1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Panel Beater
      Vehicle Refinisher

Repairs damage to metal body work on vehicles and forms replacement vehicle panels.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • removes damaged panels and parts, or removes upholstery and accessories to gain access
  • uses panel-beating hammers to remove dents
  • straightens damaged vehicles and parts using mechanical and hydraulic equipment
  • fills depressions with plastic filler, and files, grinds and sands repaired surfaces
  • repairs panels by welding on new sections
  • may assist vehicle body builders in constructing or restoring custom-designed, vintage or other specialty vehicles
  • may spray-paint vehicles
  • may form panels using metal presses, guillotines and cutters, according to dimensional drawings

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