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Panel and Paint

This study area covers many specialist skills required by the automotive, smash repair, and coating industries. From removing, replacing, realigning, repairing and spray painting vehicle body panels, sections and fittings on all types of vehicles, to surface care of interior and exterior of vehicles. Specialist areas cover automotive glazing and surface preparation and coating for the oil and gas, marine, plant construction, and defence industries.

National ID: AUR32116
State ID: BAB7
Industry Automotive
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Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Learn the skills and knowledge to work in vehicle body repair. Learn how to replace panels and fittings and repair dents using cutting and welding techniques. 

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Are you looking for a body-building career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology you'll be ready for a career in the vehicle body repair industry.

Gain these skills:

  • replace panels and fittings
  • repair corroded, thermoplastic, and composite material components
  • oxy-acetylene and arc welding
  • thermal cutting
  • paint-less dent repairs
  • vehicle body misalignment
  • chassis, and frame repairs
  • workplace safety and health

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: AUR20916
State ID: AB09
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Panel Beating Pre-Apprenticeship)

Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for an panel beating apprenticeship.

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Are you revved up for a career in giving cars their shine?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Panel Beating Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice auto body repairer/panel beater.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry,

  • welding 
  • thermal cutting 
  • removing and replacing panels and fittings 
  • rust prevention 
  • environmental regulations and
  • workplace safety and health.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20916
State ID: AB08
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Vehicle Body Painting Pre-Apprenticeship)

Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for an auto body painting apprenticeship.

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Are you revved up for a career in giving cars their shine?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Vehicle Body Painting Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice auto body repairer/painter.

Gain these skills:

  • prepare vehicle panels for painting
  • removing and repairing panels
  • environmental regulations
  • workplace safety and health

South Metropolitan TAFE is the only TAFE in WA offering this qualification.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR32416
State ID: BAB9
Industry Automotive

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

Gain the skills and knowledge to work in the vehicle body repair industry.  Prepare surfaces for refinishing, and learn how to apply and restore exterior paint.

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Build your career in the vehicle body repair industry

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology you'll be ready for a career in the vehicle body repair industry.

Gain these skills:

  • apply and restore exterior paint
  • colour matching
  • prepare surfaces for refinishing
  • touch-up techniques
  • repair panels with filler
  • use spray booths
  • rust prevention
  • sound deadening
  • workplace safety and health

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metro TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WA86
Industry Automotive
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Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing)

Work in surface preparation and coating in the resources, marine, plant construction, and defence industries.

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Gain options to work in the surface preparation and coating industry in areas such as oil and gas, marine, plant construction and maintenance, defence and site maintenance.

Gain these skills:

  • surface preparation
  • blasting and high pressure jetting
  • protective coating applications
  • welding and surface testing

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metro TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: MSM30216
State ID: BAN7
Industry Automotive

Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application

Perform a wide range of metal protective coating application and surface preparations that occur across a variety of infrastructure, heavy industry and ships.

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Are you looking for recognition of your metal protection skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application your skills and experience in the manufacturing and mechanical industries will be recognised.

Perform a wide range of protective coating application and surface preparations that occur across a variety of infrastructure, heavy industry and ships. The protective coatings may be liquid or solid and the surfaces being prepared are typically metal.

Gain these skills:

  • using hand and power tools 
  • preparing surfaces 
  • blast cleaning 
  • treating corrosion 
  • applying protective coatings and
  • workplace safety and health.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

Certificate III
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