Get your PDR Experience Certified.

Core PDR Hail – RPL Assessment is an online exam with a hands-on practical test that gives you industry certification and recognition to work with other companies in the industry.

Our modules teach industry standards and frameworks for a variety of different PDR methods and techniques. Upon completion of this assessment, you will be eligible for our advanced upskilling courses that give you the leading edge in speed and quality of repairs resulting in a large increase in profits.

Apprenticeship Pathway

Duration: Up to 4 Weeks

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Delivery Mode: Face-to-Face


Get The Certification To Stand Out In A Competitive Industry.

A reputable accreditation to establish your own business as a Hail Response Technician.

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Your Roadmap From Experienced to Core PDR Certified

Week One


  • Introduction // Overview
  • PDR Tools // Safety Precautions
  • Tool kart Setup
  • LED Light Reading // Positioning
  • Repair Levels // Focus Levels
  • Pushing Rhythms // Locating & Repairing
  • Leverage // Tool selection
  • Locate and tracking Framework
  • Tapping Down
  • Feather & Pressure hold Framework
  • Practical
  • Pushing // Tapping Down
  • Weekly Review // Practical // Half Day Saturday
Week Two


  • Glue Pulling // Slide Hammer & Mini Lifter
  • Panel Shapes & Tensions
  • Cross Checking // Flat, Concave & Convex
  • Hammer Blending
  • Practical // Test
  • Glue Pulling // Blending // Cross Checking
  • Week 2 reviews // Practical
Week Three


  • Pushing // Rods Soft & Sharp Tip
  • Tapping Up // Hold & Tapping Down
  • Extreme Dents // Stretched dent Repair
  • Practical // Pushing Soft tip // Tapping Up & Hold tapping down
  • Practical Test // Stretched Dent Repair
  • Week 3 Reviews // Practical


Post Course Support & Mentoring

We want you to feel confident and armed to take on any hurdles that may arise when you start out doing your first repairs. So, for the next 6 months after your course, we’re on hand for you to turn to with any questions, hiccups or problems you run in to.

Additionally, you will have access to the following 4 Super Sessions:

  • Session 1: This session will troubleshoot any questions or issues you have around invoicing and accounts.
  • Session 2: This session will provide support and answer any questions you have around a specific problem, repair or job.
  • Session 3: This session provides networking opportunities to kick start you in the PDR Industry so you’re well-connected and can find work.
  • Session 4: This session is your opportunity to bring any questions you still have to the table to be answered.

Career Opportunities

One of our main driving factors of creating The Dent Academy was to create reliable PDR technicians we can count on to deliver outstanding work. Upon graduating Core PDR, you have the opportunity to join our HRT team. If we can’t supply work, we’ll position you with industry players and companies who may be able to provide work.


John Ashton

Founder of The Dent Academy & Hail Response Team (HRT)

Beginning his career as an apprentice boat builder, John transferred his skills into Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) and started working with world-class technicians across 4 different countries. From repair work directly for vehicle manufacturers to fixing brand new cars before they were shipped worldwide, John has personally repaired over 1 000 vehicles – earning him consistent, 6 figure year incomes.

Arriving home, he realised he could raise the standard of Australia’s PDR Industry. HRT was created and specialises in catastrophic repair and damage. John prides himself on creating nothing less than perfection from both himself and his students and is determined to produce an end finish that is considered unachievable in the industry.

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“After the 4 weeks, I’m definitely confident I can go out there and apply myself and do the job... with the support and education these guys give you, I was ready to go out and do the tasks on my own.”

Darryn JonesThe Dent Academy Student



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