CERTIFICATE III IN AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING TECHNOLOGY

COURSE CODE

AUR32420

CRICOS CODE

103887K

DURATION

104 weeks

LOCATION

Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces on a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

Domestic students can develop their skills through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. This includes a mix of on and off-the-job training that will be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.

International students will have the opportunity to complete the program on campus through practical training and assessment and on-the-job placements.
Opportunity exists for 18-month post-study work visa. This makes the student job-ready.

Existing workers currently employed in the industry may be eligible to complete the program through:

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
English and Language and Literacy Skills

International Students
English Language Proficiency – must demonstrate minimum language skills.
Other criteria is determined by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (i.e. satisfying Visa requirements)

Apprenticeships and Trainees
See the eligibility requirements under QLD Funded Programs.

On-the-Job Learners
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Access to workplaces with all the necessary learning resources

RPL Students
Demonstrate previous and/or current work history.
QLD Government Subsidised RPL and Gap Training (QLD residents only).

Skillset and Micro Courses
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Attendance and work placement

QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE AND RULES

To be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology, the following units of competency must be achieved.

 

CORE UNITS:

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA108 Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURVTP002 Mask vehicle panels and components
AURVTP006 Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
AURVTP019 Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces
AURVTP020 De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces
AURVTP101 Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces
AURVTP103 Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use
AURVTP104 Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes
AURVTP110 Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment
AURVTP113 Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing
AURVTP114 Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components
AURVTP115 Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components
AURVTP117 Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems
AURVTP123 Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP124 Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components
AURVTP125 Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates

 

PLUS ELECTIVE UNITS:

AURAFA002 Read and respond to automotive workplace information
AURAFA104 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
AURAMA001 Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURVTA001 Prepare vehicles for customer use
AURVTA003 Inspect vehicle paint, trim and accessories and recommend repair procedures
AURVTN005 Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
AURVTN132 Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
AURVTN003 Remove and store vehicle body components
AURVTN116 Repair vehicle body panels using filler
AURVTN104 Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components
AURVTN006 Remove and replace mechanical units during vehicle repair

 

INTERNSHIP/ ON-THE-JOB WORK PLACEMENTS:

Students are encouraged to seek industry work placement to gain the maximum benefit from the course. This is an opportunity to not only apply and practice the skills acquired in a formal work environment, but to improve their capabilities. As a result, the student will not only meet but exceed their learning outcomes.

InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – Conditions apply.

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
As a domestic student, you will attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required.

International Students
As an international student, you will attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required under student visa conditions. InTech operates on a 10-week term. There are 4 terms per year. All classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week.

Apprenticeships and Trainees
See the eligibility requirements under QLD Funded Programs.

On-the-Job Learners
There are no class attendance requirements for on-the-job learners. All training and assessments are completed via work placement.

RPL Students
Attend workshops only if skills gaps identified.

Skillset and Micro Courses
Attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops at InTech campus.

Resources Provided
Students attending full-time classes will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, safety boots and Intech t-shirt on induction day.
We recommend students wear personal protective equipment suited to the automotive industry.

On induction /orientation day, students will receive:

  • Overview of each unit of competency
  • Methods of assessment
  • Student handbook
  • Training plan and schedule
  • Internship details and journal
  • Job placement logbooks
  • Textbooks and study materials
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) overview
  • Work placement support

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of having your knowledge, work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification. InTech offers you the chance to transfer your skills and experience and turn it into a Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology!

The benefits of RPL:

  • Save money – RPL is a much cheaper alternative than full-time study
  • Save time – RPL allows you to achieve the qualification as soon as you can provide the satisfactory skills and experience
  • RPL gives overseas skilled workers the opportunity to transfer their overseas skills and experience into an Australian qualification. This may be used to apply for jobs in Australia or apply for migration.
  • RPL identifies gaps in your skills which can be translated into a training plan to meet the requirements of a specific job role or to achieve the full qualification
  • Apply for further study or accreditation

If you are considering study or further training, think about what existing skills and industry experience you already have as you may be eligible to apply for an RPL.

To successfully achieve an RPL, you must be able to demonstrate your skills towards each unit of competency in the qualification and show work currency to ensure it aligns with current industry standards.

As part of the RPL application process, candidates must provide the following types of evidence:

  • Portfolio of Evidence
    • Prior qualifications (accredited and non-accredited)
    • Employment history (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
    • Visual evidence (photos and videos) demonstrating your skillset
    • Work samples and other relevant documents
    • References and testimonials from verifiable sources
    • Journals and publications
  • Practical testing in the workshop or classroom (if necessary)
  • Written/verbal testing (if necessary)

InTech will assist and guide you through the RPL process. We will provide initial feedback on the RPL at no cost to you to determine your success rate and any gaps in your skills.

Find out more about the RPL process and begin the RPL process by filling out an application form here!

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHWAYS:

  •  Vehicle Spray Painter
  • Automotive Painting Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Body and Chassis Technician
  • Vehicle Body Repair Technician
  • Vehicle Body Restoration Technician
  • Vehicle Glazing Technician
  • Vehicle Trimmer

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
$10 000.00 (includes PPE, training and assessment resources)

International Students
$18 000.00 (includes PPE, training and assessment resources; excludes OSHC, visa fees, accommodation)

InTech has Automotive Packaged Courses available with discounted fees. See packages on offer here.

On the Job Learners
Please contact us for a quote.

RPL Students
Please contact us for a quote.

Skillset and Micro Courses
Please contact us for a quote.

Payment Plan
If you have difficulty paying the full fee of a course upfront you might be eligible for a payment plan.
This allows you to pay for your course either per semester or in monthly installments.

Fee reduction applies for
Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

Ready to get started?

Fill out an application above or see our How to Apply section for further guidance.

If you require assistance, our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the application and enrolment process.

Students are advised to make an appointment to speak to a career counselor for advice on programs, learning pathways and career outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with the Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check www.training.gov.au

Further Progression: Students can progress onto the next level of qualification within the college.

We offer the following qualifications:

  • AUR40720 Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology
  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • or other relevant qualifications

Credits may also include units of competency contained within relevant skill sets and statements of attainment.