324311 Vehicle Painter

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
324311
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Vehicle Painter
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

324311 VEHICLE PAINTER

Alternative Title:
Vehicle Refinisher

Prepares surfaces of vehicles, matches and mixes colours and applies paint. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 3

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
3

3243 Vehicle Painters

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
3243
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Vehicle Painters
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

3243 VEHICLE PAINTERS

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
995.90
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
483.60
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
932.80