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Certificate III Automotive Body Repair Technology AUR32112 (CRICOS 091219E)

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to repair and maintain the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

Career Opportunities

Job roles related to this qualification include Vehicle body repair technician, Vehicle body restoration technician, Heavy vehicle body and chassis repair technician.

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 know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate.


Course Duration

This course can be studied 15 hours face to face and 5 hours online/distance per week.


Offered over 2 days per week to enable you more flexibility.


Course duration is 12 months, full-time study (includes 44 teaching weeks & 8 weeks Holidays depending on the date you commence your study). This course has 3 study periods of 15 weeks each approximately.  As this training is competency based, completion dates can vary from student to student however cannot exceed the nominal duration.


Can I apply?

Year 10 or equivalent with sound achievement in Maths and English (IELTS Score 5.5 or above). Should you not meet the IELTS score of 5.5 you must undertake a minimum of 6 months English Language Studies at OCT or another reputable English college.


Minimum age of 18 years at time of enrolment.


What qualifications will I receive?

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


What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Credit transfers may be available into related certificate III courses. Further opportunities in the automotive industry may include certificate IV or diploma courses.


Study Options

Option 1: Workplace Based

Our Trainer Assessor will conduct all teaching and assessment at your place of work, this is available to both Appreciates and Full Fee students. Please note: If your workplace doesn’t have the required scope of work for a particular unit of competency we can conduct the training and assessment at our campus.


 Option 2: Classroom Training

All your learning and assessment for each of the units is delivered in a classroom environment with other students (classroom training requires a minimum of 5 students).


Option 3: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you’ve had lots of experience in this industry (or similar), you may be eligible for RPL.


Recognition of Prior Learning means that you don’t require the training but rather you need to be assessed on each unit. You will need to draw on all of your past experiences so that you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the knowledge and skills.


What will I study – Course Outline

Code Unit of Competence C/E
AURAFA3008 Read and apply automotive repair instructions C
AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace C
AURETR3025 Test, charge and replace batteries C
AURTTK2002 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment C
AURTTY3001 Repair chassis, frame and associated components C
AURVEN3002 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive body repair industry C
AURVTN2003 Carry out pre-repair vehicle body operations C
AURVTN2004 Remove, replace and realign bolt-on panels, sections and fittings C
AURVTN3016 Repair body panels incorporating filler C
AURVTN3020 Replace major welded panels C
AURVTN3022 Repair vehicle body misalignment C
AURVTN3023 Remove and replace adhesive bonded panels and structures C
AURVTN3035 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures C
AURVTN4032 Determine vehicle damage and recommended repair procedures C
AURVTW2003 Carry out gas metal arc welding procedures C
AURVTW2007 Conduct oxy-acetylene, thermal heating and cutting C
AURVTW2005 Carry out spot welding procedures E (A)
AURVTN2005 Remove and fit protector mouldings, transfers and decals E (A)
AURVTN3015 Repair body panels using metal finishing techniques E (A)
AURVTN3017 Repair body panels and thermoplastic components E (A)
AURVTN3018 Repair and replace structural damage by welding E (A)
AURVTN3026 Repair aluminium body panels (filling) E (A)
AURVTN3031 Conduct major sectional repairs E (A)
AURVTN2002 Carry out panel repairs E (A)
BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development E
AURETR2012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits E
AURVTG3010 Remove and install movable body glass E
AURVTT3010 Remove and replace vehicle head lining E
AURVTN2006 Remove and replace mechanical units and assemblies E
AURVTA2001 Prepare vehicle, components and equipment for customer use E