Estimated completion time: 3 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.
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.
This qualification is only available as an Apprenticeship.
Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Automotive Service and Repair include:
- Heavy Vehicle Body and Chassis Repair Technician
- Vehicle Body Restorian Technician
Credit transfers & pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
- Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
- Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
- Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
Pathways from the qualification
AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinish
Course information flyer(s)
To gain entry into AUR32116 - Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology candidates require: A registered NT apprenticeship.
Students will need to wear work clothing suited to the automotive industry such as:
- Workshop PPE
- Steel cap boots
- Safety glasses
- Protective clothing
Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.
Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au
Location and study mode
Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.
Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
Automotive and Civil
To achieve a CERTIFICATE III in AUTOMOTIVE BODY REPAIR a total of THIRTY (30) units of competency must be completed comprising SIXTEEN (16) Core and FOURTEEN (14) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1055.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||Hours|
|CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace||25|
|AURAFA008||Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions||20|
|AURASA002||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace||20|
|AURETR025||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles||15|
|AURTTK002||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace||20|
|AURTTY001||Repair vehicles chassis, frame and associated components||80|
|AURVTN003||Remove and store vehicle body components||20|
|AURVTN004||Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components||90|
|AURVTN016||Repair vehicle body panels using filler||35|
|AURVTN020||Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles||50|
|AURVTN022||Repair vehicle body misalignment||50|
|AURVTN023||Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles||40|
|AURVTN032||Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures||40|
|AURVTN035||Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs||20|
|AURVTW003||Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections||30|
|AURVTW007||Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections||20|
|Total nominal hours for core units||575|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|AURVTN002||Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs||40|
|AURVTN005||Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles||15|
|AURVTN015||Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing||35|
|AURVTN017||Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components||30|
|AURVTN019||Repair vehicle structural damage by riveting||30|
|AURVTN028||Identify and repair high strength steel vehicle components||40|
|AURVTN029||Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems||20|
|AURVTN031||Carry out vehicle sectional repairs||80|
|AURVTW005||Carry out spot welding||20|
|AURVTN025||Repair corroded vehicle body panels and components||60|
|AURVTA001||Prepare vehicles for customer use||20|
|AURVTN013||Carry out paint-less dent repairs on vehicle body panels||40|
|AURVTP005||Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components||20|
|AURVTS004||Repair vehicle composite material components||30|
|Total nominal hours for elective units||480|
|Total nominal hours for the qualification||1055|
Based on course nominal hours of 1055 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees:$3,587.00
Domestic Full Fees: $20,572.50
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2020: VET Tuition Fees for 2020 will be charged at $3.40 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide.