Oceania College of Technology

AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

Oceania College of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 097415G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


The Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develop existing workers who paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces on a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

Vehicle body repair technician
Vehicle body restoration technician
Heavy vehicle body & chassis repair technician

How will I Be Assessed?

Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will be conducted.

What will I study

Environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Automotive repair instructions
Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces
Mask vehicle panels and components
Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use
Basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes
Refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
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
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
Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
Prepare vehicles for customer use
Inspect vehicle paint, trim and accessories and recommend repair procedures
Adhesive attached components on vehicles
Vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components
Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
Original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage
Vehicle paint drying equipment
Air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials


Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40712 Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology or other relevant qualifications.

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Course opportunities

Start date: October 2021
January 2022
April 2022
Duration: 65 weeks
Study mode: Full time

Brisbane campus

110 Beatty Road
Brisbane Queensland 4108

Entry criteria

Year 10 or equivalent with sound achievement in Math’s and English and/or equivalent to (IELTS Score 5.5 or above).
Minimum age of 18 years at time of enrolment.


Oceania College of Technology
Sydney campus
Level 4/1 Fitzwilliam Street Sydney New South Wales 2150