Certificate lV in Automotive Body Repair Technology AUR40716

The Automotive Academy is the first registered training organisation to offer accredited, higher education for collision repairers and it is available anywhere in Australia.

This course has been designed for technicians who wish to pursue a career as a:

• Workplace technical advisor/estimator

• Customer service

• Group/team leader

• Workplace supervisor

This course is suitable for both spray painters and panel beaters. It is self-paced, meaning that you can study in your own time when it suits you. You will need an internet capable computer and for the practical tasks, you should be employed in the collision repair industry or have access to such facilities. Learner support is available via CrashChat (webinar), forums, Skype, email, and phone.

Learning is something that you do and it is our job to help you to learn without the boring school style that you are familiar with. 

To make it less daunting, we have split the Certificate IV into two courses, the “Foreman Course” and the “Estimator Course”.

Typical job description for a Foreman:

The foreman deals with the day-to-day issues on the workshop floor. He is responsible for: assigning repair work to technicians and supervising workflow to complete vehicle repairs within target dates. Works closely with shop manager and technicians to promote good communication and efficiency. Communicates with the customer for repair updates and notices of any delays. Documents repairs and communications.

Personal characteristics and skills of a Foreman:

Must enjoy working with people, working around cars and trucks, and be comfortable with leadership responsibilities. Must be able to make decisions and respond quickly to unexpected situations. Must be a good leader, mediator, and team player. Must have self-confidence, self-motivation, integrity, and good work ethics.In this course you will learn to:

      • Manage workflow
      • How to deal with conflict
      • Leadership
      • To conduct performance appraisal
      • Manage environmental requirements

The course will cover the following competencies:

      • AUMAMM001 Influence and lead work groups in an automotive manufacturing workplace
      • TLIL4005 Apply conflict/grievance resolution strategies
      • TAEDEL404 Mentor in the workplace.
      • AURAEA004 Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

Typical job description for an Estimator:

Preparing estimates, ordering parts in preparation for scheduled work. Building relationships with customers and suppliers. Liaise with staff, assessors and customers. Quality control and vehicle handover. Has excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to build relationships quickly and effectively, and a high level of organisational skills.

Personal characteristics of an Estimator:

Must enjoy working with people, working around cars and trucks, be comfortable with selling responsibilities and computers. Must be able to make decisions and respond quickly to unexpected situations. Must be a good negotiator, mediator, and team player. Must have self-confidence, self- motivation, integrity, and good work ethics.

In this course you will learn to:

      • Analyse vehicle damage and recommend repair options
      • Managing complex customer issues
      • Obtain and follow manufacturer’s repair procedures
      • Write quotes
      • Do final inspections

The course will cover the following competencies:

      • AURAMA005 Manage complex customer issues in an automotive workplace
      • AURVTN032  Inspect vehicle damage and determine repair procedures
      • AURVNP001 Evaluate vehicle paintwork for damage and identify refinish requirements
      • AURVTN035 Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs
      • AURANN001 Estimate and quote automotive body repairs
      • AURVNA005 Inspect quality of vehicle repair work

You can commence with either course, but both have to be successfully completed for the qualification.

Student Support is available “every day, any reasonable hour”. Students can ring their trainer (phone, mobile phone, text, email) and he will respond as soon as possible.

Cost:  Certificate IV        10 units    $3600     

  • Foreman course only 4 units     $1440
  • Estimator course only 6 units    $2160

RPL Discount:  Some students may be eligible for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and  these units will be reduced by 50%. Example, if a student can RPL 2 units, s/he will pay 8 units at $360 and 2 units at $180. Total cost $3240. 

Invoicing:   The courses will be invoiced separately.

Because of the individual discounts, we initially issue an “enrolment fee” invoice so you can commence the course as soon as this invoice is paid. A final invoice for the balance will follow as soon as we have assessed the RPL applications and this payment is due before course completion.

There is no GST charge for accredited training. 

Funding: The Honourable Treasurer Joe Hockey in his budget 2014, cancelled then National Workforce Development Fund and as of today, there is no alternative available, nor is it expected in the near future.

Enrolments: Print the Enrolment Form, fill in all the details and email it to admin@automotive-academy.com or Fax it to 07 4054 299

Delivery: These are online courses and can be accessed from anywhere. Most units have a CrashChat. These are live training sessions and, providing that you have a headset with a microphone, you can speak with your trainer. The workbooks you can do at your own pace and send them to your trainer for marking. Your trainer will return the books for corrections or he contacts you for a review.

RPL: The Certificate IV in Automotive (AUR40716) requires 10 competencies and, depending on your experience, some of these units can be RPL'd, meaning, we can assess if you have sufficient experience to fulfil the criteria without training.

More information: For more information or expression of interest, email admin@automotive-academy.com or contact us on 07 4054 2990

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Last modified: Sunday, 3 December 2017, 4:40 AM