Collision Repair Fundamentals

    Course details

    • Code: AUTO.3110
    • Fee: $819*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Automotive
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class40 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)January, July
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3);

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to carry out minor panel repair work on motor vehicles, including shrinking, metal finishing, filling, masking, priming, sanding, and the removal and replacement of motor body parts.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Remove and replace interior and exterior body parts and trim.
  2. Describe methods of repair and shrinking for minor panel damage in a vehicle.
  3. Repair minor motor body panel damage, shrink and metal finish a motor body panel.
  4. Understand and apply methods of masking, primers and primer fillers.
  5. Remove and replace a damaged bolted-on motor body panel.
  6. Fill and sand a repair.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

TitleCodeLevelCredits
Mask a repair for priming; and prime, fill, and sand a repair in the motor body industry2169423
Repair minor panel damage, shrink, and metal finish a repair in the motor body industry2169523
Demonstrate knowledge of repairing minor panel damage and shrinking a repair in the motor industry2169722
Remove and replace exterior and interior motor body parts and trim in the motor industry2169823
Demonstrate knowledge of masking, and primers, and primer fillers in the motor body industry2170322
Demonstrate knowledge of removing and replacing damaged bolted-on motor body panels2170422
Fill and sand a repair in the motor body industry2171021

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017