InTech Institute of Technology

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

InTech Institute of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096528G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Course Overview

This qualification 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. Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology is not just suited to those with a particular interest in cars, but to those with good attention to detail. This qualification may also cover non-automotive which may include industrial machinery and tools.

What you'll learn

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

A total number of units: 30 units

  • 17 core units
  • 13 elective units

Mandatory Units:

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

AURAFA008 Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions

AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

AURVTP001 Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces

AURVTP002 Mask vehicle panels and components

AURVTP003 Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use

AURVTP004 Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes

AURVTP006 Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces

AURVTP013 Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing

AURVTP014 Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components

AURVTP015 Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components

AURVTP017 Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems

AURVTP019 Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces

AURVTP020 De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces

AURVTP023 Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components

AURVTP024 Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components

AURVTP025 Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates

Career Pathways

This qualification prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who are painting and maintaining painted surfaces on a range of vehicles and non-vehicle applications. You may find a career as an:

  • vehicle refinishing technician
  • Vehicle painter
  • Mechanic’s assistant
  • vehicle refinishing technician, heavy vehicle and industry

Professional accreditation and recognition

On successful completion of this course including competence in all assessment requirements , you will be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology. Your qualifications are recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 18,000 for the entire course; Fee reduction applies for RPL students
Start date: September 2021
January 2022
April 2022
Duration: 100 weeks
Study mode: Full time

InTech Institute of Technology

Brisbane Campus
21 Parkview Street Brisbane Queensland 4064

Entry criteria

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student have:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age (over 18 years at the time of commencement) and
  • have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Most qualifications require successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent overseas/ Australian qualifications. Applicants who do not meet these academic prerequisites but have relevant work experience may apply.

English Proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 (academic test version) or TOEFL PBT score of 530 or TOEFL CBT score of 197 or TOEFL;
  • IBT overall score 71 ( No band less than 70) or equivalent


InTech Institute of Technology
Brisbane Campus
21 Parkview Street Brisbane Queensland 4064