Tag: Training

Next year’s Autocare convention in Brisbane is shaping up to be Australia’s largest education-led automotive event, its already packed line-up of trainers and speakers now confirmed to include renowned aftermarket diagnostic specialist Brandon Steckler from the United States. A qualified master technician and a world-renowned trainer, author and speaker, Brandon Steckler is an instructor at CarQuest Technical Institute Continue reading Autocare 2023 training line-up firms for Brisbane event next June

In the six years since the first future:gas refrigerant roadshow took place, there have been changes of government on both sides of the Tasman, escalating uptake of electrified vehicles and unprecedented use of the word ‘unprecedented’ caused by a seemingly relentless barrage of plague, fire and flood. While all that has been going on, a Continue reading future:gas is back in 2023!

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association has released information about the 225 square-metre Workshop of the Future Pavilion that is sure to be a highlight of the 2022 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo for visiting VASA members. Fully enclosed with a layout replicating a futuristic workshop, the pavilion will bring together state-of-the-art equipment and technology with regular Continue reading Workshop of the Future Pavilion at Aftermarket Expo shaping up as a must-see attraction

It is time for automotive workshops to consider the effect that electric cars might have on their operations but fortunately there is already much in the way of support for workshops looking to increase their repertoire and prepare for the future.  Many are thinking about investing in the training and equipment required to assess and Continue reading How to get up to speed on EV repairs

Scania training

Komatsu and Scania are making big training pushes to address skills shortages in the heavy transport and off-highway sectors, while drivetrain component supplier Dana is supporting technical training for electrified mining equipment. Earthmoving and mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu is investing $6m in establishing a training hub in Perth, construction of which is expected to be Continue reading Big training push in heavy, off-highway sectors

automotive apprentice

Australia’s federal government has extended its wage subsidy scheme for apprentices and trainees for another year, ending 30 September 2021. The scheme, said to have helped create around 100,000 apprenticeships to date, was introduced in 2020 as part of the economic response to COVID-19 and subsidises 50 per cent of the wages of apprentices and trainees. In total, Continue reading Extension for Australian apprenticeship subsidy

heads of agreement for skills reform

Australian employers, employees, business owners, learners, apprentices, job seekers, peak bodies, unions, employer associations and registered training organisations are invited to have their say on vocational education and training (VET) reform. The deadline for submissions is 12 pm AEDT on Monday 1 March 2021. A discussion paper has been released with topics to be covered Continue reading Call for feedback on how to improve vocational education and training in Australia

ASA welcomes the upcoming replacement of controversial Unit of Competency AURETU005 “Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems” as part of a broader update to the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair (AUR) Training Package due to concerns raised by this organisation and other industry groups. Continue reading Common sense prevails in change to HC retrofit requirements within AUR Training Package