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Offering Info

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

  • National Course Code: AUR32420
  • TAFE NSW code: AUR32420-01V01-22WLB-250

Location – Wollongbar (Apprenticeship)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

8 Hours per week

Duration

3 years

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

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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:

  • 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

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 4 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 2 days per three weeks for 3 years.

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

Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.

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

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

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?

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

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: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Elective Units
Number Title
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
AURAFA104 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
AURAMA001 Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURVTA001 Prepare vehicles for customer use
AURVTA003 Inspect vehicle paint, trim and accessories and recommend repair procedures
AURVTN005 Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
AURVTN132 Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
AURVTN135 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
AURVTP107 Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage
AURVTP111 Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components
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

Wollongbar (Apprenticeship)
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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