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Key details

Duration

3 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 Semester or 3 years full-time. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

AUR32116

Overview

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification due to be replaced during 2022. It is recommended that students contact CDU for current course details.

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.

Career opportunities

Possible occupations relevant to this qualification include:
>Vehicle body repair technician
>Vehicle Body Restorian Technician
>Heavy Vehicle Body and Chassis Repair Technician

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

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 Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

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

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to AUR32616 Certificate III in Automotive Refinish or other relevant qualifications.

Fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

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Why study trades at CDU?

Whether you're an apprentice, a trainee, or already working in the industry, our trades courses are for you.

Start your career or upskill in a variety of areas from construction and electrotechnology to plumbing and metal trades. Wherever your interest lies, you'll learn from experts with industry-standard technologies and tools so you can graduate workplace ready.

  • NT's largest training provider
  • Access to specialised trade training facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning so you can qualify faster

What will I study?

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.

Course structure

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
AURVTA001 Prepare vehicles for customer use 20
AURVTN002 Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs 40
AURVTN005 Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles 15
AURVTN013 Carry out paint-less dent repairs on vehicle body panels 40
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
AURVTN025 Repair corroded vehicle body panels and components 60
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
AURVTP005 Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components 20
AURVTS004 Repair vehicle composite material components 30
AURVTW005 Carry out spot welding 20
  Total nominal hours for elective units 480
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 1055

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry into AUR32116 - Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology requires students to have an apprenticeship contract in place between themselves, Apprenticeships Australia and their host employer.

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

All of my lecturers were top notch former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. Whatever my issue was, they were always there for me. It was great.

Yron

CDU Student

Yron VET Trades

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package due to be replaced during 2022. It is recommended that students contact CDU for current course details.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

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.

Locations: Casuarina

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.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
AUTOMOTIVE
Occupation types
Panelbeater
Area of study
Automotive

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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