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Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body

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  • Objectives
    The Gordon's collision repair courses will equip you with skills and knowledge to work in the automotive industry in various roles. The Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body provides students with on-the-job and off-the-job training in accordance with the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package-Vehicle Body-stream requirements. This course is designed for apprentices to specialise in either panel beating or vehicle painting. The course covers workplace occupational health and safety procedures, use and maintenance of tools and equipment and communications. There are also a range of competencies related to an area of specialisation.
  • Entry requirements
    If you would like to study the Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body you must be currently employed as an apprentice under a training contract. You will need to undertake a Pre-training Review to determine your current skills and literacy and numeracy abilities. This Review will form the basis of your Individual Training Plan.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
     
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Apply Safe Working Practices     20
    Implement and Monitor Environmental Regulations in the Automotive Mechanical Industry     20
    Carry Out Panel Repairs     40
    Apply Clear Over Base Multi Layer/Pearl Refinishing Materials     60
    Prepare Substrate for Refinishing     70
    Apply Multi Layer/Clear Over Base Colour Matching Techniques     60
    Apply Solid Colour Matching Techniques     40
    Carry Out Paint Rectification and Touch Up Work for Solids (Two Component Systems)     60
    Carry Out Paint Rectification and Touch Up Work for Clear Over Base     80
    Carry Out Paint Rectification and Touch Up Work for Multi Layer/Pearl (Two Component Systems)     80
    Prepare and Paint Plastic Components     20
    Carry Out Denibbing, Buffing and Polishing     20
    Remove and Replace Mechanical Units/Assemblies     20
    Repair Body Panels (Metal Finishing)     35
    Repair Body Panels (Incorporating Filler)     35
    Repair Body Panels/Components (Thermoplastic)     30
    Repair/Replace Structural Damage (Welding)     30
    Replace Major Welded Panels     50
    Repair Vehicle Body Misalignment     50
    Carry Out Major Sectional Repair     80
    Repair Corroded Panels and Components     60
    Weld Using Gas Metal Arc Welding Process (GMAW)     40
    Perform Routine Oxy Acetylene Welding (Fuel Gas Welding)     20
    Remove and Replace Adhesive Bonded Panels and Structures     40
     
    Duration
    The Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body is a part-time three-year course. Students will attend six weeks of off-the-job training and on-the-job assessment equivalent to two weeks attendance. Students can expect approximately 40 hours of class attendance each week plus some workplace assessment. Student intakes are ongoing as referred by employers.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
     
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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