Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body
Polytechnic West, TAFE WA
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This qualification is from the Automotive Industry Training Package. It provides training that will enable you to repair and maintain the body of cars and other vehicles. Streams are available in Body Building, Panel Beating, Vehicle Glazing, Vehicle Painting and Vehicle Trimming.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Apply safe working practices; Apply environmental regulations and best practice in a workplace or business; Implement and monitor environmental regulations in the automotive mechanical industry; Apply environmental regulations and best practice in the body repair industry. Electives: Carry out paint-less dent repairs; Repair body panels (metal finishing); Repair body panels (incorporating filler); Repair body panels/components (thermo plastic); Repair/replace structural damage (welding); Repair/replace structural damage (riveting); Remove and install butyl sealed windscreens; Remove and install direct glazed windscreens; Remove and install framed type windscreens; Prepare surfaces and apply window tinting; Remove and install fixed body glass; Remove and install movable body glass; Apply acrylic lacquer refinishing materials; Carry out masking procedures; Prepare spray painting materials and equipment; Apply fundamental colour matching techniques; Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials; plus more.
- Part-time Block or Day Release = 3.5 years
Life after Study
Panel beaters repair damage to metal, plastic and fibreglass bodywork on vehicles. They also make and form vehicle panels using machines or hand tools.
Vehicle body builders manufacture purpose-built bodies to fit chassis produced by other manufacturers. They also modify and repair vehicle bodies.
They may work on buses, coaches, caravans, armoured vans, tray and van bodies, mobile workshops, semi-trailers, refrigerated vans, horse floats, fire trucks and special police vehicles.
Vehicle painters prepare surfaces of vehicles, match and mix colours, and apply primer and finishing coats of paint.