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Offering Info

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

  • National Course Code: AUR32420
  • TAFE NSW code: AUR32420-01V01-22ULT-040

Location – Ultimo

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

8 Hours per week

Duration

2 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

Start your career as a vehicle refinishing technician. Learn the skills you need to paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces on automotive and recreational vehicles, aircraft and marine craft.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Interpret and apply repair instructions
  • Prepare substrates, including removing paint and masking panels
  • Prepare spray painting equipment
  • Apply colour matching techniques and final finish top coats
  • Perform detailing

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Self-motivation with a strong work ethic
  • A creative and design-oriented eye
  • Attention to detail
  • A positive and results-driven attitude
  • A passion for the automotive industry and vehicles in general

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A trade-level qualification that allows you to apply for a Motor Vehicle Tradesperson Certificate as a vehicle painter

Career opportunities:

  • Spray painter
  • Vehicle refinishing technician

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate III in Automotive Glazing Technology
  • Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology
  • Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as anapprentice in industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Enquire today to talk through your options.

Non-apprenticeship
Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

A motor vehicle tradesperson certificate is required for workers who wish to perform motor vehicle repair work in NSW.

Visit the Service NSW website for more information on applying for your motor vehicle tradesperson certificate as a vehicle painter.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An aptitude for practical work
  • An enjoyment of working with your hands
  • An eye for colour and design
  • Good communication skills
  • A reasonable fitness level to manage manual tasks like working on work platforms, kneeling, bending and standing
  • A keen interest in design in the automotive industry
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success
and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 8 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 day a week for 2 years.


Industry Existing Workers.

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 Lynda.com)
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

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 is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

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?

All students to purchase their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

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.

Elective Units
Number Title
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURVTN116 Repair vehicle body panels using filler
AURVTP005 Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA108 Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURVTP002 Mask vehicle panels and components
AURVTP006 Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
AURVTP019 Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces
AURVTP020 De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces
AURVTP101 Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces
AURVTP103 Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use
AURVTP104 Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes
AURVTP110 Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment
AURVTP113 Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing
AURVTP114 Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components
AURVTP115 Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components
AURVTP117 Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems
AURVTP123 Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP124 Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP125 Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates
AURAFA002 Read and respond to automotive workplace information
AURVTA001 Prepare vehicles for customer use
AURVTN005 Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
AURVTN135 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
AURVTP111 Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components
AURVTP112 Apply air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials
AURVTP116 Rectify and touch up vehicle direct gloss paint faults using two-pack systems
AURVTP118 Rectify vehicle multi-layer and pearl paint faults using two-pack systems
AURVTP128 Carry out custom painting techniques to vehicle body panels

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
Phone 131 601

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