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Certificate in Car Detailing Online Course

Certificate in Car Detailing Online Course

Learn Car Detailing and How to Start Your Own Business

Learn the Techniques of Car Detailing and How to Start Your Own Business

The Certificate in Car Detailing is a comprehensive course covering the methods and tools required to detail cars, including how to detail the interior, engine bay & wheels, body wash, how to wax and polish professionally and more, plus how to run a profitable Car Detailing business.

The course is broken up into three modules. The first module covers car detailing whereby we go into detail all the steps you must follow to detail a car, all presented on online videos so you can follow step by step and rewind and stop whenever you like. Following this module we go through the 10 steps you must follow to start your own business, which will get you up and running quickly and easily.

Also included are four valuable courses in Business Development, including Entrepreneurship, which will help you succeed in business, Personal Branding to enable you to build your brand, Interpersonal Skills to teach you communication skills and most importantly Organisational Skills to help you achieve your goals.

For a comprehensive list and reviews of all courses available simply click the units of study tab.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, learn car detailing techniques and how to run your own business with Courses For Success Today!

Course Outcomes:

  • How To Detail The Car – From A To Z.
  • The Serious Differences Between Different Makes of Cars - and How to Detail For Them!
  • How To Polish & Wax Professionally
  • Speciality Products - Decrease your overhead, increase your profit!
  • How To Start Your Business (Step-By-Step)
  • How To Market Your Business
  • How To Sell Your Products Effectively
  • …And Much More!

Career Prospects:

  • Work as a vehicle detailer
  • Work as caravan or boat detailer
  • Start your own detailing business

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Discover how to detail your car and Start your Own Business
  2. Comprehensive 3 module Certificate in Car Detailing Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions, videos & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading car detailing experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Other Courses To Start Your Own Business

Do you want to start your own business? Courses For Success have a huge range of courses relevant to you! Check them out and book in today!

Please Note: We have included reviews from our Personal Success Program as we provide this free program with every course.

Module 1: Learn Car Detailing Techniques

Unit 1: Detailing the interior

You are shown how to make light work of an interior clean.

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

Unit 5: Specialty products & 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 & marketing

In this unit you will learn the 10 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 indetail include:

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

Resource materials

Included in the course are many useful tools to help get your business started:

  • Downloadable course manual
  • Sample business plan
  • Example flyers
  • Sample invoices

Module 2: 10 Steps To Start A New Business Online Short Course


  • How to choose a business name
  • What to consider when choosing a business name
  • What type of business structure you need
  • The importance of bookeeping
  • The importance of doing a business plan
  • How to open a business bank account and factors to consider
  • Choosing a business location and business leases
  • Tax, Companies and licenses
  • How to organise your business stationary and what you need
  • Marketing and branding ideas
  • How to choose employees
  • What types of insurances do you need?
  • Starting a business, buying a franchise or buying an established business

Module 3: Business Development

Course 1 - Entrepreneurship Online Short Course

  • Make Your Business Venture an Astounding Success!
  • Understand how to start a business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Get financing for your business
  • Hire and train employees
  • Run your business
  • Grow your business
  • Is It Feasible?
  • What Are Your Interests?
  • Do You Have the Experience?
  • Are You an Expert?
  • What is the market/competition like
  • Is the Venture Lucrative?
  • Is There Competition?
  • How Can You Set Yourself Apart from the Competition?
  • Basics of starting a business
  • Legal Structure of the Business
  • Create a business plan
  • What Should Be Included in the Business Plan
  • Gather Documentation
  • Get financing
  • Hire employees
  • Training employees
  • Market the business
  • Create a Website
  • Networking Groups
  • Social Media
  • Run the business
  • Grow the business

Course 2 - Personal Branding Online Short Course

  • Managing Your Personal Brand To Help You Achieve Success
  • Define your image
  • Control your image
  • Understand how to sharpen your brand
  • Use social media appropriately
  • Manage your brand in a crisis
  • Develop a professional appearance
  • Controlling and developing your image
  • Personal and professional influences
  • Sharpening your brand
  • Have an Objective
  • Appearance matters
  • Never Burn a Bridge
  • Social media
  • Blogging
  • Networking
  • Brand management during a crisis
  • Branding personality traits
  • Identify Your Unique Values

Course 3 - Interpersonal Skills Online Short Course

  • Learn Powerful Communication Skills!
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with power
  • Non-verbal communication skills
  • Body language
  • The signals you sent to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it
  • Making small talk and moving beyond
  • Moving the conversation along
  • Asking for examples
  • Using repetition
  • Usng summary questions
  • Asking for clarity and completeness
  • Remembering names
  • Influencing skills
  • Creating a powerful introduction
  • Using Mnemonics
  • Uh-oh... I've forgotten your name
  • Bringing people to your side
  • Sharing your opinion
  • Negotiation basics
  • Making an impact

Course 4 - Organizational Skills Online Course

  • Remove the clutter
  • Just do it
  • You dont have to keep everything
  • Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place
  • Prioritize
  • Write it down
  • Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Divide tasks
  • 80/20 rule
  • Scheduling your time
  • Have a master calendar
  • Setting deadlines
  • Remove or limit the time wasters
  • Coping with things outside of your control
  • To do lists
  • Use a day planner
  • Finish what you start
  • Focus on the important
  • Do quick tasks immediately
  • Paper and paperless storage
  • Find a system that works for you
  • Make it consistent
  • Make it time sensitive
  • Setting up archives
  • Organization in your work area
  • Tools to fight procrastination
  • Remove distractions
  • Give yourself a reward
  • Break up large tasks
  • Organising your inbox
  • Setting delivery rules
  • Folder and message hierachy
  • Deal with email right away
  • Flag and highlight important item
  • Avoid the causes of disorganization
  • Discipline is the key to staying organized
  • Stay within your systems
  • Learn to say No
  • Have organisiation be part of your life
  • Plan for tomorrow, today

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

  • Microsoft Windows 98, or
  • PC
  • Apple Mac
  • iPad, iPad mini, all smart devices etc

Students will also need access to the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and
  • Microsoft word
  • We recommend using Firefox browser

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21 March 2018 11:34:40 AM

Very productive. Thank you so much

21 March 2018 10:38:49 AM

This has been my favourite module so far. Only because I feel like there is a lot of room for improvement to be done on my behalf in this field. I love the case studies as they are so relevant to everyday life.

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This course was awesome! It really helped explain problem areas I have, especially with procrastination. I will definitely use these tools further in my future to set and achieve my goals....

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Very helpful course. Really opened my mind up to persist with my goals and to take it one step at a time and free my mind, rather than rushing multiple things at once.

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Really good course ,I really like the style of this particular course to set my own goals

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A good bonus course

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very helpful course

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Very good course!!

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Very interesting subject and much to apply in daily life - personal as well as work.

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Highly recommend this course

15 March 2018 07:23:11 PM

This is a very good course. I got a lot out of it.

15 March 2018 11:32:07 AM

The workbook opened the door to where I am now and how much I have progressed emotionally

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This was a very helpful course for future courses or endeavors to come. It teaches you a lot about yourself and what you can do to improve yourself and your life. I will always take these lessons I have learned over the past weeks to help me navigate a better and more successful future for myself...

11 March 2018 08:41:00 PM

A great way to unmuddle your life.

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An excellent resource to help you to get up and to get going on what matters to you.

10 March 2018 10:33:58 AM

Gave me lots to think about and definitely feeling more positive about myself!

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: CFS004
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 10 - 20 Hours
Assessments: Yes (multiple choice)
Qualification: Certificate (IAOTS Accredited)