DIY Restoration Panelbeating - Entry

Photo of a female student sanding a bumper bar.

If you’re a car or motorcycle enthusiast and you want to gain skills that will enable you to perform your own bodywork repairs, this course is for you.

You’ll learn how to: identify vehicle body work construction; smooth, shrink, fill and metal a repair; identify and prevent corrosion; repair minor damage; identify and us MIG and oxyacetylene welding plans.

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Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a copy of the application form, available here, and email to or mail to Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

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