Get the skills you need to repair and maintain the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the Automotive service and repair sector.

This qualification is designed to prepare you for work in the Automotive industry as a new employee/apprentice, and is also ideal if you are an existing worker looking to gain formal recognition for the work you already do as an Automotive Body Repair Technician.

In this course, you will learn how to perform a broad range of tasks repairing and maintaining the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive service and repair sector.

You’ll learn how to test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles, and use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace, as well as interpret and apply automotive repair instructions, and apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs.

You’ll learn how to inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures, as well as how to repair vehicle chassis, frame and associated components and body misalignment. You’ll get lots of hands-on experience repairing vehicle body panels using filler, and repairing adhesive bonded structural damage on vehicles, as well as how to follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace.

You’ll also get the opportunity to remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components and major welded panels on vehicles, as well as carry out advanced gas metal arc welding and oxyacetylene thermal heating and cutting on vehicle body sections.

On successful completion of this course, you will have gained the skills and knowledge you need to effectively repair and maintain the body of a variety of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles and seek employment as an Automotive Body Repair Technician. You may also like to consider undertaking further study at TasTAFE and go on to study a related course such as AUR32416 – Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology.

Interested in starting this course?

Contact us today to express your interest or make an enquiry.

Call 1300 655 307 Submit an enquiry

Career opportunities

  • Automotive Body Repair Technician

We’re here to help…

At TasTAFE, we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you might need some extra support to achieve your study or career goals.

Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

Find out more about what support is available

Career opportunities

  • Automotive Body Repair Technician