Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Course Code
Heavy Commercial Vehicles & Engine Techn
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Part-time day(3 years)
Flexible(3 years)

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): Generally an apprenticeship takes 3 years of schooling and 1 year on the job training.
Days and Time: Apprenticeship: Block release is available. You will attend classes for one week approximately every two months. Monday to Thursday 8am - 4.30pm and Friday 8am - 1pm.
Non Apprentice: Program will be customised to suit your requirements.

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology (AUR32116) covers skills and knowledge required to repair and maintain the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

This automotive apprenticeship course provides comprehensive knowledge and skills in the vehicle body fields of panel beating.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace25
AURAFA008Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions20
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace20
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles15
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace20
AURTTY001Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components80
AURVTN003Remove and store vehicle body components20
AURVTN004Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components90
AURVTN016Repair vehicle body panels using filler35
AURVTN020Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles50
AURVTN022Repair vehicle body misalignment50
AURVTN023Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles40
AURVTN032Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures40
AURVTN035Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs20
AURVTW003Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections30
AURVTW007Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AUMABA002Operate Load Shifting Equipment10
AUMGTY002Install Vehicle Components60
AURAFA002Read and respond to automotive workplace information10
AURAMA001Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace20
AURETH001Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles10
AURETH011Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles20
AURETR042Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities20
AURTTA020Apply heat induction processes20
AURTTD2004Inspect And Service Suspension Systems10
AURTTW001Carry out soft soldering techniques20
AURVTA001Prepare vehicles for customer use20
AURVTA002Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems20
AURVTG010Remove and install vehicle movable body glass15
AURVTN002Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs40
AURVTN005Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles15
AURVTN013Carry out paint-less dent repairs on vehicle body panels40
AURVTN015Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing35
AURVTN017Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components30
AURVTN018Repair and replace vehicle structural damage30
AURVTN019Repair vehicle structural damage by riveting30
AURVTN021Repair vehicle body components using lead wiping30
AURVTN025Repair corroded vehicle body panels and components60
AURVTN026Repair vehicle aluminium body panels without the use of body filler30
AURVTN027Repair vehicle aluminium body panels using filler30
AURVTN028Identify and repair high strength steel vehicle components40
AURVTN029Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems20
AURVTN031Carry out vehicle sectional repairs80
AURVTP001Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces20
AURVTP002Mask vehicle panels and components20
AURVTP003Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use40
AURVTP005Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components20
AURVTP006Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces30
AURVTP011Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components40
AURVTP013Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing70
AURVTS003Fabricate vehicle composite material components60
AURVTS004Repair vehicle composite material components30
AURVTS005Fabricate vehicle body panels and components40
AURVTS006Fabricate automotive and marine trim components80
AURVTT009Remove and replace vehicle and vessel seats and fittings20
AURVTT021Select and apply adhesives in automotive and marine service and repair work20
AURVTW004Carry out tungsten inert gas welding30
AURVTW005Carry out spot welding20
AURVTW008Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting30
MEM05004CPerform Routine Oxy Acetylene Welding20
MEM24001BPerform Basic Penetrant Testing20
RIIWHS204DWork safely at heights20

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and the how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be provided with this information.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1035 1035 $3.10 $0.62 $15.50

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

Satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills. You must be at least 15 years old at the time of application. This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway. You may participate in this course while searching for suitable employment but you will need to complete extra practical work at further cost if you do not secure a workplace.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Docklands campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

The Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology (AUR32116) prepares you to repair, maintain and remanufacture the body of vehicles in the automotive industry. This course may lead to employment as a:

• Vehicle Body Repair Technician

• Vehicle Body Restoration Technician

• Heavy Vehicle Body and Chassis Repair Technician

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology (AUR32116). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Credits may be available into related certificate IV or diploma courses.

How do I apply?

Apprentice/Trainees - You will need to have an employer and then contact an Australian Apprentice Support Network office to sign a training contract.

Non- Apprentices - To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form through the "Apply Now" button above. We will then be in contact to arrange an interview or provide the information session details.

How will I be selected for this course?

Apprentices - You must be currently employed as an apprentice/trainee in the respective field of specialisation.

Non-Apprentices will be considered once interviewed and industry experience is established.