Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology


Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)


105 weeks

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Brisbane’s leading provider of Automotive training!

If you’re a hands-on sort of person who enjoys working in a garage, are curious to know what’s under the bonnet, an automotive course could be just what you’re looking for. 

Intech Institute has one of the best purpose-built workshops resembling a real-world working environment in Brisbane, just like working in a garage. This means that the students get hands-on experience making them ready for great motor vehicle mechanic jobs.

Students are given the opportunity to work on problematic vehicles of different makes, identify the issues and fix it! We fine tune our courses to ensure that students graduate with the right skills that employers seek.

Our students also get the opportunity for work placements with major second-hand retailers and garages in the area.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $52,000 per year.

Course Overview

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. You will spend 80 percent of your schedule gaining hands-on training in a well laid-out, state-of-the-art automotive workshop.

Entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student have:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age (over 18 years at the time of commencement) and
  • have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course.


What you'll learn

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

A total number of units: 30 units

  • 16 core units
  • 14 elective units

Mandatory Units:

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

AURAFA008 Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions

AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

AURTTY001 Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components

AURVTN003 Remove and store vehicle body components

AURVTN004 Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components

AURVTN016 Repair vehicle body panels using filler

AURVTN020 Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles

AURVTN022 Repair vehicle body misalignment

AURVTN023 Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles

AURVTN032 Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures

AURVTN035 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs

AURVTW003 Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections

AURVTW007 Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections



14  elective units, of which:

Teaching and assessment

Duration:  This course is conducted over a 105 OR LESS  week delivery, this includes term breaks.

Compulsory 75% (face-to-face) attendance is required for this qualification.

Timetable: Monday- Friday, Work placement optional (The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.)

Delivery Method: For International Students the delivery method is face-to-face classroom delivery. Competencies will be assessed by theory tests, practical tasks and project work.

For local students, InTech may offer the course as distance online (up to 25% of the total course as an online delivery) and face-to-face class. Competencies will be assessed by theory tests, practical tasks and project work.

Delivery Location: Course is delivered on-site at our Brisbane Campus: 21 Parkview Street, Milton, QLD.

Resources provided: Student will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, Safety boots and Intech T-shirt on the induction day. We also recommend that the students wear protective clothing, safety glasses suited to the automotive industry.

Work Placements: Students are encouraged to seek industry workplace experience to gain the maximum benefit from the course. The greater the practice of skills, the higher the skill levels the student will achieve and the more likely the student will not only meet but exceed the learning outcomes. InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – conditions apply.


Have trade skills and work experience but no formal qualification?

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process of having your work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.

Fast track your studies and bridge the gaps in your skill set through the RPL. InTech offers you the chance to take all your experience and turn it into a Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology!!

For each unit, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • A Portfolio of Evidence which includes:
    – Prior Qualifications (accredited and non-accredited)
    – Employment History (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
    – Work samples and other relevant documents (photos, videos, etc.)
    – References and testimonials from verifiable sources
    – Journals and publications
  • Practical testing in the workshop/classroom
  • Written/Verbal Testing

Apply for RPL or for Credit Transfer for discounted fees and reduced study duration.

Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways:  On successful completion of this course, a student can find employment as a qualified motor mechanic. You may find a career as an:

  • Automotive Painting Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Body and Chassis Technician
  • Vehicle Body Repair Technician
  • Vehicle Body Restoration Technician
  • Vehicle Glazing Technician
  • Vehicle Trimmer
Fees and funding

Fees:  AUD $18,000-no hidden fee

The  student tuition fees as published are subject to change annually given individual circumstances at enrolment and a number of other factors.

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.

Intake Dates: There are 4 intake dates in a year: Jan-Feb, April-May, July & September-October

Fee reduction applies for: Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

How to apply

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.

Professional accreditation and recognition

On successful completion of this course including competence in all assessment requirements , you will be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology. This qualification are recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check the www.training.gov.au.

Additional information

Pathways into the qualification:
Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed  Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications.

Further Progression: Students can progress onto a higher level course within the college. We offer AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology & AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management courses within the Automotive course programs.

Work Placements:

Students are encouraged to seek industry workplace experience to gain the maximum benefit from the course. The greater the practice of skills, the higher the skill levels the student will achieve and the more likely the student will not only meet but exceed the learning outcomes. InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – conditions apply.

What Kind Of Student Are You?

You're a local student if you are:
  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • an Australian permanent resident
You're an international student if you are:
  • intending to study on a student visa, or
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • not an Australian permanent resident or
  • a temporary resident of Australia
You're a working professional if you are:
  • currently working in Australia or Internationally
  • able to provide sufficient work evidence to obtain a qualification
  • willing to expand your future job prospects

If you're unsure please contact us at admissions@intech.edu.au