VEHICLE PAINTERS prepare surfaces of vehicles, match and mix colours and apply paint.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

      • removing rough spots on vehicle panels
      • sanding surfaces by hand and with power sanders
      • masking areas not to be painted with tape and paper
      • colour matching and mixing paints to match paint shades, and selecting pre-mixed paint
      • applying primer and finishing coats using spray-guns, and sanding surfaces between coats
      • touching up paintwork and applying polish to vehicles
      • removing masking papers, and waxing and polishing finished paintwork
      • painting signs and artwork on vehicles
      • treating vehicles with rust-proofing chemicals

Occupation:324311 Vehicle Painter


Alternative Title:Vehicle Refinisher
Prepares surfaces of vehicles, matches and mixes colours and applies paint. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3