Automotive - Panel Refinishing

Gain an introduction in to what a career in collision repair and automotive refinishing could be like.

What you will learn

  • US 21699 (Level 3, 3 credits): Prepare a painted automotive panel for repair and paint as well as preparing a bare metal panel for painting
  • Lean minor dent repair e.g. ‘shopping trolley dent’ and prepping ready for painting
  • Try out spray painting a car in our virtual spray booth

Safety footwear with a steel toe cap is required for health and safety purposes.

WelTec will provide eye protection, dust masks and coveralls. 


First offering: Friday 5 May, Friday 12 May, Friday 19 May, Friday 26 May, Friday 9 June

Second offering: Friday 28 July, Friday 4 August, Friday 11 August, Friday 18 August, Friday 25 August

What your week will look like

Class Possible Class No Class
Study timetable

Timetable is indicative only, a full timetable will be available prior to course start. 

Upcoming start dates

  • 5 May 2017
  • 28 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

You must be attending secondary school.

What it will cost


  • No study fees (other course related costs may still apply)
This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details


  • Fee to be confirmed

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?


Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.


To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Offered by:
School of Business and Information Technology
Offered by:
Te Kete Hangarau o te Pākihi me te Aronui
Formal programme title:
STAR Automotive - Panel Refinishing
Programme code: