Certificate in Car Detailing Online Short Course

Provider Courses for Success
Course Outcome Certificate of Completion
Study Mode Online
Duration 5 hours
Start Date Anytime – start today!
Cost $149.00
  • What you'll learn


    Courses for Success provides online learning at your own pace. Earn your certification in car detailing and you can become an asset to any business. You could even open your own establishment and be your own boss! This online course teaches students several important techniques for becoming expert detailers:

    • Interior detailing
    • Engine bay and wheel cleaning
    • Body wash
    • Waxing and polishing
    • Professional detailing
    • Establishing your own business

    When you enrol in the online course, you’ll receive an email with instructions for accessing an online instructional video learning platform. The course is available for use on any computer or smart mobile device.

    Following the course is easy: first watch demonstrations of all the tips and techniques you’ll need to become an expert detailer, then pass the online assessment and receive your certificate of completion. There are no outside classes to attend so your study can work around your schedule.

    After purchasing this course, you will be provided with unlimited, lifetime access to its materials.

  • Ideal for


    This short course is ideal for anyone looking to obtain work as an expert car, caravan or boat detailer; or a business owner supervising detailers. This course can give you the information and expertise you need to market your business and develop your own career.

    There are no formal entry requirements for this short course, however you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader  and Microsoft Word in order to access course materials.

  • Career Outcomes

    • Learn to detail any car, any make
    • Learn professional polishing and waxing techniques
    • Specialty products – how to use them and how to sell them
    • How to open and market your business
    • How to cut down your overheads

    If you've ever dreamed of being your own boss, running a profitable business, and setting your own goals, this could be just what you've been waiting for. The opportunity is yours; all you need is the motivation and will to succeed.

    Completion of this short course will see you awarded with a Courses For Success certificate of completion.

  • Course Content


    Unit 1: Detailing the interior

    You are shown how to make light work of an interior clean as Jim Papallo, from Pacer Auto Products shares his trade secrets with us and demonstrates how it is done in real time.

    • How to vacuum the interior
    • What vacuum tools to use
    • How to get into hard-to-reach crevices
    • How to do extraction cleaning of upholstery
    • How to apply upholstery protection
    • What products to use for cleaning interior windows
    • How to professionally dress the interior

    Unit 2: Engine bay & wheels

    This unit covers how to effectively clean and dress the engine bay and wheels to a professional standard.

    You are given a thorough demonstration of how to do each job from start to finish.


    • What mistakes to avoid
    • What products will work best
    • How to make your job easier
    • How to dress the engine bay to make the motor look brand new
    • How to use tools correctly

    Unit 3: Body Wash

    This unit covers how to wash the body of the car. The body wash is the most important part of the detailing process as this is the first thing the customer notices when they pick up their car.

    You are shown the best-practice technique to wash the car, including preparation and finishing.


    • What products to use
    • Tips on the best equipment to use
    • The areas that people forget
    • How to make your job easier

    Unit 4: Polish & Wax Professionally

    This unit covers polishing and waxing the exterior paintwork.

    You are shown how to buff up oxidised paint and how to apply a cutting polish and wax by hand to bring up a rich deep shine in the paintwork.

    You will see how effortlessly a professional look can be achieved when you use the right products with the correct technique, making it easy for you to keep your customers satisfied and coming back again and again.


    • How to make the finishing touches
    • What products and equipment to use
    • How to use a power buffer
    • The correct pads to use on the buffer

    Unit 5: Specialty products and problem solving

    In this unit we look at some useful accessories to add to your kit.

    You are given tips on when to use these accessories and what applications to use them on.

    You are also given tips on getting started and running your business.


    • What quantity of products to buy
    • What vehicle will suit your business
    • How to get available jobs
    • How to avoid mistakes
    • How to diversify your business
    • How to build repeat business
    • How to work with water restrictions
    • About your work environment
    • How to up-sell to your customers
    • How to know your customers
    • How to look for additional business
    • How to stay at the cutting edge of your trade

    Unit 6: Business management and marketing

    In this unit you will learn the ten most important steps to get your business up and running and earning you money as soon as possible.


    • How to name your business
    • What bank accounts you should open
    • What stationery you need
    • How to prepare invoices
    • How to get testimonials
    • How to research your competitors
    • About effective communication systems
    • What insurance you will need

    Other topics covered in detail include:

    • The use of Marquees
    • The equipment you will need
    • Educating yourself
    • Uniforms
    • OH&S
    • Staff
    • Pricing
    • Customer needs
    • Specialisation
    • Marketing
    • Keeping your books
  • Payment Information


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    Pay and enrol for this course through our quick and secure checkout system. MasterCard, Visa and PayPal accepted.

  • Why Courses for Success?

    Courses for Success

    Boasting one of the most extensive and diverse course lists on offer, Courses for Success have hundreds of online courses. With everything from accounting to art, wedding planning to web design, they are a great option for anyone with specific professional development needs or with a particular hobby to pursue – there really is a course to suit everyone.

    Courses for Success has developed its own online courses and utilises the latest technology to deliver them at affordable prices across ten countries. They have also partnered with some of Australia’s leading training providers to offer a range of accredited courses, with accessibility their main aim.

    As a student of Courses for Success, you’ll benefit from 24/7 access to your online course materials, enabling you to study whenever and wherever you want.

    You will also receive ongoing support from a tutor who is available to answer your questions and help keep you motivated as you may your way through the course material.