About this course
Designed for qualified automotive body repair technicians, the Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology (AUR40712) will help you build your skills and become a master technician or workshop supervisor.
The on-campus TAFE course combines written assessment tasks with hands-on workplace skills building, equipping you with procedural knowledge, customer relation skills, and familiarity with a range of vehicle types, problems and solutions.
Please note: the national course code, title and units of competency contained within this course are subject to change. The Gordon will keep you informed about any changes during the course of your training.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Workplace tasks
- Written assignments
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In order to apply for admission into this course, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Be aged 16 or over
- Have successfully completed the Certificate III in Panel and Paint, or equivalent trade qualification in vehicle body repair
- Have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills. Your skills will be evaluated prior to course intake
- Have basic computing skills
- Attend an interview
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this automotive repair course, the units of competency you may study include: Core units:
- AURVTN3035 - Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures
- AURVTN4032 - Determine vehicle damage and recommended repair procedures
- AURVNA4005 - Inspect quality of vehicle repair work
- AURAMA4005 - Manage complex customer issues
- AURAEA4004 - Manage environmental compliance in an automotive workplace
- AURANN4001 - Prepare a vehicle repair quotation
- AURVNA4008 - Apply automotive body and paint knowledge to vehicle loss assessment
- AURVNA4007 - Apply automotive mechanical and electrical knowledge to vehicle loss assessment
- TLIL4005A - Apply conflict/grievance resolution strategies
- BSBREL402A - Build client relationships and business networks
- AURETH4011 - Deactivate and reinitialise power supply in hybrid electric vehicles
- AURETH3001 - Depower battery electric vehicles
- BSBWOR401A - Establish effective workplace relationships
- AURVNN4001 - Evaluate vehicle bodywork for damage and identify repair requirements
- AURVNP4001 - Evaluate vehicle paintwork for damage and identify refinish requirements
- BSBWHS401A - Implement and monitor WHS policies procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
- MSS403030A - Improve cost factors in work practices
- AURVTA3004 - Inspect vehicle systems and determine preferred repair action
- BSBRKG304B - Maintain business records
- TAEDEL404A - Mentor in the workplace
- PSPTRAN501A - Provide specialist vehicle technical advice
- AURVTA3002 - Remove and replace supplementary restraint systems
- AURVNA4003 - Review a vehicle repair quotation
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.