AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

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.

AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology prepares new employees for work in the industry and is also suitable to recognise and develop existing workers in the field of automotive refinishing.

This course is for people who are currently employed in the automotive refinishing industry. To enrol in this course, you must be employed in the industry either under a contract of training (apprentice or school based apprentice) or as a non-apprentice and have access to a relevant workplace.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Automotive Refinishing Technician

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, dates and times

Devonport Campus

  • Rolling intakes:  You can start this course at any time
  • Duration:   Block Release 5 x 1 Week Blocks, Monday to Friday – 8am to 4:30pm
  • Apprentices will undertake a workplace signup and start of course induction session.   Non apprentices will complete a start of course induction session

Learning Options

This course may be delivered via the following study mode:

  • Workplace/Workshops (on the job training and campus based classes)
  • Workplace (On the job training and assessment)

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;Verbal questioning

  • Profiling of workplace tasks
  • Quizzes/multiple choice
  • Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment, which includes.

  • Safety glasses – required to meet Australian Standards AS1337 and have clear lenses
  • Safety Footwear (steel cap toe)
  • Combination overalls
  • Optional – Hearing protection (ear muffs/ear plugs)
  • Optional – Hand protection (gloves)

Are there ‘other’ costs?

Other Fees apply to this course for login access to the following

  • MyProfiling $50
  • CDX Global $85

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Basic comprehension and mechanical aptitude skills
  • Ability to use computer and phone Apps


You need to be employed or have a work history within the automotive industry to complete this course.

Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

Qualification Requirements

To achieve AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology 30 units must be successfully completed.   These include 17 core units and 13 electives.


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