Certificate IV Automotive Body Repair Technology AUR40712 (CRICOS 091220A)

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge to become a Master Technician within the automotive body repair and refinishing sector. The range of technical skills and knowledge is proficient and leadership and supervision of others is expected. This qualification is a post-trade level qualification in the automotive body repair industry.

Career Opportunities

It is designed for a Master Technician covering a range of specialised functions in the body repair industry.

workshop manager or master technician workshop manager or master technician
workplace loss assessor adviser and or estimator workplace loss assessor adviser and or estimator
workplace technical adviser for panel and paint workplace technical adviser for panel and paint

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.

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.


Can I apply?

Those undertaking Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology are required to have completed an automotive Certificate III in one of the following disciplines, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

  • AUR32112 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology
  • AUR32212 Certificate III in Automotive Glazing Technology
  • AUR32312 Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology
  • AUR32412 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology




Have 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?

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR50112 Diploma of Automotive Management, or other relevant qualifications related to leadership and supervision.


What will I study – Course Outline

Code Unit of Competence C/E
AURAEA4004 Manage environmental compliance in an automotive workplace C
AURAMA4005 Manage complex customer issues C
AURANN4001 Prepare a vehicle repair quotation C
AURVNA005 Inspect quality of vehicle repair work C
AURVTN3035 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures C
AURVTN4032 Determine vehicle damage and recommended repair procedures C
BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks E
BSBWHS401A Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements E
AURVTN3015 Repair body panels using metal finishing techniques E
AURVTN3017 Repair body panels and thermoplastic components E