Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations

Duration - 4 year
Study - TAFE / CIT

“Drive into a successful career as a licensed automotive manufacturing technician and develop the practical skills and adaptability to thrive in this dynamic field. Build sturdy automotive products, use specialist craftsmanship and stand out in the manufacturing industry.” @TAFE_NSW


  • Modifying assembly line vehicles to special requirements
  • Bolting, screwing and welding sections together to complete frameworks
  • Installing internal trim in vehicles 
  • Preparing new vehicle trim work according to drawings
  • Construction framework in metal, wood and other materials using welding equipment
  • Attaching door trims, seals, locks and handles

Also known as

  • Automotive bodybuilder
  • Vehicle bodybuilder
  • Vehicle timmer
  • Vehicle maker

If you like

  • Mechanics
  • Practical and manual work
  • Building buses, trailers and truck bodies
  • 4WD, 4x4, canopies, custom fitting

We look after

  • Wages
  • Allowances
  • Annual leave & annual leave loading
  • TAFE/RTO fees
  • Mentoring & support


There are over 5,000 people employed in this industry in Australia, it is expected to grow moderately. (LabourMarketInsights.gov.au)