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Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology AUR32116

Overview

This course (program) will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to repair and maintain the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

Qualification: Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology AUR32116
Program No: C3-TC35
Campus: CIT Fyshwick 
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (9 blocks per year, approx 24 hours per week per block).
Likely Job Outcome: Pathway in Vehicle Painting - automotive spray painter
Pathway in Panel Beating - automotive panel beater.
Application Type: Register Your Interest
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Additional Information

You will need to wear appropriate protective clothing and equipment when in the automotive workshops.

Electives will be chosen according to specific specialisations and have been developed in consultation with local industry automotive representatives.

These qualifications may also be achieved through other pathways which do not involve a contract of training, such as recognition of prior learning. In all cases achievement or recognition of competence is necessary in all of the required units of competency to be awarded a national qualification. Consult CIT staff for advice.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

If you are entering this program as an apprentice/trainee you must:

- be employed in the auto industry
- be an Apprentice or Trainee under the Australian Apprenticeship Scheme (AAS) and be registered with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

If you already have skills in this area, you may seek recognition for all or part of this program.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Stage 1 - complete all 13 subjects

  • AURAFA008     Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
    • CIT Code: AUTM523
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to source, interpret and apply repair requirements from automotive workplace instructions and work orders. It involves following worksheets and work orders when conducting vehicle repairs.
      It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURASA002   Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    • CIT Code: AUTM515
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace. It involves those safety procedures to be followed when using workplace hand tools and hand-held power tools, fixed equipment, and chemicals, and when running vehicles and machinery. It includes the individual’s responsibility for safety and emergency response in the event of an accident or incident.
      It applies to those working on agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment in the automotive service and repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURETR025   Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
    • CIT Code: AUTM524
      Cost: $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to test, charge, replace, retest and secure a range of automotive batteries, including vehicle or machinery jump-starting procedures. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting and testing the battery to determine serviceability, charging, jump-starting, removing and replacing, and undertaking the final retesting of batteries, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The batteries include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURTTK002   Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    • CIT Code: AUTM252
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace.
      It applies to those working in all sectors of the automotive industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN003   Remove and store vehicle body components
    • CIT Code: AUTM224
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to perform pre-repair activities by removing and storing vehicle body components. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, following workplace instructions in removing, tagging and storing body components as part of pre-repair requirements, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body service and repair industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN004   Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components
    • CIT Code: AUTR112
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to remove, reassemble and align vehicle body panels as part of vehicle body repair activities. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, following original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or authorised agency specifications and workplace procedures, carrying out a final alignment inspection, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body service and repair industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN016   Repair vehicle body panels using filler
    • CIT Code: AUTR169
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair vehicle body panels using filler. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying body filler type and specifications, calculating and mixing body filler and applying it to panels, completing repairs to pre-paint condition, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry. Filler used in repair work must include two-pack polyester.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTW003   Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
    • CIT Code: AUTR297
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out advanced gas metal arc welding (GMAW) to replace structural and non-structural vehicle body sections during vehicle body repair work. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using GMAW equipment, setting gas flow pressures and welder settings, operating gas metal arc welder, selecting and using suitable personal protective equipment (PPE), inspecting and testing weld quality, and completing workplace processes and documentation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTW007   Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections
    • CIT Code: AUTM529
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to set up an oxyacetylene plant, follow safety requirements, adjust gauges to recommended working pressures, and conduct thermal heating and cutting. It involves preparing for the task, identifying and adjusting flame appropriate to thermal heating and cutting requirements, selecting and using suitable personal protective equipment (PPE), performing oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting to given instructions, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN005   Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles
    • CIT Code: AUTR113
      Cost: $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using tools and equipment, removing and replacing mouldings, badges, transfers and decals, selecting adhesives according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body service and repair industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP005   Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components
    • CIT Code: AUTR131
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist application tools and equipment, selecting and applying materials according to manufacturer specifications and safety data instructions, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN015   Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing
    • CIT Code: AUTR168
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out metal finishing to repair vehicle body panels, incorporating heat shrinking. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, setting an oxyacetylene plant, panel beating and file finishing vehicle panels to pre-paint condition without using body fillers, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry. It does not cover aluminium panels.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURAEA002   Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    • CIT Code: AUTM514
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to follow environmental and sustainability best practices, including complying with established workplace procedures and environmental regulations as well as following sustainability practices that may reduce the environmental impact of work practices and outputs.
      It applies to those working in the automotive industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 2 - complete all 12 subjects

  • AURVTN023   Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles
    • CIT Code: AUTM527
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair bonded vehicle body panels and structures using an adhesive attachment method. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, removing bonded structural damage, repairing panel sections, applying approved adhesives and realigning the structural repair, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN035   Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
    • CIT Code: AUTM528
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to locate and apply original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or authorised agency’s recommended repair procedures during vehicle or component repair work. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the vehicle damage, and identifying repair requirements according to OEM or authorised agency’s specifications, developing a repair plan, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN020   Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles
    • CIT Code: AUTR108
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to remove and replace vehicle welded panels and panel sections. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, removing, repairing, aligning and welding major vehicle panels and sections, finishing repair to pre-paint condition, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN017   Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components
    • CIT Code: AUTR170
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair vehicle interior and exterior thermoplastic panels and components. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist thermoplastic repair tools and materials, repairing thermoplastic components to pre-paint condition, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN018   Repair and replace vehicle structural damage
    • CIT Code: AUTR171
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair the structural damage of vehicle body components using straightening and replacement techniques. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, fitting, aligning and welding structural sections, finishing repairs to pre-paint condition, undertaking a final inspection of body repair work, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN026   Repair vehicle aluminium body panels without the use of body filler
    • CIT Code: AUTR173
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair vehicle aluminium body panels without the use of body filler. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist aluminium repair tools and equipment, including tungsten inert gas (TIG) and metal inert gas (MIG) welding equipment, repairing vehicle aluminium body panels, finishing repair to pre-paint condition, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN027   Repair vehicle aluminium body panels using filler
    • CIT Code: AUTR174
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to follow body filler procedures in order to repair vehicle aluminium body panels. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, cleaning panel surfaces, identifying suitable body filler type, calculating body filler amount, mixing and applying body filler to aluminium panels, completing repairs to pre-paint condition, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN028   Identify and repair high strength steel vehicle components
    • CIT Code: AUTR329
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to locate, identify and repair high strength steel (HSS) vehicle components, including advanced and ultra-high strength steel. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, confirming recommended repair procedure from original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or authorised agency, selecting repair procedures and recommended welding method, removing and replacing HSS components, finishing HSS repairs to pre-paint condition, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTW005   Carry out spot welding
    • CIT Code: AUTR339
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out spot welding to replace structural and non-structural vehicle body sections according to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or authorised agency procedures. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using spot welding equipment, adjusting spot welder, operating spot welder, selecting and using suitable personal protective equipment (PPE), inspecting and testing weld quality, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURTTW001   Carry out soft soldering techniques
    • CIT Code: AUTR334
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out soft soldering of vehicle components. It involves preparing for the task, carrying out soft soldering procedures, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The components to be soft soldered include ferrous or non-ferrous materials in vehicles from all sectors of the industry, including vehicle radiators or fuel tanks.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTS003   Fabricate vehicle composite material components
    • CIT Code: AUTR137
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to fabricate components for automotive application, using composite materials such as fibreglass and carbon fibre. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying composite materials, calculating material quantities, mixing and applying recommended composite materials, finishing components to workplace and customer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTS004   Repair vehicle composite material components
    • CIT Code: AUTR138
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair components on vehicle bodies using composite materials. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying suitable composite materials, calculating material quantities, mixing and applying recommended composite materials to repair components according to workplace and customer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive service and body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 3 - complete 5 subjects

  • AURTTY001   Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components
    • CIT Code: AUTM525
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect, repair and align chassis, frame and components to vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying damage, taking pre-repair measurements, conducting repairs, taking post-repair measurements according to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or authorised agency specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN022   Repair vehicle body misalignment
    • CIT Code: AUTR109
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair vehicle misalignment. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, setting up vehicle body measuring equipment, taking measurements, identifying and repairing vehicle body misalignment to pre-paint condition, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN032   Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
    • CIT Code: AUTR187
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect a vehicle for damage and determine suitable repair procedure. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using measuring equipment, inspecting damage, determining repair requirements, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN006   Remove and replace mechanical units during vehicle repair
    • CIT Code: AUTR159
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to remove and replace mechanical units and assemblies to facilitate vehicle body repair activities. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, removing and replacing mechanical units according to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) procedures and workplace procedures, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body service and repair industry.
      Assistance from licensed persons must be sought in relation to air conditioning, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or other alternative fuel systems and components.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTN029   Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems
    • CIT Code: AUTR330
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to set up and use a universal measuring system to measure vehicle chassis misalignment at pre- and post-repair intervals. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, setting measuring equipment, measuring vehicle upper and underbody in three dimensions, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive body repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURETR042   Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities
    • CIT Code: AUTM303
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to remove, refit and test the operation of electrical components following body repair activities. Electrical components include headlights, tail-lights, mirrors, antennas, sensors, actuators, and vehicle, vessel or machinery control modules. These components are not an integral part of vehicle controller area network databus (CAN-bus) typography and do not require programming procedures following fitting activities.
      It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The electrical components include those fitted in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

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More Information

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