The 4WDIC’s National 4×4 Outdoors Show Networking Breakfast was a resounding success

Over 85 4WD industry representatives from companies across the state gathered at last month’s 4WD Industry Council’s (4WDIC) Networking Breakfast, which was held at the National 4×4 Outdoors Show in Brisbane, to network and learn the latest important industry updates.
Special guest for the event was MTA Queensland Director of Industry Initiatives, Paul Kulpa, Paul shared the exciting new traineeship offering for Queensland’s 4WD automotive accessory fitters which presents an opportunity to be among the first to earn the new qualification: AUR22021 – Certificate II in Automotive Accessory Fitting.
AUR22021 is the proud culmination of years of work by the 4WDIC and industry stakeholders. The traineeship being offered through MTAQi is the first training pathway in the country to incorporate the new qualification; supporting the growing 4WD sector.
The 4WDIC hopes this traineeship is the first of many across the country and encourages its QLD-based members to support the program.
4WDIC Convenor, Nigel Bishop, also shared an update on the new Queensland Gross Combination Mass (GCM) Code, an important win for Queensland recreational motorists and aftermarket 4WD product manufacturers.
Updates were also provided on the Queensland Code of Practice for high lift vehicle modifications guidelines, and the release of the Queensland Road Vehicle Modification Handbook.
AAAA Director of Government Relations, Lesley Yates, introduced the exciting new National Light Vehicle Modifications Summit to members, which will be held at Autocare 2023 in Brisbane.
This is another important development for the 4WD Industry. The Summit will present a chance for 4WD accessory manufacturers to collaborate and influence national vehicle standards. Vehicle modifiers can register for the exclusive event at
The event was hugely valuable for all in attendance. The next 4WD Industry Council Breakfast will take place on Thursday the 18th of August in Melbourne.

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