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AUR32120 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Vehicle Body

Next intake Ongoing 2024
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
ApprenticeshipFull-time: 3 yrs | Part-time: 6 yrs (school based)

Course description

Are you looking to start an automotive apprenticeship specialising in body repair? Then this is the course for you. This trade-level qualification is suited to apprentices employed in the automotive vehicle body repair industry. This course covers the skills and knowledge required to repair, maintain and re-manufacture the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles.

Possible career outcomes

  • Vehicle body repair technician
  • Vehicle body restoration technician
  • Heavy vehicle body and chassis repair technician

Applications & attendance

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

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2024 Ongoing
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 15 Dec 2024 
Class DayTimetable supplied once admitted
Apprenticeship:Full-time: 3 yrs | Part-time: 6 yrs (school based)    


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants must be 16 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2.
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide an Exemption from School form prior to undertaking the course.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Apprenticeship and traineeship requirements

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs AURVTN135 20
Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections AURVTW103 30
Carry out spot welding AURVTW105 20
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace AURAEA002 25
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace AURASA102 20
Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures AURVTN132 40
Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions AURAFA108 20
Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles AURVTN120 50
Remove and store vehicle body components AURVTN003 20
Remove refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities AURETR042 20
Remove replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components AURVTN104 90
Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles AURVTN123 40
Repair vehicle body misalignment AURVTN022 50
Repair vehicle body panels using filler AURVTN116 35
Repair vehicle chassis frame and associated components AURTTY001 80
Test charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles AURETR125 15
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace AURTTK102 20
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply heat induction processes AURTTA020 20
Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs AURVTN102 40
Carry out oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections AURVTW007 20
Carry out vehicle sectional repairs AURVTN031 80
Fabricate vehicle body panels and components AURVTS105 40
Prepare vehicles for customer use AURVTA001 20
Remove and replace mechanical units during vehicle repair AURVTN006 20
Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems AURVTA002 20
Repair and replace vehicle structural damage AURVTN018 30
Repair corroded vehicle body panels and components AURVTN025 60
Repair vehicle aluminium body panels using filler AURVTN127 30
Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing AURVTN115 35
Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components AURVTN017 30
Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systems AURVTN029 20


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.78 per hour 1060 AUD $827.00 AUD $16,095.00
Standard Tuition AUD $3.90 per hour 1060 AUD $4,134.00 AUD $16,095.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $19.46 per hour 1060 AUD $20,628.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $1,240.00
Education Levy AUD $159.00


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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Date published: 4/04/2024 6:01:59 PM