Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Course Duration
Delivery Mode
(15 hours in-person, 5 hours online), Blended
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov

AUR32120 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology is a nationally accredited course that reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks when repairing and maintaining the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive service and repair sector.

At Invicta, our automotive courses will prepare you to become job-ready with the necessary skills and knowledge required to thrive in the automotive industry. The practical component of the course is delivered in a purpose-designed automotive workshop giving you the opportunity to experience the environment of a real business scenario.


78 weeks including 60 weeks of training and assessment delivery and 18 weeks of holidays.


Entry requirements

Be over the age of 18
Demonstrate good command of written and spoken English
Verified evidence of IELTS Level 5.5 overall (or equivalent). Other English language tests such as PTE (score 42) and TOEFL (score 46) can be accepted.
Have completed a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or Australian Year 10 or equivalent.


Additionally, all applicants are required to:
Complete Pre-Enrollment Interview – to assess suitability to undertake the course
Complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment – a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support.

Career Pathway

This qualification may provide entry into employment in the following or related roles:
Panel beater
Heavy vehicle body and chassis repair technician
Automotive/Vehicle body restoration technician
Insurance assessor

Further Study

Students who successfully complete this qualification may progress onto: AUR40720 Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology or other relevant qualifications.

Fees and charges

Tuition Fee: AUD 16,500
Enrolment Fee: AUD 200
Materials Fee: AUD 800
Total cost: AUD 17,500


A nationally accredited Qualification at the Certificate III Level, AUR32120 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Delivery Mode

Blended (20 hours per week including 15 hours of face-to-face week in a classroom and an automotive workshop-based training and assessment and 5 hours of online study)

Course Structure

The course will be delivered over a 16-month period across 9 terms. Each term consists of 6 weeks of delivery and two weeks of break. The course is delivered in a purpose designed Automotive Technology learning institute. Students will attend college in-person 2 days per week (15 hours). The face-to-face component is conducted in a combination of classroom and automotive workshop environment. Practical sessions will include the demonstration, explanation, and practice of automotive technology skills undertaken in a fully functioning and equipped automotive workshop situated on Revesby campus. In addition to face‐to‐face learning, students will also complete 5 hours of online study each week to assist them in building their professional knowledge and undertake work toward their assignments.


A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the students including (but not limited to) written and oral questions, observation, projects/reports, practical demonstration, role-play. Assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet. A fully equipped Computer Lab and free internet access available at the campus. and it is essential for the student to have access to computer device and possess basic computer skills.

What will I study?

To achieve the qualification, students are required to complete 31 units of competency (17core and 14 elective units).
Units of CompetencyCore/Elective
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplaceElective
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplaceElective
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programsElective
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplaceElective
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and componentsElective
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehiclesCore
AURAFA002 Read and respond to automotive workplace informationElective
AURAFA108 Interpret and apply automotive repair instructionsCore
AURVTN003 Remove and store vehicle body componentsCore
AURVTN022 Repair vehicle body misalignmentCore
AURVTN116 Repair vehicle body panels using fillerCore
AURVTN123 Repair adhesive bonded structural damage on vehiclesCore
AURVTN104 Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and componentsCore
AURVTN029 Set up and operate universal vehicle measuring systemsElective
AURVTN132 Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair proceduresCore
AURVTN135 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairsCore
AURVTN031 Carry out vehicle sectional repairsElective
AURVTN102 Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairsElective
AURVTN115 Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishingElective
AURVTN126 Repair vehicle aluminium body panels without the use of body fillerElective
AURVTN127 Repair vehicle aluminium body panels using fillerElective
AURVTN128 Identify and repair high strength steel vehicle componentsElective
AURETR042 Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activitiesCore
AURTTY001 Repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated componentsCore
AURVTA002 Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systemsElective
AURVTW103 Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sectionsCore
AURVTW105 Carry out spot weldingCore
AURVTN120 Remove and replace major welded panels on vehiclesCore