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Program code AUR32116
CRICOS code 094323C
Program length 52 weeks
Study Mode Full time

Qualification Description

The Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology (AUR32116) will equip students with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a role where they have responsibility for repairing and maintaining the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.


Pathways into the qualification
Credit will be granted towards this qualification to those who have completed AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology or other relevant qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40716 Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology or other relevant qualifications.

Employment or occupational pathway
Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:

• Vehicle body repair technician
• Vehicle body restoration technician

Entry Requirements

RTO requirements

Domestic students

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training interview and a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.

International students

  • Must be 18 years old or over
  • Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent) or relevant industry experience
  • Minimum 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent
  • Pre-training interview


Training Package
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks including 12 weeks of break.
The classes will be conducted 2 days a week for 8 hours each and 1 day a week for 4 hours.
Plus students will need to attend additional 25 hours practice time in the automotive workshop per term.
Students will also need to put in approximately 8 hours per week of self-paced study.

Delivery Methods

Face to face delivery and practicals in a simulated workshop environment.

Unit Of Study

Unit Code Unit Name Core/ Elective
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
MEM18001C Use hand tools General elective
AURVTW007 Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections Core
AURVTW003 Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections Core
AURVTW005 Carry out spot welding Group A Elective
AURVTN018 Repair and replace vehicle structural damage Group A Elective
AURVTN032 Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures Core
AURVTN003 Remove and store vehicle body components Core
AURAMA001 Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace General elective
AURTTY001 Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components Core
AURVTN022 Repair vehicle body misalignment Core
AURVTN029 Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems Group A Elective
AURVTN028 Identify and repair high strength steel vehicle components Group A Elective
AURVTN020 Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles Core
AURVTN031 Carry out vehicle sectional repairs Group A Elective
AURAFA008 Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions Core
AURVTN015 Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing Group A Elective
AURVTN035 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs Core
AURVTN004 Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components Core
AURVTN023 Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles Core
AURVTN005 Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles Group A Elective
AURVTN016 Repair vehicle body panels using filler Core
AURVTN002 Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs Group A Elective
AURVTN013 Carry out paint-less dent repairs on vehicle body panels General elective
AURVTN025 Repair corroded vehicle body panels and components Group B Elective
AURVTP005 Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components General elective
AURVTA001 Prepare vehicles for customer use General elective

Assessment Methods

Training Australia First uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

Written assessment


Recognition of prior learning is a process where a person with work experience, can have their skills and knowledge assessed, with the aim of getting a formal qualification. If you wish to apply for RPL or need further information get in touch with the Student Services and Records Manager at Training Australia First.

Credit Transfer/National Recognition(CT)

Training Australia First recognises AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation in Australia. If you wish to apply for CT or need further information get in touch with the Student Services & Records Manager at Training Australia First.

Award Issued

Students completing all assessment requirements for the qualification will be awarded a certificate corresponding to the completed qualifications. Students completing assessment requirements for part of a qualification will be awarded a Statement of Attainment indicating which modules or units of competency they have completed.