What’s it about?
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to repair and maintain the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.
What job could it help me get
The Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who are repairing, maintaining and remanufacturing the body of vehicles in the automotive industry.
Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:
- vehicle body repair technician
- vehicle body restoration technician
- heavy vehicle body and chassis repair technician
Pathways into the qualification
Credit will be granted towards this qualification to those who have completed AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology or other relevant qualifications.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40716 Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology or other relevant qualifications.
What needs to be completed?
30 units of competency are required to complete this qualification within the specific requirements as set out below:
16 core units, plus 8 specialist elective units in one of the selected specialist groups relating to occupational streams, plus 6 general elective units, of which:
- up to 6 elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed in the units of competency brochure
- up to 5 elective units may be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.
Okay, so how do I do it?
Work Skills delivers all its qualifications and units of competency through blended learning, comprising face-to-face, one-on-one training with a Work Skills trainer. This may also include utilising CDs, DVDs, textbooks, learning guides, the internet, the phone and the Work Skills Online Learning and Assessment System, WOLAS. The learning may comprise all or some of these methods. It will depend on location, pace that student wants to learn, and employer requirements. This is all negotiated at the first checkpoint meeting.
Option One: One-on-One Training
You can have the training as an individual. This allows you to have the training delivered at your own pace in a timeframe that suits you. We come to you and deliver training that fits into your work/life requirements. All assessments are completed at a pace that suits your needs.
Option Two: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you’ve had lots of experience in this industry or similar in the past, you may be eligible for RPL.
Recognition of Prior Learning means that you don’t require training. Instead, you just need to be assessed on each unit. You will need to draw on all your past experiences so that you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the knowledge and skills. You may be eligible for some units through the RPL process whilst other units may require some training.