Vehicle body builders manufacture and repair vehicle bodies. This may include a range of vehicles such as buses, coaches, caravans, armoured vans, tray and van bodies, mobile workshops, semi-trailers, refrigerated vans, horse floats, fire trucks and special police vehicles.

Where vehicle body builders are employed

Vehicle body builders work primarily in the transport equipment industries, including bus and rail transport. Some are employed by firms that perform repair work, or are self-employed.


Full-time vehicle body builders in South Australia generally earn between $800 and $999 per week.

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Job prospects

In 2011 there were 188 people employed full-time as vehicle body builders in South Australia, compared with 242 in 2006.

How to become one

Usually you need to complete an apprenticeship in automotive vehicle body. For more information see apprenticeships.

Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.

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