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Key details

Duration

3 year/s

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

Intake

Locations

Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

AUR32420

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Automotive Service and Repair include:

>Vehicle spray painter
>Vehicle refinishing technician - Heavy vehicle and Industry
>Vehicle refinishing 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 AUR40720 Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology or other relevant qualifications.

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $3,885.00, and for students who are not eligible is $22,200.00.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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What will I study?

To achieve AUR32420 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology a total of thirty (30) units of competency must be completed comprising eighteen (18) Core and twelve (12) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 1110.
 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace25
AURAFA108Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions20
AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace20
AURVTP002Mask vehicle panels and components20
AURVTP006Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces30
AURVTP019Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces20
AURVTP020De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces20
AURVTP101Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces20
AURVTP103Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use40
AURVTP104Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes30
AURVTP110Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment30
AURVTP113Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing70
AURVTP114Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components60
AURVTP115Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components40
AURVTP117Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems80
AURVTP123Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components45
AURVTP124Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components45
AURVTP125Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates45
 Total nominal hours for core units660
Elective units of competency (Select 12)
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace20
AURVTN104Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components90
AURVTN005Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles15
AURVTN017Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components30
AURVTN116Repair vehicle body panels using filler35
AURVTN132Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures40
AURVTN135Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs20
AURVTP005Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components20
AURVTP026Apply airbrush techniques to vehicle body panels40
AURVTP107Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage30
AURVTP118Rectify vehicle multi-layer and pearl paint faults using two-pack systems80
AURVTS104Repair vehicle composite materials components30
 Total nominal hours for elective units450
 Total nominal hours for the qualification1110

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry into AUR32420 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology candidates require:

  • A registered NT apprenticeship

Students will also need to wear work clothing suited to the automotive industry such as:

  • 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.
To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

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.

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: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

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

Contact details

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

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