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Automotive Painting Technician

As an Automotive Painting Technician you would paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces on a range of cars, recreational vehicles, commercial vehicles and motorcycles.

Summary of Training

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces
  • Mask vehicle panels and components
  • Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use
  • Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes
  • Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
  • Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing
  • Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components
  • Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components
  • Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems
  • Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces
  • De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces
  • Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components
  • Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components
  • Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect vehicle paint, trim and accessories and recommend repair procedures
  • Repair vehicle thermoplastic body panels and components
  • Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
  • Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
  • Touch up minor vehicle paintwork damage
  • Apply vehicle body film wrapping
  • Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment
  • Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components
  • Apply air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials
  • Rectify and touch up vehicle direct gloss paint faults using two-pack systems
  • Rectify vehicle multi-layer and pearl paint faults using two-pack systems
  • Provide work skill instruction

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

Job Pathways

Automotive Retail, Service and Repair

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Automotive & Boating

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 10910

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Automotive Painting Technician - AUR32416
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 80 85 5 25 10 0 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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