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Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology


Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Cricos Course Code: 103593B

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks when repairing and maintaining the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive service and repair sector.

  • Course Duration & Intake Dates

    This qualification will be delivered over 75 weeks including 67 weeks of training and assessment and 8 weeks of holidays.

    Note that supplementary classes will be scheduled, and attendance required, should additional classes be required to allow for classes missed as a result of public holidays, or other interruptions, and/or for students who require further training and/or reassessment or additional support.

  • What will I study?
    Total number of 31 units are required for the award of the AUR32120 – Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology.

    Core units: 17 units

    Elective units: 14 units, of which:

    • 8 units from one of the Specialist Elective Groups A to C listed in the AUR32120 qualification must be chosen.
    • of the remaining units required to make up the elective unit total:

    §  up to 6 may be from the Specialist Elective Groups and/or the general elective units listed in the AUR32120 qualification.

    §  up to 5 may be from a Certificate II qualification or above in the AUR Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

    Elective units chosen must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

    Unit CodeUnit TitleCore/ Elective
    AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURAFA108Interpret and apply automotive repair instructionsCore
    AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURETR042Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activitiesCore
    AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehiclesCore
    AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURTTY001Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated componentsCore
    AURVTN003Remove and store vehicle body componentsCore
    AURVTN022Repair vehicle body misalignmentCore
    AURVTN104Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and componentsCore
    AURVTN116Repair vehicle body panels using fillerCore
    AURVTN120Remove and replace major welded panels on vehiclesCore
    AURVTN123Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehiclesCore
    AURVTN132Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair proceduresCore
    AURVTN135Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairsCore
    AURVTW103Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sectionsCore
    AURVTW105Carry out spot weldingCore
    AURAMA001Work effectively with others in an automotive workplaceElective
    AURVTA001Prepare vehicles for customer useElective
    AURVTA002Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systemsElective
    AURVTG110Remove and install vehicle movable body glassElective
    AURVTN005Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehiclesElective
    AURVTN017Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and componentsElective
    AURVTN018Repair and replace vehicle structural damageElective
    AURVTN029Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systemsElective
    AURVTN031Carry out vehicle sectional repairsElective
    AURVTN102Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairsElective
    AURVTN127Repair vehicle aluminium body panels using fillerElective
    AURVTP005Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body componentsElective
    AURVTT009Remove and replace vehicle and vessel seats and fittingsElective
    AURVTW007Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sectionsElective
  • Entry Requirements
    Although the training package does not stipulate any entry requirements for this training product.

    OCT has the following entry requirements in place for international students:

    ·       be at least 18 years of age.

    ·       participate in a course entry interview (pre-enrolment review) to determine suitability of the course and additional support needs.

    ·       undertake OCT’s ACSF LLN assessment.

    English Language Requirements:

    Prospective learner must have taken any of the following test types and achieved the minimum score in the last three (3) years.

    Test Type Score or levelMinimum score and at least 10 weeks ELICOSMinimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)5.554.5
    TOEFL internet-based test463532
    Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)162154147
    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)423630
    Occupational English TestB for each test componentN/AN/A

    *ELICOS – English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

    You are not required to provide evidence of English language requirement if one of the following applies to you:

    ·       you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK*, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland

    ·       you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)

    ·       you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course

    ·       you have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland

    ·       in the 2 years before applying for enrolment, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

    Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

    Conditions of Entry:

    For international students, it is a condition of entry that upon acceptance, you must provide evidence of having an Australian Student Visa (subclass 500).

    Physical Requirements

    The physical requirements of a panel beater can be very demanding and it is expected that you will have reasonable level of fitness to perform the following tasks:

    ·       Constant hand function (fine and gross) and lifting waist to overhead and carrying up to 2kg

    ·       Frequent standing, forward reaching, overhead reaching and static neck postures;

    ·       Frequent lifting from floor to overhead and carrying from 2kg to 15kg;

    ·       Frequent pushing and pulling;

    You are required to discuss your capabilities in the above areas and any concerns you have during the course entry interview.

  • Study Assessment and Pathway
    OCT operates on a rolling intake timetable. Although no units in this qualification have any pre-requisites, OCT has adopted a stage based rolling intake where all students must complete the units in the initial stage listed below prior to merging these students with older students in ongoing classes. OCT runs these units on an ongoing basis depending on student enrolments and commencements. Students can commence their course in any of the following units and in any order. Once, the students have completed the following units they will be merged with older students. Each student will be provided with their individual training and assessment plan outlining their timetable.

    ·       AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURAFA108     Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions

    You will be provided with your own apprentice toolkit which you will be required to bring to all practical classes. You will also be provided with a uniform which must be worn for all workshop days.

    You must buy your own Safety Boots and bring them to each practical class. You will be provided with a timetable that will identify the days you will be attending workshop-based training and assessment.

    Student Support Services
    OCT has a range of Student Support Services available for you. Please refer to your student handbook for details on available Student Support Services.
    Assessment System
    Units are assessed individually via a range of assessment methods: Written Assessment, Verbal Questioning and Practical Demonstrations observed directly by the assessor.
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers (CT)
    THE RTO offers all students the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Please refer to our RPL and CT policy and procedure in the Student Handbook and/or Website.

    Assessment Appeals
    Students can make an appeal against any assessment decision by following the Complaints and Appeals Policy outlined in the Student Handbook and our website.

    All appeals and complaints will be dealt with following the Complaints and Appeals Procedure.

  • Course Price

    Contact Oceania College of Technology or your education agent for prices, promotional offers and incentives that may be available.

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    Payment plans are available with weekly, monthly, term or semester payment options.