AUR32416 - Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

Additional Information about this course

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 3+ years experience in your field.


AUR32416 – Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology


Course descriptions:

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces on a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

Qualifications and Recognition:

To achieve this qualification, you must successfully complete 30 units of competency. On completion, you will be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology.


Students who partly complete the program will be issued a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.


UTA Institute of Technology recognises qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations under the Australian Qualifications Framework.


Entry requirements:

UTAIT offers this program as an assessment only pathway.


For Australian candidates: must have at least 3 years working experience in the auto body refurnishing industry.


For international candidates: must complete a formal training program in auto body refurnishing and have at least 1 year experience in the auto body refurnishing industry. Working experience must be after completing the formal training program

Units of competency:



Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace


Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions


Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace


Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces


Mask vehicle panels and components


Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use


Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes


Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces


Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing


Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components


Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components


Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems


Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces


De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces


Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components


Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components


Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates


Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace


Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace


Prepare vehicles for customer use


 Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles


Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components


 Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage


Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment


Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components


 Rectify and touch up vehicle direct gloss paint faults using two-pack systems


Rectify vehicle multi-layer and pearl paint faults using two-pack systems


 Restore vehicle body exterior paint


Apply basic airbrush techniques to vehicle body panels


 Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs


Assessment will be undertaken at the candidate’s premises.

Assessment Methods:

A combination of practical assessment and verbal and/or written test.

All assessment will be in English.

Materials and equipment that students must provide

Students must have their own PPE, including a minimum of: steel cap shoes, safety glasses and overall or equivalent.


Refer to the Fees and Charges Schedule on

Government funded:

There is no government funded place for this program.

Complaints and appeals process:

Refer to Complaints and Feedback section above.

UTAIT is responsible for compliance of all training and assessment activities and issuance of AQF certification document. UTAIT has no third party arrangement in the delivery of its training and assessment activities.

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