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

National ID: AUR20920 | State ID: AC37

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.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Panel Beater | Vehicle Painter

Further Study Option(s)

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

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Carlisle

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Carlisle One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

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

National ID: AUR20920 | State ID: AC36

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.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Carlisle

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Carlisle One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Servicing Pre-apprenticeship)

National ID: AUR20520 | State ID: AC33

Are you revved up for a career powering modern cars?

By the time you've finished this qualification, you'll know your radiator from your regulator and be in a good position to get yourself an apprenticeship in mechanics.

Gain these skills:

  • service engine systems 
  • use and maintaining, testing and measuring devices 
  • use and maintaining tools and equipment 
  • workplace safety

Specialist training 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. This excellent training program is highly competitive.

Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Motor Mechanic, Diesel Motor Mechanic

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship)

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology

Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Carlisle

Kwinana

Mandurah

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Carlisle One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
Kwinana One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
Mandurah One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer (Vehicle Body Building Pre-apprenticeship)

National ID: AUM20218 | State ID: AB70

Are you revved up for a body building career?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer (Vehicle Body Building Pre-Apprenticeship) you will have what employers are looking for in an apprentice vehicle body builder.

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

Gain these skills:

  • operate automotive toolsequipment and machinery 
  • paint vehicle chassis and surfaces 
  • assemble components 
  • work in a team and
  • workplace safety and health

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Car detailer, Body repair/panel beater and Vehicle body builder and trimmer.

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Thornlie

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Thornlie One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

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.

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Outdoor Power Equipment

Learn skills in diagnosing, servicing, repairing and overhauling engines and associated engine components, setting, operating and monitoring specialist machines, and routine oxy acetylene welding.

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Vehicle Servicing

These courses can provide you with skills and knowledge to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry. These qualifications will help you gain skills and knowledge within an automotive service and repair business related to servicing and repairing components and systems of cars, motorcycles, and heavy vehicles.

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Heavy Automotive Plant

Learn how to check and repair dump trucks, bulldozers, loaders, drilling rigs and heavy plant machinery. Develop skills and knowledge on cooling systems, dismantling, replacing and assembling mechanical equipment, inspecting and servicing engines, steering and suspension systems and carrying out repairs to single electrical circuits.

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Automotive Electrical

Automotive electricians inspect, service and repair the electrical components of our vehicles. When you undertake a training pathway in the automotive electrical field you can learn skills in carrying out vehicle electrical/electronic diagnostics and repair, installing and repairing vehicle lighting and audio and wiring and installing ancillary electronic control unit systems.

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Automotive Manufacturing

Trades people in this industry manufacture, modify and repair a wide range of purpose built heavy and light commercial vehicle bodies, trailers, chassis and components relating to caravans, buses, vans, tipping bodies, cabs, semi-trailers, mining vehicles, heavy haulage, light vehicles, tankers, recovery vehicles and personnel carriers.

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