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Spraypainter

Apply paint to vehicles and other surfaces using specialised techniques.
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What's it like to be a Spraypainter?

Spraypainters apply paint to vehicles and other surfaces, preparing and customising colours for their customers. Spraypainters may work in large workshops or for insurance repairers, and may carry out general crash repair spray painting or more specialised custom paintwork.

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How to become a Spraypainter


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Spraypainters usually complete a vocational qualification as part of an apprenticeship to become qualified. You may also need a licence to perform vehicle repairs.

  1. Get experience in a body shop, learning from Spraypainters on the job.
  2. Complete a Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology (AUR32416) as part of an apprenticeship. The course will usually take three years to complete.
  3. If you’re looking to move into management of a spraypainting business, completing a Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology (AUR40718) will equip you with those further skills needed to run a successful shop.

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Latest Spraypainter reviews

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Oct 2018
Being lead painter is a hard challenge if role but, we’ll worth it.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Spraypainter
The good things
The best thing about being a lead painter is having more opinion on the process and best way to achieve the right outcome for the job, along with taking on more exciting tasks and having the confide...
The challenges
The biggest challenge about being a lead painter or any spraypainter for that fact is “Time”, as you are the last line of the repairing and/or manufacturing process you are continuously in a race agai...
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May 2021
Spray painting should only be considered if your seriously passionate
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Automotive (Vehicle Body - Vehicle Painting)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Automotive painting
The good things
Your jobs never endanger of being redundant there’s work everywhere in the sense everyone has a car everyone crashes at one point
The challenges
It’s heavy workload physically and mentally demanding if something goes wrong you are the last person to touch the car before the customer gets it back so things that go wrong can be blamed on you eve...
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