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Autocare 2023 will tackle the automotive technician skills shortage head on, providing workshop owners and managers with new best practice techniques to find and keep top talent.
Taking place on the 9th and 10th of June 2023 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Autocare will host hundreds of workshop owners and managers who want to take their business to the next level.
Attendees will learn from the largest collection of industry experts ever seen in Australia, who are tackling the most in-demand topics, including the skills shortage.
With an estimated skills shortage of 30,000 technicians, workshops owners across Australia are desperately trying to attract and retain workers.
Businesses that understand the current recruitment landscape can capitalise, and will be well prepared for future growth and success.
To address the huge industry demand for guidance on this issue, Autocare has created a dedicated session: ‘The Race to Find and Keep Top Talent in Your Workshop.’
This session will provide crucial insights and tactics into how to improve retention and recruitment through real world workshop examples and the latest industry research.
The impact of EVs and how technology is changing the future employment pool will also be explored, plus what the industry can do to increase the automotive recruitment pipeline so businesses aren’t competing with each other.
“If you are experiencing staff vacancies, facing additional pressure on your team, or are turning away new customers, this Autocare session is critical to attend,” Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) Director of Government Relations, Lesley Yates, said.
“We face a unique, challenging and changing skills environment. Traditional job ads and terms and conditions are no longer enough, and workshops need to ensure they are putting their best foot forward to attract staff.”

The session will be hosted by automotive and recruitment experts including Repco Authorised Service (RAS) National Manager, Peter Rogers; ACA Research Director, Ben Selwyn; AutoRecruiter and Konnecting Migration Managing Director and Registered Migration Agent, Fred Molloy; Highfields Mechanical Technician, Gabrielle Clift; and the AAAA’s Lesley Yates.
“Our latest research into staff recruitment and retention paints a clear picture of the challenges that workshops across the industry are facing in delivering to the expectations of apprentices, but also highlights the best practice techniques being utilised by industry leaders to support apprentices and deliver innovative and engaging training throughout their journey,” ACA Research Director, Ben Selwyn, said.
“These findings can help other business owners better understand the market, and provide a clear direction of what is and isn’t working to find and keep talent.”
The session will form part of Autocare’s comprehensive Workshop Management Program designed to increase workshop efficiency, sustainability and profitability.
Other valuable topics include the future of the aftermarket, customer service best practices, relationship building, digital marketing, cyber-security, the customer of the future, mastering difficult conversations, business planning and environmental sustainability.
The Workshop Management Program is complemented by a dedicated Technical Training Program for technicians and features sessions on EV servicing and safety, advanced diagnosis techniques, Pass Thru technology, oscilloscopes, fuel injection systems, diesel diagnostics and much more.
A feature-packed Trade Show with over 100 of Australia’s best brands, training stage and networking event will complement the training programs, offering a complete solution to take your automotive career development, skills and business growth to the next level.

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