology

  • National Course Code: AUR32316
  • TAFE NSW code: AUR32316-01V02-20ULT-478

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

35 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 manufacture, repair and maintain trim components of a range of motor vehicles, marine craft, recreational and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

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.

There are no formal entry requirements. This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

It is assumed that you have literacy and numeracy skills at Certificate II level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

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

  • Student will require aTraining 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.


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

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 2:30pm to 3:00pm Join Information Session Here
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 6:00pm to 6:30pm Join Information Session Here
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 6:45pm to 7:15pm Join Information Session Here

This is a Part-Time Day Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 108 weeks. 3 day block release delivery. Block release with two week intervals.

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 (independent study, research, practice and assignments).


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • come from a variety of different types of workplaces. These can range from small business to large franchised dealerships. This training program has the apprentice way from the workplace for three days per week for 10 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 in a way that ensures that students in the first year of training are competent in basic workshop practices and safety. The second year starts with basic fabrication processes while the final year subjects concentrate on more complex tasks and 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
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday to Wednesday from 8.30am to 4.00pm. 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 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.


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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
AURVTT012 Conduct sewing operations
AURVTT005 Select trim and fabric materials
AURVTT003 Remove and replace automotive and marine interior trim components
AURVTT002 Carry out repairs and alterations to automotive and marine trim
AURVTS006 Fabricate automotive and marine trim components
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAMA001 Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURVTT021 Select and apply adhesives in automotive and marine service and repair work
AURVTT004 Trim vehicle components
AURVTN035 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
Elective Units
Number Title
AURVTA002 Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems
AURVTA001 Prepare vehicles for customer use
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits
MSFUP3001 Apply traditional foundations to upholstered furniture
AURVTW003 Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURVTT015 Fabricate and install canvas products for automotive and marine components
AURVTT013 Fabricate and fit loose and fitted covers to vehicle seats and components
AURVTS004 Repair vehicle composite material components
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURVTW006 Carry out thermoplastic welding on vehicle trim components
AURVTT020 Select and use leather in automotive and marine trimming
AURVTT019 Fabricate and install automotive and marine frames, canopies and side curtains
AURVTT018 Fabricate and install automotive and marine soft top hoods
AURVTT017 Fabricate and install automotive and marine floor coverings
AURVTT014 Fabricate and fit marine covers
AURVTT010 Remove and manufacture or repair vehicle head lining
AURAFA002 Read and respond to automotive workplace information
AURAAA002 Determine retail rates for automotive products and services

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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