Classes of motor vehicle repair work

Under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act, motor vehicle repair businesses are required to hold a business licence but they are no longer required to hold separate or additional licenses for each and every class of motor vehicle repairs.

A repair business must ensure repair work is only carried out by a person who holds a certificate for the specific class of repair work, or where a person does not possess a certificate, their work is supervised by a person who holds a certificate for that class of repair work.

There are 23 prescribed classes of repair work for which a repairer's certificate can be granted.   

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

As a guide, we have included (under the class of repair work) the current Australian Automotive Retail, Services and Repair Training Package (AUR) qualification you could use to obtain certification (ie. AUR99, AUR05, AUR12 or AUR equivalent).

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.

Motor vehicle repairers classes flowchart of changes 2021
Motor vehicle repairers classes flowchart of changes 2021, by Consumer Protection

Changes to motor vehicle repairer regulations

More information about the recent changes to the regulations and a flowchart showing the changes to repairer classes is available Changes to motor vehicle repairers regulations 2021.

Classes of motor vehicle repair work

1. Air conditioning work (ACW)

Definition 

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

Requirement: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR20799

Certificate II in Automotive
(Mechanical — Air Conditioning)

AUR05

 

AUR20705

Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical
Specialisation: Air Conditioning

AUR12

AUR20212

Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

AUR

AUR20218

Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

 

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

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: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR31599

Certificate III in Automotive (Vehicle Body — Building)

AUR05

AUR30805

Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body
Specialisation: Body Building

AUR12

AUR32112

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

AUR

AUR32116

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Associated classes

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

3. Brake work (BRW)

Definition

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

Requirement: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR30399

Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical — Brakes)

AUR05

AUR30605

Certificate III in Automotive Specialist
Specialisation: Brakes

AUR05

AUR30611

Certificate III in Automotive Specialist
Specialisation: Brakes

AUR12

AUR32512

Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology

AUR

AUR32516

Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology

AUR

AUR32518

Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology

 

4. Cooling system work (CSW)

Definition

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

Requirement: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR21299

Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical — Radiator Repairs)

AUR05

AUR20705

Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical
Specialisation: Cooling System

AUR12

AUR21412

Certificate II in Automotive Cooling System Technology

AUR

AUR21416

Certificate II in Automotive Cooling System Technology

 

5. Diesel work (DSW)

Definition

Any work required to do any of the following –
(a) to service, repair, overhaul or modify any of the following that is, was, or may be, fitted to a heavy vehicle or light vehicle –
(i) a diesel fuel system;
(ii) a diesel engine;
(b) 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 –
(i) an air induction system;
(ii) an ignition system;
(iii) an engine management system;
(iv) a cooling system;
(v) a hydraulic system
(c) to fabricate, service, repair or modify the exhaust system of a heavy vehicle or light vehicle propelled by a diesel engine.
 
Requirement:

Training package

Code

Title

AUR

AUR31416

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology

AUR

AUR31516

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

AUR

AUR31420

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology

AUR

AUR31520

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

 

Associated classes

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

6. Driveline and transmission work (DTW)

Definition

Any work required to do any of the following –
(a) to service, repair, overhaul or modify a driveline that is, was, or may be, fitted to a motor vehicle;
(b) to service, repair, overhaul or modify any of the following that is, was, or may be, fitted to a heavy vehicle or a light vehicle –
(i) a transmission;
(ii) a final drive assembly the differential of which is integrated with a transmission;
(iii) an electronic drive management system.

 

Requirement:

Training package

Code

Title

AUR

AUR31616

Certificate III in Automotive Drivetrain Technology

 

Associated classes

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

7. Electrical accessory fitting work (EAF)

Definition

Any work required to install or remove an electrical accessory to a motor vehicle, except an electrical accessory that does not affect the performance, safety or security of the motor vehicle.

Requirement: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR20699

Certificate II in Automotive (Electrical — Accessory Fitting)

AUR05

AUR20405

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR05

AUR20408

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR12

AUR20412

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR

AUR20416

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

 

8. Electrical work (ELW)

Definition

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: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR30199

Certificate III in Automotive (Electrical)

AUR05

AUR30305

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR05

AUR30308

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR12

AUR30312

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR

AUR30316

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Associated classes

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

9. Engine reconditioning work (ERW)

Definition

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: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR30799

Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical — Engine Reconditioning)

AUR05

AUR30605

Certificate III in Automotive Specialist
Specialisation: Engine Reconditioning

AUR12

AUR31312

Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning

AUR12

AUR31512

Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning

AUR

AUR31316

Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning

Associated classes

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

10. Glazing work (GLW)

Definition

Any work required to install, repair or remove a windscreen or other glass in the body of a motor vehicle.

Requirement: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR22799

Certificate II in Automotive (Vehicle Body — Glazing))

AUR05

AUR20905

Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body
Specialisation: Vehicle Glazing

AUR12

AUR20912

Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology

AUR

AUR32216

Certificate III in Automotive Glazing Technology

 

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

Definition

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: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR21799

Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical — Vehicle Servicing)

AUR05

AUR20505

Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing
Specialisation: Heavy Vehicle

AUR12

AUR20512

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

AUR

AUR20516

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

 

Associated classes

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

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

Definition

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: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR30899

Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical — Heavy Vehicle Road Transport)

AUR05

AUR30405

Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology
Specialisation: Heavy Vehicle Road Transport

AUR12

AUR31112

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR

AUR31114

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR

AUR31116

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

 

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.

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

Definition

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: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR21799

Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical — Vehicle Servicing)

AUR05

AUR20505

Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing
Specialisation: Light Vehicle

AUR12

AUR20512

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

AUR

AUR20516

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

AUR

AUR32518

Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology

Associated classes

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

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

Definition

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: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR31099

Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical — Light Vehicle)

AUR05

AUR30405

Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology
Specialisation: Light Vehicle

AUR12

AUR30612

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR

AUR30616

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

 

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. 

15. Locksmith work (LSW)

Definition

Any work required to service, repair or replace a locking or transponder system that is, was, or may be, fitted to a motor vehicle.

Requirement:

Training package

Code

Title

MEM

MEM30819

Certificate III in Locksmithing

 

16. Mechanical accessory fitting work (MAF)

Definition

Any work required to install or remove a mechanical accessory to a motor vehicle, except a mechanical accessory that does not affect the performance, safety or security of the motor vehicle.

Requirement: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR22499

Certificate II in Automotive (Vehicle Body — Accessory  Fitting “Mechanical”)

AUR05

AUR20205

Certificate II in Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturing Specialisation: Accessory Fitting

 

17. Motor cycle servicing work (MCS)

Definition

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 -

  1. the fuel system;
  2. the air induction system;
  3. the engine;
  4. the ignition system;
  5. the engine management system;
  6. any cooling system;
  7. the driveline;
  8. any electronic drive management system;
  9. the braking system;
  10. the steering system;
  11. the suspension system;
  12. a wheel assembly;

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

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

Requirement: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR21799

Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical — Vehicle Servicing)

AUR05

AUR20505

Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing
Specialisation: Motorcycle

AUR12

AUR20512

Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing Technology

AUR

AUR20516

Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing Technology

 

Associated classes

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

18. Motor cycle work (MCW)

Definition

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: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR31199

Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical — Motor Cycle)

AUR05

AUR30405

Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology
Specialisation: Motorcycle

AUR12

AUR30812

Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology

AUR

AUR30816

Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology

 

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.

19. 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: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR31899

Certificate III in Automotive (Vehicle Body — Vehicle Painting)

AUR05

AUR30805

Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body
Specialisation: Vehicle Painting

AUR12

AUR32412

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

AUR

AUR32416

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

 

20. Panel beating work (PBW)

Definition

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: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR31699

Certificate III in Automotive (Vehicle Body — Panel Beating)

AUR05

AUR30805

Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body
Specialisation: Panel Beating

AUR12

AUR32112

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

AUR

AUR32116

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

 

Associated classes

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

21. Trimming work (TRI)

Definition

Any work required to fabricate, repair or replace a seat or any interior lining or floor covering in a motor vehicle, except any such work that does not affect the performance, safety or security of the motor vehicle.

Requirement: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR99

AUR31799

Certificate III in Automotive (Vehicle Body — Trimming)

AUR05

AUR30805

Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body
Specialisation: Vehicle Trimming

AUR12

AUR32312

Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology

AUR

AUR32316

Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology

 

Associated classes

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

22. Tyre fitting work (TFW)

Definition

Any work required to do any of the following in respect of a heavy vehicle, light vehicle or motor cycle –

  1. to repair or replace a rim, tyre or tube;
  2. to balance a wheel.

Requirement:

Training package

Code

Title

AUR

AUR21916

Certificate III in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology

AUR

AUR21920

Certificate III in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology

 

23. Underbody work (UNW)

Definition

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

Requirement: 

Training package

Code

Title

AUR

AUR32516

Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology

AUR

AUR3218

Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology

 

From 25 September 2021, some classes of repair work are no longer prescribed. More information can be found on our Changes to motor vehicle repair work classes 2021 page.

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