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TAFE Queensland builds the road to EV safety

TAFE Queensland is providing the training necessary to ensure the safety of mechanics, consumers, and motorists interacting with Electric Vehicles (EVs) as these vehicles continue to gain popularity, from four-day intensive skill sets to complete EV apprenticeships.

The training available at the country’s top training provider is suitable for members of all sectors of the automotive industry, with the heavy automotive and transport sector having been crucial to the development of TAFE Queensland’s offerings.

Eligible qualified Queensland mechanics can complete the Battery Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set (AURSS00064) at no cost under the Australian and Queensland Governments’ Fee-Free TAFE initiative, and will learn the basic skills required to begin working on EVs across four days on a TAFE Queensland campus.

Hundreds of mechanics completed this course in 2023, and mechanics across the state are encouraged to join them and expand their own and their workplaces’ scope of work. Completing this skill set is an essential first step as local businesses prepare to sign up apprentices in the newly announced EV Apprenticeship.

The Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology (AUR32721) is open to enrolments and attracts the Queensland Government’s Free Apprenticeships for Under 25s funding. This apprenticeship trains students in all the skills required to lead Queensland’s automotive industry through its EV revolution.

TAFE Queensland chief executive officer John Tucker says the apprenticeship is an important qualification for the future of the automotive industry and one which has drawn considerable attention from the state’s largest training provider to develop.

“TAFE Queensland is proud to support the advancement of Queensland’s automotive industry by working hand-in-hand with employers to develop the new qualification,” Tucker said.

“I encourage employers across the state to contact their local TAFE Queensland automotive representative to learn more about how they can access this new innovative qualification and not only future proof their business, but most importantly keep Queenslanders safe on the road,” he said.

Sheree Tarman, people and safety manager QLD/NT at Eagers Automotive, said Eagers Automotive are proud to partner with TAFE Queensland in supporting the new Electric Vehicle Apprenticeship.

“We have been actively involved in industry consultation and provided feedback to the Queensland Government supporting this apprenticeship to upskill our workforce to meet changing consumer needs,” Tarman said.

“We can trust TAFE Queensland to provide industry relevant content to ensure our apprentices complete their trade with a high level of competence,” she said.

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