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 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:

  • Are practical and good with your hands
  • Are interested in technical and mechanical activities
  • Are physically fit
  • Have good eyesight and normal colour vision
  • Are able to do precise and detailed work
  • Can diagnose faults and work on solutions

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Autobody Repair Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 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. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

Register your interest to compete in Autobody Repair


Training Package Requirements

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Autobody Repair competitions align to the AUR – Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package (Release 4.0).

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Autobody Repair align to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) in the AUR32116 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Release I) Qualification.

  • AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURVTW003 – Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding (GMAW) on vehicle body sections
  • AURVTN015 – Repair vehicle body panels using metal finishing
  • AURASA002 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

Regional Tasks

Demonstrate skill in:

  • Safe work practices
  • Reading and following work instructions
  • Cutting, removal and joining
  • Spot welding
  • Edge alignment
  • GMAW / MAG Welding
  • Guard repairs, metal finishing and carrying out heat shrinking operations (if required).

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for Autobody Repair align to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) in the AUR32116 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Release I) Qualification.

In addition to the Regional requirements, the National also includes:

  • AUTVTN004 – Remove, replace and align bolt-on vehicle body panels and components
  • AUTVTN020 – Remove and replace major welded panels on vehicles
  • AURVTN022 – Repair vehicle body misalignments

National Tasks

Demonstrate skill in:

  • Safe work practices
  • Performing vehicle measuring
  • Removing welded panels
  • Removing bolt on vehicle body panel sections and ancillary fittings
  • Carrying out metal finishing
  • Carrying out heat shrinking operations

Nationals Competition Duration

22 hours – 3 days

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