AAAA HELPING REGIONAL TECHNICIANS TO BE FUTURE READY
The Association has been working with training providers to deliver EV training to regional workshops
It is often difficult for regional technicians to travel to major cities for training, so the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has been coordinating training programs with TAFE, JAS, CoolDrive, HSY, Valhalla and Bosch to take training programs to country technicians.
The Victorian training is part of the grant the AAAA/Automotive Innovation Centre received from the Victorian Government under their ZEV Commercial Innovation Fund.
When a training centre is not available, the training has been conducted in an AAAA member’s workshop.
Victorian courses have been held at Ballarat for Western District workshops, and Wonthaggi for South Gippsland workshops – the AAAA sends its thanks to Edan at Edan Cassell Edge Automotive (pictured) for the Western District session, and Peter and Jake at Autopro Wonthaggi for the South Gippsland session.
The training not only provides an understanding of Hybrid Electric and EV systems, with the Certification also allowing individual technicians to be able to access manufacturer information on the Australian Automotive Service and Repair Authority (AASRA) portal.
“The current EV restrictions of BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes and Volvo make it especially hard for technicians outside of large cities,” AASRA Executive Officer, Rodger Nardi, said.
“This AAAA initiative should greatly benefit regional technicians.”
For more from the AAAA, visit www.aaaa.com.au