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Comments about Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body - On Campus - Geelong - Victoria
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.
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.
Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body
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
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
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