1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4214-11 Vehicle Painter

Prepares surfaces of vehicles, matches and mixes colours and applies paint.

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 rough spots on vehicle panels
  • sands surfaces by hand or with power sanders
  • covers area not to be painted with masking tape and paper
  • colour matches and mixes paints to match paint shades, or selects pre-mixed paint
  • applies primer and finish coats using spray guns, and rubs down surfaces between coats
  • touches up paintwork and applies polish to vehicles
  • removes masking papers, waxes and polishes finished paintwork
  • may paint signs or artwork on vehicles
  • may treat vehicles with rust-proofing chemicals

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