Certificate III Automotive manufacturing technical operations – truck, bus & trailer

Duration - 4 year
Study - TAFE / CIT


  • 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

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)