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Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology (AUR32116 | CRICOS 091642A)

The Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology prepares students or recognises and develops existing workers who are repairing, maintaining and re-manufacturing the body of vehicles in the automotive industry.

An automotive body repair mechanic (panel beater) carries out repairs on the frame and bodywork of cars and other vehicles in order to make the damaged vehicles safe and roadworthy and to restore it to its original pre-accident condition. Job roles related to this qualification include: vehicle body repair technician.

Benefits of training to be a mechanic:

  • Automotive Body Repair Course offers great job prospects and employment
  • Good work life balance
  • The role is dynamic and ever changing
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

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    Course information

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

    When a customer arrives with an accident damaged vehicle the first job of a panel beater is to identify the parts of the frame and bodywork that have been affected, assess the extent of the damage and provide the customer with an estimate of the time and cost required to repair it.
    A panel beater will then repair any scratches and dents on the body work (using panel beating techniques, such as planishing and body filling), replace any damaged parts, straight en and align the frame or unibody and, finally carryout refinishing and repainting.

    • 75 weeks
    • 2 days per week: 8.30am to 5.00pm plus online or distance learning of 6 hours per week.
    • Every 10 weeks (January – April – July and October)
    • Contact OCT staff for further information
    • Remove and store vehicle body components
    • Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles
    • Repair procedures
    • Remove, replace and align bolt on vehicle body panels and components
    • Repair vehicle body panels using filler
    • Oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections
    • Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles
    • Advanced gas metal arc welding on body sections
    • Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components
    • Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
    • Remove and install moveable body glass
    • Remove and replace vehicle head lining
    • Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components
    • Non-structural vehicle panel repairs
    • Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing
    • Repair vehicle aluminium body panels without the use of body filler
    • Spot welding
    • IELTS 5.5 with no band below 5.0 Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent in the student’s home country.
    • Students who have not completed Year 12 (or equivalent) must have relevant work experience or a qualification that indicates a likely success of course completion.
    • Alternatively, students are required to take a English pre-test prior to enrolment
    • There are no prerequisites for the Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

    Skills and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you study at the Oceania College of Technology, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback and through recognition of prior learning.

    You can choose to package this course with the additional following qualifications: Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing technology (AUR32416 |CRICOS 091642A) Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology (AUR40718 |CRICOS 099366G) and the Diploma of Automotive Management (50116 | CRICOS 097414J)

    Time Day 1 Day 2
    8:30 – 12:00 Lecture and tutorial Lecture and tutorial
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Lunch
    13:00 – 17:00 Practical workshop Practical workshop

    Contact Oceania College of Technology or your education agent for prices, promotional offers and incentives that may be available.
    Ph: +61 7 3106 4200 Email: admin@oct.edu.au
    Payment plans are available with weekly, monthly, term or semester payment options

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    Why choose this course ?

    This nationally recognised course is the training requirement of the trade apprenticeship in panel beating and requires 4 years of study under a qualified tradesperson.

    What will you learn?

    Assessing vehicle damage and determining repairs, replacing vehicle panels and componentry, repairing structural and alignment damage, rust prevention. The course also teaches a range of welding and thermal cutting procedures.

    With campuses in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney, Oceania college of Technology provides a supportive , dynamic and outcome focused learning environment to help and assist you to achieve your career aspirations.

    • 8Years of provinig quality education and training
    • 3000+Students successfully trained
    • 4Enrollments intake every Year
    • 3Campuses across Australia
    • 96%Learner course satisfaction and quality of training
    • 94%of learners find employment during their program of study

    why Oct edu ?

    Oceania sets the benchmark for the most dynamic education with a system that matches the best of practices, theories, resources and standards all over the industry. The Institute offers fully equipped industry appointed workshops for hands on practical training and simulated workplace environment.

    • 25Years of education industry experience
    • 3000+ Students completed their education
    • 100+ new enrolments
    • 3 Campuses across Australia
    • 15+ Active Trainers
    • 700+ students employed
    • Hands on training
    • Learning with Latest Technology
    • Individual learning focus
    • Industry experienced and professional trainers
    • The student support system and hands on training helped me secure a job in BMW (in Australia)

      Jude Sachin Fernando (student from Sri Lanka)

      Diploma of Automotive Management. Batch: 2

    • Oceania College is a well recognized brand across Australia and is known for offering offbeat and latest professional programmes. It provides best training in the Automotive space with top Industry trainers and well-equipped workshops.

      Joe Hogan
    • I just wanted to send you a short email to express my appreciation for what you have done in this short time. All of the recent changes have massively improved my experience and many others. I’m sure I’m not just speaking for myself in saying that we feel a great boost in moral and excitement attending college to further training in our trade.