Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology


Course code AUR32316
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Course length Full time: 3 years
Campus Chadstone
Study mode Workplace training; Block release
International course No
  • Course Overview

    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.

  • Course Structure

    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.


    Assessment will be conducted on and off the job, and will involve practical demonstration, third party report, oral questions and written activities and tests.


    AURVTT3021Select and use adhesives
    AURVTT2003Remove and replace vehicle interior trim components
    AURTTK2002Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment
    AURASA2002Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    AURVEN3002Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive body repair industry
    AURVTN3035Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures
    AURVTT2002Carry out trim repairs and alterations
    AURAFA2004Solve routine problems in an automotive workplace
    AURVTT2008Clean and finish vehicle interior trim and seats
    AURAMA2001Work effectively with others
    AURVTT3020Select and use leather in trimming
    AURAFA2002Read in an automotive workplace
    AURVTS2006Carry out fabrication of components
    AURVTA2001Prepare vehicle , components and equipment for customer use
    AURVTA3002Remove and replace supplementary restraint systems
    AURVTT3013Fabricate loose and fitted covers
    AURVTT3017Fabricate and install floor coverings
    AURVTT2004Trim vehicle components
    AURAFA2003Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
    AURVTT3012Carry out sewing operations
    AURATA3005Estimate complex jobs
    AURVTT3014Fabricate marine covers
    AURVTT3010Remove and replace vehicle head lining
    AURVTT3018Fabricate and install soft top hoods
    AURVTW3006Carry out thermoplastic welding procedures
    AURACA2001Establish relationships with customers
    AURVTT3015Fabricate canvas products
    AURVTT3019Fabricate and install canopies and curtains
    TAEDEL301AProvide work skill instruction
    LMFUP3001BApply traditional foundations to upholstered furniture
  • Requirements

    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.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successfully completing this program, you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed AUR32316 Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology.

    Career Opportunities

    Vehicle trimmer

  • 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 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.

    Further Advice

    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.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE AUR32316

    Program Fees

    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.

Furniture & Upholstery Open Days

  • 21Jun
    Furniture Making

    If you are curious about furniture making but not sure if it is right for you; or if you want to get the skills and industry experience to set your self up for an apprenticeship, a Certificate II might be the first step.

    A pre-apprenticeship program is designed to teach you the basic skills required by industry, You'll get a taste of what the apprenticeship will involve as well as what working in the field is really like. By completing a pre-apprenticeship you'll also reduce the length of your apprenticeship.

    Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and importance of each of the building trades. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

    - , Thu 21 Jun - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia