The competition tasks of this skill category are based on the Vocational qualification in
the vehicle sector. The qualification titles of the
basic qualification are autokorinkorjaaja (vehicle body repairer),
automaalari (vehicle painter), automyyjä (car salesperson), ajoneuvoasentaja
(vehicle mechanic), pienkonekorjaaja(small machinery repairer) and varaosamyyjä (part
The professional who have completed the qualification may work according
to the competence area for example in vehicle sales, car repair shops, car or
car parts shops, car painting shops or in industries manufacturing different
vehicle bodies, special vehicles and caravans.
Description of the skill category
A vehicle body repairer prepares a damage analysis and cost estimate for
a damaged vehicle. S/he repairs the vehicle ready for painting. The work of a vehicle body repairer requires diverse
technical skills, hand skills and customer service skills.
The competition is individual.
competency in this vocation lies in repairing damages caused by accidents. An
accident may damage a vehicle’s technology, body structure, and cosmetic
A knowledge of
body materials and their repair methods is essential when it comes to cars with
modern safety technology. Correctly interpreting and following the car
manufacturer’s body repair instructions is necessary in order to reach a safe
with various equipment are an essential part of autobody repair work. The
competitors must also have a good command of various measuring and testing
instruments. Post-painting outfitting and quality assurance are also a part of