Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology


Enrolment and accreditation of qualification awarded by:

Qualify Now Pty Ltd - RTO Code: 32025

Gladstone Institute Pty Ltd - RTO Code: 46059

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package Version 6.0

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces on a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 30

18 core units,  plus

12 elective units , of which:

Elective units chosen must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

Core Units 

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

AURAFA108 Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions

AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

AURVTP002 Mask vehicle panels and components

AURVTP006 Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces

AURVTP019 Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces

AURVTP020 De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces

AURVTP101 Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces

AURVTP103 Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use

AURVTP104 Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes

AURVTP110 Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment

AURVTP113 Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing

AURVTP114 Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components

AURVTP115 Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components

AURVTP117 Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems

AURVTP123 Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components

AURVTP124 Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components

AURVTP125 Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates

Elective Units 

AURAFA002 Read and respond to automotive workplace information

AURAFA104 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace

AURAMA001 Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace

AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles

AURETH101 Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles

AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

AURVTA001 Prepare vehicles for customer use

AURVTA003 Inspect vehicle paint, trim and accessories and recommend repair procedures

AURVTN005 Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles

AURVTN017 Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components

AURVTN132 Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures

AURVTN135 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs

AURVTP026 Apply basic airbrush techniques to vehicle body panels

AURVTP107 Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage

AURVTP109 Apply vehicle body film wrapping

AURVTP111 Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components

AURVTP112 Apply air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials

AURVTP116 Rectify and touch up vehicle direct gloss paint faults using two-pack systems

AURVTP118 Rectify vehicle multi-layer and pearl paint faults using two-pack systems

AURVTP128 Carry out custom painting techniques to vehicle body panels

TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification. Supersedes and is not equivalent to AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology.


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