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Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology AUR32416

Overview

This course (program) covers the skills and knowledge required to paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces to a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles within the automotive industry. This course (program) may also cover non-automotive which may include industrial machinery and tools.

Qualification: Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology AUR32416
Program No: C3-TC42
Campus: CIT Fyshwick 
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (9 blocks per year, approx 24 hours per week per block).
Likely Job Outcome: Vehicle refinishing technician, heavy vehicle and industry.
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.

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 12 subjects

  • 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
  • AURVTP001   Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces
    • CIT Code: AUTR160
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces using a variety of industry-approved methods and without causing damage to vehicle and components. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools, equipment and chemicals to remove paint from metal and plastic component surfaces in preparation for repairs or refinishing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.
      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
  • AURVTP002   Mask vehicle panels and components 
    • CIT Code: AUTR119
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to apply masking materials in preparation for vehicle and component refinishing. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using tools and equipment, selecting masking materials appropriate to the vehicle or component, masking off surrounding panels and components before refinishing activities, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP003   Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use
    • CIT Code: AUTR124
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to clean and maintain vehicle spray painting equipment. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using cleaning materials and equipment, preparing spray painting equipment for vehicle refinishing activities, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP007   Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage
    • CIT Code: AUTR164
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to prepare spray painting equipment and apply paint materials to minor vehicle paintwork damage. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, mixing and matching paint and touching up painted surfaces to pre-damage condition, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP004   Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes
    • CIT Code: AUTR162
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to colour match paints using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) paint codes. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, preparing colour matching test cards, mixing and spraying paint and conducting a visual colour match, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP015   Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components
    • CIT Code: AUTR181
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to match vehicle or component direct gloss solid paint colours using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) paint codes. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying paint codes, preparing colour matching test cards, mixing and spraying paint and conducting a visual colour match, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTA001   Prepare vehicles for customer use
    • CIT Code: AUTM229
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to clean and detail vehicles and components before customer delivery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using cleaning products, materials, and cleaning tools and equipment, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive detailing industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP006   Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
    • CIT Code: AUTR163
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to prepare vehicle surfaces and then apply refinishing primers to them prior to final paint coats. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, mixing and applying automotive primers to substrate surfaces according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing 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
  • AURVTP012   Apply air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials
    • CIT Code: AUTM618
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to apply air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials to a variety of vehicle components by spray gun application. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, mixing and applying automotive paint materials according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 2 - complete all 11 subjects

  • 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
  • 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
  • AURVTP010   Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment
    • CIT Code: AUTR175
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to prepare paint drying equipment. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, setting, operating and maintaining paint drying equipment to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP011   Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components
    • CIT Code: AUTR176
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to a variety of vehicle components by spray gun application. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, mixing and applying automotive paint materials according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP016   Rectify and touch up vehicle direct gloss paint faults using two-pack systems
    • CIT Code: AUTR182
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to rectify and touch up direct gloss paint faults on vehicle body components. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying and rectifying faults using two-pack paint according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing 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
  • 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
  • AURVTP019   Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces
    • CIT Code: AUTR130
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to prepare and apply refinishing materials to plastic and composite vehicle surfaces. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, preparing components, mixing and applying paint materials to plastic or composite components according to paint manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry. 

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP017   Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems
    • CIT Code: AUTR183
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to rectify and touch up paint faults on vehicle body components. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying and rectifying faults using clear over base (COB) two-pack paint materials according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP023   Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components
    • CIT Code: AUTR341
      Cost: $90.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to mix and apply clear over base (COB) paint materials to vehicle body components. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying paint faults, preparing surface to be painted, selecting and applying COB two-pack refinishing materials according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.

      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 3 - complete all 7 subjects

  • AURVTP013   Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing
    • CIT Code: AUTR120
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing by removing surface rust and scale, and applying primers and sealers before the final refinishing. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, selecting and using materials, cleaning vehicle substrate surfaces according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry. The preparation of plastic or composite materials for refinishing is not addressed in this unit.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP014   Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components
    • CIT Code: AUTR180
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to match vehicle or component multi-layer and clear over base paint colours using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) paint codes. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying paint codes, preparing colour matching test cards, mixing and spraying paint and conducting a visual colour match, and completing workplace processes and documentation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP024   Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components
    • CIT Code: AUTR342
      Cost: $90.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to mix and apply clear over base (COB) multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying paint defects, preparing vehicle surfaces, selecting, mixing and applying refinishing materials according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP018   Rectify vehicle multi-layer and pearl paint faults using two-pack systems
    • CIT Code: AUTR184
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to rectify multi-layer and pearl paint faults on vehicle body components. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying and rectifying paint faults using multi-layer and pearl two-pack paint materials according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP025   Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates
    • CIT Code: AUTR340
      Cost: $90.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes required to mix and apply water-based refinishing materials in order to refinish a variety of vehicle bodies and substrates. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying paint defects, preparing surfaces, selecting, mixing and applying water-based refinishing materials according to manufacturer specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP020   De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces
    • CIT Code: AUTR132
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out final polishing activities on vehicle painted surfaces. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, identifying paint defects, selecting buffing and polishing materials, de-nibbing, buffing and polishing surfaces, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AURVTP028   Carry out custom painting techniques to vehicle body panels
    • CIT Code: AUTR343
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes required to prepare and apply custom painting techniques to a variety of vehicle body panels or substrates in order to produce custom illustrations, graphics and visual effects. It includes developing paint stencils and applying clear or tinted top coat refinishing materials by spray gun application. The unit involves preparing for the task, selecting and using specialist tools and equipment, selecting designs and creating special painted effects using refinishing materials according to workplace or customer instructions, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
      It applies to those working in the automotive paint refinishing repair industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate III Automotive Body Repair Technology AUR32116

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au