Autobody Repair Competition

Automotive Body Repair Technicians primarily repair and maintain vehicles in the Automotive industry, including cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles. Workers need to be comfortable with technology and heavy machinery, with good precision and high attention to detail.

The WorldSkills Australia Autobody Repair Competition requires the Competitor to perform at the level of an Apprentice in terms of skills and knowledge. Competitors must demonstrate skilled operations work in the use of hand tools and general equipment and complete an autobody repair project within the time constraint.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN AUTOBODY REPAIR IF YOU:

  • Have an interest in the automotive industry
  • Are interested in technical and mechanical activities
  • Are practical and good with your hands
  • Are able to do precise and detailed work

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Autobody Repair Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 35 Australian regions. The Autobody Repair Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.

WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Autobody Repair Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.

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Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Autobody Repair competitions align to the National Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Autobody Repair aligns to the Units of Competency AUR32120 – Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology Qualification.

Regional Tasks 

The Regional Competition has been designed for Competitors to demonstrate skills that would normally be encountered in the Automotive Service and Repair Sector. The project is designed for Competitors to demonstrate their skills on a section of Manufactured Sill Panel and a Front Mudguard Panel. The Competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Automotive Body Repair:

  • Cutting, removal and joining
  • Spot welding
  • Edge alignment
  • Staggering

Regionals Competition Duration

The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for Autobody Repair aligns to the Units of Competency in the AUR32120 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology Qualification.

National Tasks 

The Autobody Repair National Competition has been designed to represent typical everyday tasks that an Autobody Repairer may encounter in a general workshop or field service environment. The projects will be carried out on a variety of vehicle components. These components will be worked on separately from the vehicle using vices and stands provided. A vehicle body will be used only for trial fitment of repaired panels only. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Autobody Repair:

  • Safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Operating a Car-o-liner Quick 42 with Vision 2 software
  • Repairing vehicle body panels using metal finishing
  • Removing, replacing and aligning bolt-on vehicle body panels and components
  • Removing and replace a vehicle door skin
  • Panel bonding products
  • Cutting, removal and joining
  • Spot welding
  • Edge alignment
  • GMAW / MAG Welding
  • Guard Repairs

Nationals Competition Duration 

The competition is completed in 22 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.

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Learn more about this course by following this link Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology