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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Vehicle Trimmer

Working as a Vehicle Trimmer you would make, install, modify and repair vehicle trim and upholstery and work across a wide range of vehicle types including cars, heavy vehicles, motorcycles and marine craft.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 11 required

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
  • Fabricate automotive and marine trim components
  • Carry out repairs and alterations to automotive and marine trim
  • Remove and replace automotive and marine interior trim components
  • Trim vehicle components
  • Select trim and fabric materials
  • Conduct sewing operations
  • Select and apply adhesives in automotive and marine service and repair work

Elective Units – 18 required

  • Determine retail rates for automotive products and services
  • Estimate and quote automotive mechanical and electrical repairs
  • Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems
  • Repair vehicle composite material components
  • Remove and manufacture or repair vehicle head lining
  • Fabricate and fit marine covers
  • Fabricate and install canvas products for automotive and marine components
  • Fabricate and install automotive and marine floor coverings
  • Fabricate and install automotive and marine soft top hoods
  • Fabricate and install automotive and marine frames, canopies and side curtains
  • Select and use leather in automotive and marine trimming
  • Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
  • Carry out thermoplastic welding on vehicle trim components
  • Fabricate parts for vehicle sub-assemblies
  • Apply traditional foundations to upholstered furniture
  • 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 and More Details

Vehicle Trimmer - AUR32316
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 5 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification A A A A A * A A
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

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)

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases full-time or part-time ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

ANZSCO Classification: 324212

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

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