Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology
|Start date(s)||Various dates throughout the year|
|Course length||Full time: 3 years|
|Study mode||Workplace training; Block release|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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This course provides comprehensive training in vehicle and marine trimming. You will learn to make, install, repair, replace or modify the seats, upholstery, linings (roof and door linings), interior trim and floor coverings of a vehicle.
This work can be undertaken on cars, trucks, vintage vehicles, buses, caravans, trains, aircraft and boats.
To receive this qualification you must complete 11 core units and 19 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
AssessmentAssessment will be conducted on and off the job, and will involve practical demonstration, third party report, oral questions and written activities and tests.
Code Name AURVTT3021 Select and use adhesives AURVTT2003 Remove and replace vehicle interior trim components AURTTK2002 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace AURVEN3002 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive body repair industry AURVTN3035 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures AURVTT2002 Carry out trim repairs and alterations AURAFA2004 Solve routine problems in an automotive workplace AURVTT2008 Clean and finish vehicle interior trim and seats AURAMA2001 Work effectively with others AURVTT3020 Select and use leather in trimming AURAFA2002 Read in an automotive workplace AURVTS2006 Carry out fabrication of components AURVTA2001 Prepare vehicle , components and equipment for customer use AURVTA3002 Remove and replace supplementary restraint systems AURVTT3013 Fabricate loose and fitted covers AURVTT3017 Fabricate and install floor coverings AURVTT2004 Trim vehicle components AURAFA2003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace AURVTT3012 Carry out sewing operations AURATA3005 Estimate complex jobs AURVTT3014 Fabricate marine covers AURVTT3010 Remove and replace vehicle head lining AURVTT3018 Fabricate and install soft top hoods AURVTW3006 Carry out thermoplastic welding procedures AURACA2001 Establish relationships with customers AURVTT3015 Fabricate canvas products AURVTT3019 Fabricate and install canopies and curtains TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction LMFUP3001B Apply traditional foundations to upholstered furniture
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
Apprentices must have a Training Agreement in place with an employer.
Qualification & Recognition
Upon successfully completing this program, you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed AUR32316 Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology.
How to Apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AAC on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information. On signing the apprentice will be asked to nominate the registered training organisation (RTO), such as Holmesglen, which will automatically be notified of their intention to start training, and will contact the apprentice to organise enrolment and a start date.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
Holmesglen Workforce Solutions
03 9209 5300
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Fees$1200 Holmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE AUR32316
Type Cost Gov. Subsidised $1200 Full Fee $6000
Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Which fee applies to me?
Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.
Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.
The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.
How do I pay my fees?
VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.
Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.
To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.
Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.