HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE REPAIR TRAINING
The MTA Institute says it is leading the way in this important training area
The MTA Institute (RTO.31529) says it is proud of the leading role it continues to play in delivering crucial knowledge and upskilling opportunities in the evolving area of hybrid and electric vehicle repairs, servicing, and maintenance to the Australian automotive industry.
MTA Institute states it is the leading independent provider of automotive training and apprenticeships in Queensland.
It commenced delivering dedicated hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology training in 2018 through the accredited AURSS00035 – Battery Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set (now superseded and equivalent to the AURSS00064 – Battery Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set) and AURSS00037 – Hybrid Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set course.
The innovative MTA Institute was one of the first Registered Training Organisations in the country to offer accredited training in the area and has trained hundreds of technicians over the last four years, attracting mechanics from across the country and the world.
As HEVs and BEVs continue to increase in popularity among local car buyers, training that delivers the required skills and knowledge to correctly service and repair the vehicles has never been more sought after. It is now imperative that all workshops ensure their workforce is upskilled and prepared for the influx of vehicles expected to come in for repairs and maintenance in the coming years.
A key component of the three-day course offered by the MTA Institute is the completion of AURETH101 – Depower and reinitalise battery electric vehicles. This unit of competency has been identified as a prerequisite for automotive technicians to access safety information under the new Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Information Sharing Scheme which commenced on the 1st of July, 2022.
“We take great pride in delivering industry leading training that directly improves the skills of technicians in the automotive sector,” MTA Institute General Manager, Paul Kulpa, said.
“Our training delivers critical knowledge at a time where electric vehicle technology is increasing on the workshop floor.
“Understanding this technology is complicated and dangerous, it is not something you can learn solely on the job, so it is vital for automotive professionals to complete the accredited training prior to attempting to inspect or service a hybrid or electric vehicle.
“And now with the introduction of legal requirements to access safety service and repair information in Australia, workshops must upskill their employees now to ensure they can access hybrid and electric vehicle data and work on those vehicles.”
The AURSS00064 – Battery Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set and AURSS00037 – Hybrid Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set course is regularly scheduled throughout the year, with places in hot demand.
For more information, visit www.mtai.edu.au