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ANZSCO Code: 324111

Panelbeaters repair damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles, and form replacement vehicle panels. 

Occupation description

Panelbeaters repair damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles, and form replacement vehicle panels. 

Their job involves:

  • removing damaged panels and parts, and removing upholstery and accessories to gain access 
  • removing dents by hammering panels 
  • straightening damaged vehicles and parts using mechanical and hydraulic equipment 
  • replacing badly damaged sections with new or second-hand panels 
  • filling depressions with plastic filler and filing grinding and sanding repaired surfaces 
  • cutting and joining replacement sections using welding equipment 
  • fitting repaired or replacement panels on vehicles and refitting body hardware such as door locks and trims. 

Panelbeaters may also: 

  • assist vehicle body builders in constructing and restoring custom-designed, vintage and other specialty vehicles 
  • spray-paint vehicles 

How will I be Assessed?

Documentary Evidence Assessment

We will review your documentary evidence to ensure it meets the employment and training requirements and indicates that you have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience as a Panelbeater. 

You can find information about the employment, training, and document requirements below:

Technical Assessment

If you are successful in Stage 1, you will complete a technical interview with our assessor. The technical interview will be conducted in English with no interpreters allowed.

For more information about the technical interview, see the Stage 2 Assessment Guide.

How to Apply

If you're a tradesperson, your skills and experience will be assessed by someone who has worked in your trade and understands your skills and qualifications. VETASSES is Australia's leading assessment body for trades and we can assess 27 different trade occupations. 


Step 1

Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment. 


Step 2

Understand the Assessment Process 


Step 3

Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide 


Step 4

Find the cost you’ll need to pay up front for your trade skills assessment 


Step 5


You are strongly encouraged to review each of the units of competency shown above. To do this: 

1. Go to the following website:

2. Enter a unit code (e.g. MSMWHS200) into the ‘Title or code’ search box.

3. Click on the ‘NRT’ button.

4. Click on the ‘Search’ button.

5. Read the Unit of Competency information.

Start your online application