• Westlakes Recruitment
  • New Zealand
  • 30/04/2021
EOI - Expression of Interest Trades

Job Description


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

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


Alternative Title:Collision Repairer
Repairs damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles and forms replacement vehicle panels. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3


A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4) AND a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience