Issue 30, 21 March 2013                                                                               


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Case Study: HEV and BEV Course

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) has formed a partnership with Kangan Institute of TAFE to assist VACC's small business members with gaining the latest training and information for new and emerging technologies in electric and hybrid vehicle development. With assistance from Auto Skills Australia (ASA), the ability to access co-contribution funding under the National Workforce Development Fund has ensured the associated training costs were within reach of all participants.


Cameron Fraser from Mobile Car Care was commenting, as one of the program's participants, on the necessity of automotive technicians to stay current with technological advancements.


"My company prides itself on having their technicians skilled and prepared to work with the latest vehicle technologies, as well as offering a high degree of professional customer service. This course has definitely given me a greater insight in to electrical technologies in BEVs and HEVs, which will help me in my job..."


In 2013, VACC members will have access to similar type of courses ensuring a continuation in updating skills and knowledge in line with latest vehicle technologies.

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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.




Technical Courses

On Board Diagnostics

22 April (1 day), Cost $325

Regional Presentation Albury/Wodonga

Ignition System Diagnosis

Minimum 25 participants required to run the course

30 April (evening), Cost $150

Vehicle Dynamics Control

9 & 10 May (2 full days), Cost $545

Regional Presentation Ballarat

Ignition System Diagnosis

Minimum 25 participants required to run the course

30 April (evening), Cost $150


Suitable for apprentices and all technician levels

Online, Cost $132



OHS - Compliance Courses

Environmental Compliance

Online, Cost: $99




First Aid Red Cross Programs

Apply First Aid, Cost: $164

Apply First Aid - 1 day format, Cost: $100

Basic First Aid, Cost: $88

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Cost: $52

VACC members discount code available.

Expires 30/04/2013



Business and Management

Open Universities Australia



Automotive Apprentice of the Year Awards

The Australian automotive industry has welcomed 70 trained, ready to work and trade skilled employees on 14 March 2013. The auto-apprentices received their Certificate of Graduation at the annual Graduation Ceremony in Melbourne, following the successful completion of their four year VACC auto-apprenticeship. The Graduation Ceremony also included the inaugural VACC Apprentice and Trainee Awards.

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Bosch Technical Course - Enrolments close 8 April 2013

As on board diagnostics are an integral part of all modern vehicles, a clear understanding of these systems is essential for diagnosis of vehicles and efficient use of scan tools. By enrolling in this course you will further your knowledge of vehicle multiplexing structures, communication networks (CAN, ISO and SAE), detailed investigation of OBD and OBII systems, and use of scan tools (KTS and others) for improved fault diagnosis. Don't delay, reserve your spot now!

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What you did not know!

ASA has release the 2013 E-scan, a report on the current state of the automotive industry in Australia. The report highlights the likely scenarios and outcomes for the automotive industry over the near future as well as potential courses of action which need to be considered by industry.

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Check out the new look for the Auto Apprenticeships Website. Changes have been made to help you find the information you want, when you want it. Stay in the loop and access what is new via www.autoapprenticeships.com.au


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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