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      Alternative Title:
        Vehicle Refinisher

      Prepares surfaces of vehicles, matches and mixes colours and applies paint. Registration or licensing may be required.

      Skill Level: 3

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Vehicle Painter is $ 55,355 for male employees and $ 0 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 35.5 Females: 0.0 Persons: 35.5
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 3243 Vehicle painters - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Vehicle Painter job description, duties and education requirements


      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


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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