This course will equip you with the skills to restore an early model vintage, veteran or late model car back to its original condition or perhaps a slight customisation.
You will learn:
* how to safely use panel beating tools and equipment
* the basic fundamentals of panel fabrication and basic repairs using hammer and dolly metal finishing techniques
* panel stretching and shrinking
* body filling applications
* rust replacement techniques
* and an introduction to welding and body panel alignment.
You will not be allowed to bring your own vehicles into class to work on. However, when your skills are at an appropriate level you may be allowed to bring certain body panels to class to work on. The Docklands campus is centrally located with easy access to public transport and within walking distance to Southern Cross station. There is no parking available at the campus however public parking is available within easy walking distance to the Docklands campus
What you receive at the completion of the course?
You will receive a Statement of Participation on successful completion of the course.
Pre-requisite & eligibility requirements
You will need to have a general interest or hobby in restoring or repairing a vehicle and a basic understanding of vehicle body panels and vehicle construction.
You are required to provide and wear safety clothing and footwear which will include a long sleeve shirt, pants (preferably overalls) and full coveree closed shoes, preferably work boots or shoes. Personal protective equipment such as eye, hearing and welding protection will be supplied; however you may bring your own.
Kangan Institute's main campus is located approximately 20km from the CBD. Broadmeadows houses purpose-built specialist training facilities such as the Aviation Industry Training Centre, the Transport and Logistics Centre and the Polymer Engineering Centre. It also houses the Gunung-Willam-Balluk Learning Centre for Indigenous students, as well as our fully licensed, hospitality training facility, Richards Restaurant.
The campus is a five-minute walk from the Broadmeadows Town Hall, and is directly opposite Broadmeadows Shopping Centre. Parking available on campus.