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Classes of repair work 

Tradesperson certificates allow the holder to do repair work on a motor vehicle. The certificates are granted based on the different classes of repair work that are performed. There are 12 separate classes of repair work:

Class

Description

automotive electrician being the work carried out by persons who install or repair electrical equipment, systems or circuits in motor vehicles
body maker being the work carried out by persons who make motor vehicle bodies otherwise than in the course of manufacturing new motor vehicles or repairing motor vehicle bodies
compressed natural gas mechanic being the work carried out by persons who install or repair compressed natural gas equipment in motor vehicles
liquefied natural gas mechanic being the work carried on by persons who install or repair liquefied natural gas equipment in motor vehicles
liquefied petroleum gas mechanic being the work carried out by persons who install or repair liquefied petroleum gas equipment in motor vehicles
motorcycle mechanic being the work carried out by persons who repair the engines or transmissions or the fuel, induction, exhaust, electrical, steering, suspension, cooling or braking systems, or remove or replace wheels or tyres, of motor cycles only
motor mechanic being the work carried out by persons who repair the engines or transmissions or the fuel, induction, exhaust, electrical, steering, suspension, cooling or braking systems of motor vehicles
panelbeater being the work carried out by persons who repair the structural components, frames or panels of motor vehicles
trailer and caravan mechanic being the work carried out by persons who repair the underbody of a trailer or towable recreational vehicle
transmission specialist being the work carried out by persons who repair the gears, clutches, drive shafts and differentials of motor vehicles
underbody work being the work carried out by persons who repair underbody systems of motor vehicles, including brake equipment or systems, exhaust systems or steering or suspension systems, but does not include mechanical systems or electrical equipment, systems or circuits
vehicle painter being the work carried out by persons who paint motor vehicles

To be able to get a tradesperson certificate in one of the above classes of repair work, the following qualifications are required:

Class

Qualifications

For an automotive electrician Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, being part of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package
For a body maker Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations—Bus, Truck and Trailer, being part of the Automotive Manufacturing Training Package
For a compressed natural gas mechanic Certificate III in Automotive Alternative Fuel Technology, including the CNG specialist elective units from the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package
For a liquefied natural gas mechanic Certificate III in Automotive Alternative Fuel Technology, including the LNG specialist elective units from the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package
For a liquefied petroleum gas mechanic Certificate III in Automotive Alternative Fuel Technology, including LPG specialist elective units from the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package
For a motorcycle mechanic Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology, being part of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package
For a motor mechanic

Either:

  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, being part of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package, or
  • Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology, being part of the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package
For a panelbeater Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology, being part of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package
For a transmission specialist Certificate III in Automotive Drivetrain Technology, being part of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package
For underbody work

Either:

  • Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology, being part of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package, or
  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, being part of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package
For a vehicle painter  Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology, being part of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package
Trailer and Caravan Mechanic A Certificate III qualification is not required, so long as the work is being done at a licensed premises and the work is only done on trailers or caravans.

Previous tradesperson certificate holders

If a person has held a tradesperson’s certificate for a class of repair work (above), the tradesperson’s certificate is accepted as meeting the qualification requirement.