About this course
This on-campus Certificate II in Automotive Studies (Pre-vocational) – Paint and Panel (22015VIC) from The Gordon is a great entry point for those interested in undertaking an apprenticeship in the automotive speciality of paint and panel work (vehicle body)!
Delivered at the East Geelong campus, the course will improve your general automotive knowledge and train you across the basics of spray painting, panel beating, welding steel and plastic quoting, metal finishing and car detailing.
By completing this course you will be well equipped to apply for an apprenticeship contract with an employer and continue your training as a panel beater or spray painter apprentice!
Hear what other trades students have to say about studying at The Gordon!
In order to apply for admission into this course, you must:
- Demonstrate that you possess the appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills
- Attend an interview and demonstrate genuine interest in the course
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this Certificate II in Automotive Studies (Pre-vocational) – Paint and Panel (22015VIC) course, the units of competency you may study include:
- AURC270103A - Apply safe working practices
- VBN644 - Carry out industry research
- VBN689 - Apply vehicle paint to a body panel
- VBN682 - Carry out basic panel repair
- VBN680 - Carry out visual damage assessment
- VBN647 - Clean a vehicle
- VBN686 - Maintain and test a spray gun
- VBN688 - Prepare surface and prime a repaired body panel
- VBN681 - Remove and realign body panels
- VBN684 - Repair a plastic component
- VBN646 - Set-up and use welding equipment
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: