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Skills Development Centre
Issue 32, 2 May 2013
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The Victorian Training Awards, now in their 59th year, will be held in Melbourne of Friday, 6th September 2013.

There are 14 categories available for nomination this year, which include:

  • Victorian Small Employer of the Year Award
  • Victorian Employer of the Year Award
  • Victorian Employer Award for Apprentice Development

  • Victorian Apprentice of the Year Award
  • Victorian Trainee of the Year Award

Nominations are submitted via the online application system and are due no later than 4.30 pm on Friday 10 May 2013. Read more

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Sourcing and retaining quality apprentices has been a long standing issue for the automotive industry.

VACC is a service provider for the Apprenticeship Mentoring Program, which provides industry mentors to support new and existing automotive apprentices in both country and city locations.

Come along and see what we can do to support your apprentice. Speak directly VACC staff about the benefits. We'd love to see you there.

If you can't make it to the expo and would like to know more, get in touch with your local Apprenticeship Mentor.
Call your State coordinator on:
(03) 9829 1135. We're here to help.

Expo dates and times
Thursday 2 May - 10am - 3pm
Friday 3 May - 10am - 3pm
Saturday 4 May - 10am - 4pm
Sunday 5 May - 10am - 4pm
Caulfield Racecourse
Station Street, Caulfield
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This may be just what you are looking for.

Looking deep into the future of the Automotive Industry, this paper examines anticipated technological change in motor vehicles and the likely impacts on skill requirements and the workforce

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We dare you to prove it!

You know that the industry has changed radically, and that some of the things you did on a daily basis a few years ago have now been superseded by new technologies and processes.

You have always moved with the times, picking up new skills and knowledge so you can continue to work with and give your best to the machines you love most – your cars, trucks and motorcycles.

You have credibility with your current customers as being a great problem solver and general all-round professional for their automotive needs.

So why does the VACC now challenge you now to get your skills and knowledge officially recognised?

It's proof positive that you have what it takes in today’s Automotive industry, and gives new customers a great reason to choose you. It can benefit your business and career by opening doors that may have previously been closed without the proper accreditation.

The VACC has partnered with Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE), especially to recognise Automotive professionals who have a long history in the industry.

If you have been working in your current Automotive Mechanical (Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, Motorcycle), Paint and Panel or Auto Electrical job for more than 7 years and can pass a few additional entry criteria, you may be eligible for a new certificate in the same area you work in - and not even have to go to school to get it.

All you have to do is prove your skills and knowledge in your job - what you know already, without having to pass bookwork exams.

You gather proof of where you have used your skills and knowledge and then demonstrate on-the-job to gain your qualification in a straight forward process known as recognition of prior learning.

Your Assessor has long experience in the industry and is there to help you get across the line in the quickest time possible.

If you pass the eligibility criteria, it’s only $200.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available in a range of automotive areas including the following:

  • Light vehicle (mechanical)
  • Heavy vehicle (trucks, agricultural)
  • Paint and panel
  • Auto electrical
  • Motorcycles.

  • Phone the VACC Skills Development Centre direct on
    (03) 9829 1126 to see if you’re eligible. Be quick! It’s subject to funding and may not last.
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