AUR32116 - Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

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If you already have industry experience, then utilising Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to turn your existing skills into a nationally recognised qualification is an ideal way of achieving industry accreditation while broadening your career opportunities.

As this is not a course, you do not need to complete the units listed below. Instead, you simply need to prove that you’re competent in the units shown. Our Facilitators will help make this process as easy and smooth as possible for you. 

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

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Total number of units = 30 

16  core units, plus

14  elective units, of which:

  • 8  units from one of the Specialist Elective Unit Groups A to C below must be chosen
  • of the remaining units required to make up the elective unit total:
  • up to 6  units may be chosen from the Specialist Elective Unit Groups and the General Elective Units listed below
  • up to 5  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.


Core Units 


Unit code 

Unit title 


Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace


Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions


Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace


Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles


Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace


Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components


Remove and store vehicle body components


Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components


Repair vehicle body panels using filler


Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles


Repair vehicle body misalignment


Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles


Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures


Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs


Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections


Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections


Specialist Elective Unit Groups 


Group A: Vehicle Body Repair 


Unit code 

Unit title 


Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems


Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs


Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles


Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing


Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components


Repair and replace vehicle structural damage


Repair vehicle structural damage by riveting


Repair vehicle aluminium body panels without the use of body filler


Repair vehicle aluminium body panels using filler


Identify and repair high strength steel vehicle components


Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems


Carry out vehicle sectional repairs


Carry out spot welding


Group B: Vehicle Body Restoration 


Unit code 

Unit title 


Carry out soft soldering techniques


Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing


Repair vehicle body components using lead wiping


Repair corroded vehicle body panels and components


Fabricate wooden components for vehicles


Repair wooden components in vehicles


Fabricate vehicle composite material components


Fabricate vehicle body panels and components


Fabricate automotive and marine trim components


Carry out tungsten inert gas welding


Perform routine oxy acetylene welding


Group C: Heavy Vehicle Body and Chassis Repair 


Unit code 

Unit title 


Operate load shifting equipment


Install vehicle components


Apply heat induction processes


Repair vehicle structural damage by riveting


Repair vehicle aluminium body panels without the use of body filler


Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems


Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing


Carry out tungsten inert gas welding


Perform basic penetrant testing


Work safely at heights


General Elective Units 


Unit code 

Unit title 


Read and respond to automotive workplace information


Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace


Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace


Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles


Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles


Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities


Prepare vehicles for customer use


Remove and replace mechanical units during vehicle repair


Install vehicle sunroofs


Carry out paint-less dent repairs on vehicle body panels


Service air compressors and air lines


Service and repair air compressors and components


Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components


Repair vehicle composite material components


Remove and replace vehicle and vessel seats and fittings


Select and apply adhesives in automotive and marine service and repair work


Remove, replace and test non-electrical vehicle components and accessories


Use hand tools


Provide work skill instruction



This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

This qualification does not require any licensing.

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