W121701 - Panel beater

Panel beater
Graham Bodyworks

Established for more than 50 years, Graham Bodyworks has a reputation for providing high quality repairs with excellent customer service. Using the latest technologies and equipment, we repair and restore vehicles to manufacturers' specifications. With state-of-the-art equipment and panel beating expertise, colour matching and refinishing, we offer a complete automotive body repair service and detailing.

We repair all vehicle types including Holden, Toyota, and Subaru through to European marques BMW, Mercedes, VW and Audi. Our Eltham site is also equipped with the latest technology to repair current model Tesla and electric vehicles.

Graham Bodyworks is offering placements at 3 sites; Eltham, Greensborough and Heidelberg (Amex Autobody in Heidelberg), and are offering opportunities in both spraypainting and panel beating. This is a fantastic opportunity in a quality workshop in a high demand industry. If you have a passion for motor vehicles and want to learn how to become an exceptional panel beater or spray painter then this is the place for you!

Skills You Might Learn

In alignment with Automotive vocational studies, students will acquire industry specific skills including basic panel beating skills or vehicle painting skills and industry knowledge. This employer uses state of the art equipment, and depending upon how well the student develops they may progress to more sophisticated tasks, including colour matching techniques and industry specific technology.
General skills the student will develop include; safe work practices, communication, team work and an understanding of time management.

Typical Tasks & Duties

This professional, local business will give the student a chance for a hands on placement in a workshop that specialises in collision repairs, restoration work and vehicle spray painting.
The student's tasks will include;
• keeping the workshop clean and tidy
• helping staff with tools and equipment, making sure all equipment is stored correctly
• assisting staff with the removal of damaged panels from vehicles
• other appropriate duties as directed by staff members

Depending on their developing skill level, the student may assist staff with the refitting of replacement panels and the panel beating of damaged panels. If spray painting is their field of interest, they will assist staff with the preparation of panels for painting.

The student will apply safe working practices and observe OH&S procedures in the workplace.

Student Requirements

Genuine applicants only! This industry offers great work opportunities and remuneration. Graham Bodyworks are looking for genuine Automotive students with a view to building their team.

This employer is seeking a dedicated team player and a student with genuine enthusiasm for the motor vehicle industry. Students should display a positive attitude and enthusiasm, be willing to learn, listen to instructions and take direction, be hard working with a good eye for detail and prepared to undertake basic cleaning and tidying duties along with some car washing.
The right candidate should:
• Show an obvious interest in either panel beating or spray painting
• Be motivated and display enthusiasm for the role on offer
• Have good communication skills and be happy to take direction
• Have a good work ethics
• Demonstrate the ability to be an excellent team player and understand the impact of their role within the team
• Be punctual and reliable
• Demonstrate an excellent eye for detail - very important in this industry

A student demonstrating the right skills may progress to further opportunities with this employer and will be suitably recognised for their hard work.
This employer is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer.

Dress Requirements

Sturdy work clothes are required, work boots and be prepared to get dirty.
Safety equipment such as goggles, gloves, etc will be supplied by the employer for use on site.

Special Transport Requirements

Venue is close to bus and train access.


  • AUR20716 - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
  • AUR32116 - Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology
  • AUR32416 - Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology
Positions: 3 Positions
ID Number: W121701
Industry Area: AUTOMOTIVE
Location: Eltham - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: This employer is offering; - 2 day per week placements, days to be negotiated - block week placements during school holidays A full work day is 8.00am to 4.30pm.
Added By: Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning & Employment Network


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