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Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology


Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Cricos Course Code: 103586A

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.
  • What will I study?


    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities
    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components
    Remove and store vehicle body components
    Repair vehicle body misalignment
    Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components
    Repair vehicle body panels using filler
    Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles
    Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles
    Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
    Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
    Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
    Carry out spot welding
    Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
    Prepare vehicles for customer use
    Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems
    Remove and install vehicle movable body glass
    Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
    Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components
    Repair and replace vehicle structural damage
    Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems
    Carry out vehicle sectional repairs
    Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs
    Repair vehicle aluminium body panels using filler
    Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components
    Remove and replace vehicle and vessel seats and fittings
    Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections
  • Entry 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 enrollment, 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.