Careers Guide

Panel Beater

What people in this role do:

  • Remove damaged vehicle panels and components
  • Hammer panels with specialised panel beating tools to remove dent
  • Use mechanical and hydraulic equipment to straighten damaged vehicles
  • Cut, fit and weld replacement parts
  • Fill dents with plastic fillers and file, grind and sand repaired surfaces using power and hand tools
  • Refit the repaired panel or replacement onto the vehicle and reassemble connecting components such as door locks and trims
  • Realign vehicle body frames using specialised alignment machines
  • Dismantle damaged auto-electric components and repair or replace where appropriate
  • Assist body builders to build custom-designed or restore vintage vehicles
  • Assist spray painter with finishing touches

Your chances of success will be better if you have:

  • Enjoy practical and manual work
  • Ability to work with mechanical equipment
  • Good coordination
  • Able to visualise the end product
  • Good sight and colour vision
  • Technical mind
  • School Certificate

The Future

  • Employment for a minimum of four years
  • Employment areas include: crash repairers, service stations, car dealers, motor vehicle manufacturers, insurance companies
  • For more options see www.myfuture.edu.au
     

Who to contact for more information and advice?

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 8571 0999
F (02) 8571 0988
jamie.hardy@aes.org.au
www.aes.org.au
1-9 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037 All NSW

ACT Apprenticeships

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T 1800 454 095
F 02-6257 8466
office@actapprenticeships.com.au
http://www.citea.com.au/
3 Rosevear Place Dickson A.C.T 2602 Dickson ACT

ApprenticePower

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 9722 5419
F (02) 9831 3849
info@apprenticepower.com.au
www.apprenticepower.com.au
Unit 14, 18 Third Avenue Blacktown NSW 2148 Sydney

Apprentices Trainees Employment Ltd (ATEL)

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 8875 6100
sydney@atel.com.au
www.atel.com.au
Suite 3 Level 2, 13-15 Lyon Park Road North Ryde NSW 2113 All NSW

Australian Training Company

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T 02 9704 1500
jrosman@austrg.com.au
www.austrg.com.au
30-32 Pomeroy St Homebush NSW 2140 All NSW

Auswide Services Ltd

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 6492 3944
F (02) 6492 4594
bega@auswideprojects.com.au
www.auswideprojects.com.au
163 Auckland ST Bega NSW 2550 Bega

Central Coast Group Training

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 43532655
F (02) 43531917
info@ccgt.com.au
www.ccgt.com.au
Unit 6, 6 Reliance Drive Tuggerah NSW 2259 Central Coast, Sydney Metropolitan, Newcastle

HVTC (Hunter Valley Training Company)

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 4932 4222
F (02) 4932 4544
admin@hvtc.com.au
www.hvtc.com.au
East Greta Junction Maitland NSW 2320 All NSW

MG My Gateway

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 4627 1388
F (02) 4627 1040
jobs@mygateway.org.au
www.mygateway.org.au
Suite 206, 4 Hyde Parade Campbelltown NSW 2560 Sydney

MTA Apprentices Plus

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 9891 6900
F (02) 9687 3069
info@mtaplus.com.au
www.mtaplus.com.au
Suite 22-25 level 1, 181 Church Street Parramatta NSW 2150 Sydney

Novaskill

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 4351 5200
F (02) 4351 5900
admingsf@novaskill.com.au
www.novaskill.com.au
Suite 15 1 Reliance Dr PO Box 3408 Tuggerah NSW 2259 NSW

ON-Q Human Resources

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 6671 3800
murwillumbah@onqhr.com.au
www.onqhr.com.au
Shop 2, 58 Wollumbin Street (PO Box 226) MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484 Murwillumbah

STE 1300 Apprentice

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (02) 9715 7344
F (02) 9745 2900
info@1300apprentice.com.au
www.1300apprentice.com.au
Level 2, 28 Burwood Road Burwood NSW 2134 Sydney

West State

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T (08) 8087 6588
F (08) 8087 8337
westate@iinet.net.au
www.weststatetraining.com.au
163 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880 Broken Hill

WPC Group

Phone / Fax / Email / Website Address Regions Serviced
T 1300 760 099
F 1300 760 077
nswreception@wpcgroup.org.au
www.wpcgroup.org.au
Suite 2 / 190 George Street Parramatta, NSW 2150 Sydney