Issue 28, 7 February 2013                                                                               


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Trade Certification Program is back for 2013

If you missed out last year on having your trade skills recognised, trade certification is the way to go. Delivered in partnership with Kangan Institute, it is a pathway to have your trade experience, skills and knowledge assessed and formally recognised via a nationally recognised qualification in your automotive trade. For requirements, cost and eligibility criteria click on the link below or contact VACC Skills Development Centre on 9829 1126.

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Enrol through Red Cross, a VACC First Aid Health and Safety provider and take advantage of the VACC member discount.




Technical Courses

Electronic and Electric Fundamentals

28 February & 1 March (2 full days), Cost $545

Regional Presentation Geelong

Ignition System Diagnosis

13 March (evening), Cost $150

Electronic Sensor and Actuator Diagnosis

18 & 19 March (2 full days), Cost $545

On-Board Diagnostics

22 April (1 day), Cost $325

Regional Presentation Albury/Wodonga

Ignition System Diagnosis

30 April (evening), Cost $150


Online, Cost $132



OHS - Compliance Courses

Initial Level 5 Day Course for HSRs, Managers and Supervisors

7, 14, 21, 28 March & 4 April, Cost $935

1 day HSRs Refresher Training

26 March, Cost $272

Environmental Compliance

Online, Cost: $99



Business and Management

Open Universities Australia



Electronic and Electric Fundamentals - New Course 2013

Enhance your understanding and knowledge further with a 2-day course on electric and electronic fundamentals. It is available to tradespersons of all experience levels and automotive apprentices in their last or second last year of apprenticeship. Enrol today - only 7 vacancies left!

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Apprenticeship Mentor Program

Reminder to all VACC members that the Apprenticeship Mentor Program, tailored for the first year* apprentice, can be accessed free of charge and is available in both metro and regional areas. As a non-intrusive support program, it provides support for the business and the apprentice as needed. To find out more contact your regions VACC Mentor representative.


Inner City - Effie Tsetinis

M: 0408 132 005

Western Suburbs - Lisa Price

M: 0408 279 190

Eastern/NorthEastern/Peninsula - Rob Walker

M: 0409 019 918

North Eastern - Alistair Hunter

M: 0408 229 843

Western Victoria - Mark Deckert

M: 0408 315 082

North Eastern Victoria - Callum Ross

M: 0408 206 299

Tasmania - Natalie Kingston

M: 0408 991 759

*Please note that if you are also experiencing difficulties with a second year Apprentice they can also be eligible for the service.

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Posted by Auto Skills Australia

iTunes are currently featuring a series of free Stanford University lectures discussing the past, present and future of cars. For those who are interested in a very broad range of discussions on this subject go to the link below.

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Host employers - Geelong and Western Suburbs

VACC Auto Apprenticeships are currently in need of new host employers in the Geelong and Western Suburbs area. If you are looking for an apprentice and would like further information on the host employer benefits access the link below.

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If you would like any information on our training offerings, please contact VACC SDC on 03 9829 1140 to speak to one of our team members or alternatively email us via info@vaccsdc.com.au.

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