Classes of motor vehicle repair work

There are 29 classes of repair work for which a repairer's certificate can be granted.   Motor vehicle repair businesses are no longer required to be licensed for each class of repair work undertaken.  However, repair businesses must ensure any repair work is carried out or adequately supervised by a repairer licensed for each class of repair work undertaken. 

The following information outlines the classes of repair work prescribed under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003, Motor Vehicle Repairers Regulations 2007 and Motor Vehicle Repairers Amendment Regulations 2008 for which a person can be certified.

As a guide, we have included (under the class of repair work) the current Australian educational training package (AUR99 or AUR05 equivalent) qualification you could use to obtain certification.

You only need to apply for the classes you are directly involved with. For example, to do repairs to a motor vehicle, a mechanic may need to remove a body panel or a seat, but not repair it. This does not mean they need to apply for the classes of Panel Beating Work and Trimming Work, only Light Vehicle Work. Generally, you will qualify to do what you were taught during your training or apprenticeship.

1. Air conditioning work (ACW)

Definition: means any work required to install, service, repair, overhaul, remove or retrofit an air conditioning system in a heavy vehicle or light vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Air Conditioning) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical - Air Conditioning (AUR05).

AND

A person must hold an automotive air conditioning licence granted under Subdivision 6A.2.2 of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 of the Commonwealth.

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with class EAF.

2. Body building work (BBW)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following:

  • to fabricate or modify a body of a motor vehicle to fit the vehicle's chassis;
  • to fit the chassis of a motor vehicle with a fabricated or modified body;

but does not include any of the following:

  • realigning the chassis of a motor vehicle;
  • realigning, repairing, preparing for painting or painting a panel, frame or other component of the body of a motor vehicle;
  • installing or removing any glass in the body of a motor vehicle,

other than installing or removing any moveable glass, if required.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Vehicle Body - Building) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body - Body Building (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes EAF and MAF.

3. Brake work (BRW)

Definition: means any work required to service, repair, overhaul or modify a braking system that is, was, or may be, fitted to a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical Brakes) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Specialist - Brake (AUR05).

4. Cooling system work (CSW)

Definition: means any work required to service, repair, overhaul or modify a cooling system that is, was, or may be, fitted to a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Radiator Repair) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical - Cooling System (AUR05).

5. Cylinder head reconditioning work (CHR)

Definition: means any work required to overhaul a cylinder head of an engine that is, was, or may be, fitted to a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Cylinder Head Reconditioning) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical - Cylinder Head Reconditioning (AUR05)

6. Diesel fitting work (DFW)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following:

  1. to service, repair, overhaul or modify any of the following that is, was, or may be, fitted to a heavy vehicle or light vehicle -
    • a diesel fuel system;
    • a diesel engine;
  2. to service, repair, overhaul or modify any of the following that is, was, or may be, fitted to a heavy vehicle or light vehicle propelled by a diesel engine -
    • an air induction system;
    • an ignition system;
    • an engine management system;
    • a cooling system;
    • a hydraulic system;
  3. to do any of the following in respect of a heavy vehicle or light vehicle propelled by a diesel engine -
    • to fabricate, service, repair or modify the exhaust system;
    • to repair or replace a rim, tyre or tube;
    • to balance a wheel.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Diesel Fitter) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Specialist - Diesel Fitting (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes CHR, CSW, ERW, HVS, LVS, MAF and MCS.

7. Diesel fuel and engine work (DFE)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following:

  1. to service, repair, overhaul or modify a diesel fuel system that is, was, or may be, fitted to a heavy vehicle or light vehicle;
  2. to service or repair a diesel engine that is, was, or may be, fitted to a heavy vehicle or light vehicle;
  3. to service or repair any of the following that is, was, or may be, fitted to a heavy vehicle or light vehicle propelled by a diesel engine -
    • an air induction system;
    • an ignition system;
    • an engine management system.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Diesel Fuel Specialist) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Specialist - Diesel Fuel (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes HVS, LVS, MAF and MCS.

8. Driveline servicing and repairing work (DSR)

Definition: means any work required to service or repair a driveline that is, was, or may be, fitted to a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Driveline) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical - Driveline/ Transmission (AUR05).

9. Driveline work (DRW)

Definition: means any work required to service, repair, overhaul or modify a driveline that is, was, or may be, fitted to a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Driveline) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Specialist - Driveline (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes DSR, HVS, LVS, MCS, SSW and TRW

10. Electrical accessory fitting work (EAF)

Definition: means any work required to install or remove an electrical accessory to a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Electrical - Accessory Fitting) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR05).

11. Electrical work (ELW)

Definition: means any work required to install, service, repair, overhaul or remove any of the following in a motor vehicle:

  1. any electrical equipment or system (including any electrical accessory and any electrical component associated with any other prescribed accessory);
  2. any electrical part of any other thing or system.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Electrical) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with class EAF, HVS, LVS and MCS.

12. Engine reconditioning work (ERW)

Definition: means any work required to overhaul an engine (including a cylinder head of an engine) that is, was, or may be, fitted to a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Engine Reconditioning) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Specialist - Engine Reconditioning (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes CHR and DFW.

13. Exhaust system work (ESW)

Definition: means any work required to fabricate, service, repair or modify the exhaust system in a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Exhaust Fitting & Repair) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical - Exhaust Fitting (AUR05).

14. Glazing work (GLW)

Definition: means any work required to install, repair or remove a windscreen or other glass in the body of a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Vehicle Body - Glazing) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body - Vehicle Glazing (AUR05).

15. Heavy vehicle servicing work (HVS) (gross vehicle mass of more than 8000 kg)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following:

a. in respect of a heavy vehicle to which paragraph (b) does not apply, to carry out minor electrical servicing or to service any of the following -

  • the fuel system;
  • the air induction system;
  • the engine;
  • the ignition system;
  • the engine management system;
  • the cooling system;
  • the driveline;
  • any electronic drive management system;
  • the braking system;
  • the steering system;
  • the suspension system;
  • a wheel assembly;
  • any hydraulic system;

b. in respect of a heavy vehicle during an emergency break down -

  • to diagnose the cause of the breakdown;
  • to carry out emergency servicing or repair on a thing diagnosed as the cause or possible cause of the breakdown.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Vehicle Servicing) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing - Heavy Vehicle (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes LVS and MCS.

16. Heavy vehicle work (HVW) (gross vehicle mass of more than 8000 kg)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following in respect of a heavy vehicle:

  1. to service, repair, overhaul or modify any of the following -
    • the fuel system;
    • the air induction system;
    • the engine;
    • the ignition system;
    • the engine management system;
    • the cooling system;
    • the driveline;
    • any electronic drive management system;
    • the braking system;
    • the steering system;
    • the suspension system;
  2. to fabricate, service, repair or modify the exhaust system;
  3. to service, repair or replace a wheel assembly;
  4. to balance a wheel or align the wheels;
  5. to service or repair any hydraulic system;
  6. to carry out minor electrical servicing or minor electrical repair;
  7. to install or remove a prescribed accessory.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Heavy Vehicle Road Transport) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology - Heavy Vehicle Road Transport (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes BRW, CHR, CSW, DFE, DSR, DRW, EAF, ESW, HVS, LVS, LVW, MAF, MCS, MCW, SSW, TRW, TFH, TFL and UNW.

17. Light vehicle servicing work (LVS) (gross vehicle mass of less than 8000 kg)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following:

a. in respect of a light vehicle to which paragraph (b) does not apply, to carry out minor electrical servicing or to service any of the following -

  • the fuel system;
  • the air induction system;
  • the engine;
  • the ignition system; 
  • the engine management system;  
  • the cooling system;
  • the driveline;
  • any electronic drive management system;
  • the braking system;
  • the steering system;
  • the suspension system;
  • a wheel assembly;
  • any hydraulic system; 

b. in respect of a light vehicle during an emergency break down -

  • to diagnose the cause of the breakdown;
  • to carry out emergency servicing or repair on a thing diagnosed as the cause or possible cause of the breakdown.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Vehicle Servicing) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing - Light Vehicle (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes HVS and MCS.

18. Light vehicle work (LVW) (gross vehicle mass of less than 8000 kg)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following in respect of a light vehicle:

  1. to service, repair, overhaul or modify any of the following -
    • the fuel system;
    • the air induction system;
    • the engine;
    • the ignition system;
    • the engine management system;
    • the cooling system;
    • the driveline;
    • any electronic drive management system;
    • the braking system;
    • the steering system;
    • the suspension system;
  2. to fabricate, service, repair or modify the exhaust system;
  3. to service, repair or replace a wheel assembly;
  4. to balance a wheel or align the wheels;
  5. to service or repair any hydraulic system;
  6. to carry out minor electrical servicing or minor electrical repair;
  7. to install or remove a prescribed accessory.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Light Vehicle) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology - Light Vehicle (AUR05).

Associated classes:  Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes BRW, CHR, CSW, DFE, DSR, DRW, EAF, ESW, HVS, LVS, MAF, MCS, MCW, SSW, TRW, TFL and UNW. 

19. Mechanical accessory fitting work (MAF)

Definition: means any work required to install or remove a mechanical accessory to a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Vehicle body - Accessory Fitting "Mechanical") (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturing - Accessory Fitting (AUR05).

20. Motor cycle servicing work (MCS)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following:

a. in respect of a motor cycle to which paragraph (b) does not apply, to carry out minor electrical servicing or to service any of the following -

  • i. the fuel system;
  • ii. the air induction system;
  • iii. the engine;
  • iv. the ignition system;
  • v. the engine management system;
  • vi. any cooling system;
  • vii. the driveline;
  • viii. any electronic drive management system;
  • ix. the braking system;
  • x. the steering system;
  • xi. the suspension system;
  • xii. a wheel assembly;

b. in respect of a motor cycle during an emergency break down -

  • i. to diagnose the cause of the breakdown;
  • ii. to carry out emergency servicing or repair on a thing diagnosed as the cause or possible cause of the breakdown.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Vehicle Servicing) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing - Motor Cycle (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes HVS and LVS.

21. Motor cycle work (MCW)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following in respect of a motor cycle:

  1. to service, repair, overhaul or modify any of the following -
    • the fuel system;
    • the air induction system;
    • the engine;
    • the ignition system;
    • the engine management system;
    • any cooling system;
    • the driveline;
    • any electronic drive management system;
    • the braking system;
    • the steering system;
    • the suspension system;
  2. to fabricate, service, repair or modify the exhaust system;
  3. to service, repair or replace a wheel assembly;
  4. to balance a wheel or align the wheels;
  5. to carry out minor electrical servicing or minor electrical repair;
  6. to install or remove a prescribed accessory;
  7. to realign the chassis.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Motor Cycle) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology - Motor Cycle (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes CHR, CSW, DSR, DRW, EAF, ESW, HVS, LVS, MAF, MCS and TRW.

22. Painting work (PAW)

Definition:

  1. means any work required to prepare for painting or to paint a panel, frame or other component of the body of a motor vehicle, otherwise than in the course of manufacturing the vehicle; but
  2. does not include any of the following:
  • ​​realigning the chassis of a motor vehicle;
  • realigning or repairing a panel, frame or other component of the body of a motor vehicle;
  • installing or removing any glass in the body of a motor vehicle, other than installing or removing any moveable glass, if required.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Vehicle Body - Vehicle Painting) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body - Vehicle Painting (AUR05).

23. Panel beating work (PBW)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following:

  • to realign the chassis of a motor vehicle;
  • to realign or repair a panel, frame or other component of the body of a motor vehicle;

but does not include installing, repairing or removing any glass (other than installing or removing any moveable glass) in the body of a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Vehicle Body - Panel Beating) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body - Panel Beating (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes EAF and MAF.

24. Steering, suspension and wheel aligning work (SSW)

Definition: means any work required to service or repair the steering system or suspension system in respect off a motor vehicle or to balance a wheel or align the wheels:

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Steering and Suspension) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical - Steering and Suspension (AUR05).

25. Transmission work (TRW)

Definition: means any work required to service, repair, overhaul or modify a transmission, a final drive assembly, or an electronic drive management system:

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical - Automatic Transmission) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Specialist - Transmission (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with classes DSR and DRW. 

26. Trimming work (TRI)

Definition: means any work required to fabricate, repair or replace a seat or any interior lining or floor covering in a motor vehicle.

Requirement: Certificate III in Automotive (Vehicle Body - Trimming) (AUR99) or Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body - Vehicle Trimming (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with class MAF.

27. Tyre fitting (heavy) work (TFH)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following in respect of a heavy vehicle:

a) to repair or replace a rim, tyre or tube;
b) to balance a wheel.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Tyre Fitting & Repair Heavy) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical - Tyre Fitting Heavy (AUR05).

Associated classes: Also entitles the motor vehicle repairer to carry out work associated with class TFL.

28. Tyre fitting (light) work (TFL)

Definition: means any work required to do any of the following in respect of a light vehicle or motor cycle:

a) to repair or replace a rim, tyre or tube;
b) to balance a wheel.

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Tyre Fitting & Repair Light) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical - Tyre Fitting Light (AUR05).

29. Underbody work (UNW)

Definition: means any work required to service or repair the braking, steering and suspension systems and to fabricate, service, repair or modify the exhaust system:

Requirement: Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical - Underbody) (AUR99) or Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical - Underbody (AUR05)

 

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