1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/06/2009   
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Contents >> Major Group 3 Technicians and Trades Workers >> SUB-MAJOR GROUP 32 Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers >> MINOR GROUP 324 Panelbeaters, and Vehicle Body Builders, Trimmers and Painters


    PANELBEATERS, AND VEHICLE BODY BUILDERS, TRIMMERS AND PAINTERS repair damage to motor vehicle bodies; construct purpose-built vehicle bodies; fit, repair and replace interior trim and upholstery in vehicles; and paint vehicles.

    Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers are excluded from this minor group. Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers are included in Minor Group 322 Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this minor 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.

    Tasks Include:

    • removing, replacing and repairing damaged panels and parts using mechanical and hydraulic equipment
    • filling depressions with plastic filler and chiselling and sanding surfaces
    • constructing framework sections in metal, wood, fibreglass and other materials using stretching and shrinking machines and welding equipment
    • bolting, screwing, riveting and welding sections together to form complete frameworks
    • cutting and shaping panels of sheetmetal, aluminium and reinforced plastic and attaching to frameworks using hand and power tools
    • preparing new vehicle trim work according to drawings and sketches, and removing old coverings and fittings from vehicles and taking new measurements
    • selecting and cutting pieces of fabric, vinyl and leather and sewing pieces together using heavy-duty sewing machines
    • installing and attaching interior lining, floor coverings, armrests, door trims, rubber seals, locks and handles
    • masking areas not to be painted by covering with masking tape and paper
    • selecting and mixing paint shades to match vehicle colour
    • applying primer and finish coats with spray-guns, and sanding surfaces between coats

This section contains the following subsection :
          UNIT GROUP 3241 Panelbeaters
          UNIT GROUP 3242 Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers
          UNIT GROUP 3243 Vehicle Painters

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