Snapshot

Vehicle Painters prepare surfaces of vehicles, match and mix colours and apply paint.
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Vehicle Painters
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
8,100
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$968
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Decline
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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

Job Titles

  • Vehicle Painter

Job Titles

  • Vehicle Painter

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Body
  • Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body

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