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Case for Change
The objective of this project is to ensure that Australia’s Vocational Education and Training system adequately equips learners to understand braking system compatibility in multi-combination heavy commercial vehicles.
The Case for Change for this project was established as a result of initial research and consultation undertaken by the previous automotive Industry Skills Council, Auto Skills Australia. The Case for Change was submitted in December 2016 and approved on 15 December 2016, and the details were outlined in the 2017 Automotive Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.
On behalf of the Automotive Heavy Vehicle Industry Reference Committee (IRC), PwC’s Skills for Australia carried out industry consultations for this project from October to December 2017. Consultation focused on assessing the following points:
- Safety and performance implications for mismatching braking systems in multi-combination vehicles;
- Workers/occupations requiring knowledge of multi-combination heavy vehicle braking systems compatibility; and
- The need for new training in this area of activity.
Following the Automotive Heavy Vehicle IRC’s review of our key findings from consultation and the recommendations we proposed for changes to training products, we developed draft training products to address the skills gap.
The final round of consultation has now closed.
The next step will be to develop a Case for Endorsement for changes to the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package, which is to be provided to the Automotive Heavy Vehicle IRC for approval and submission to the AISC in April 2018.
Thank you to all those who have contributed their valuable input so far, and remember to subscribe to our mailing list to be kept up to date on how the project is progressing.
Training Product Development
This review of revised units for multi-combination heavy commercial vehicle braking system compatibility includes the following training products:
The consultation period for feedback on draft training products has now closed.
Once feedback in collated this training product will be prepared for independent validation by the Quality Assurance Panel. The next step will then be to develop a Case for Endorsement for changes to the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package, which is to be provided to the Allied IRC for approval and submitted to the AISC in April 2018.
Thank you to all those who provided their valuable input, and remember to subscribe to our mailing list to be kept up to date on how the project is progressing.
The Case for Endorsement for Automotive Multi-Combination Braking Systems was approved by the AISC in April 2018.
Resulting changes to the Automotive Training Package can be viewed in the Case for Endorsement document below.
These changes are now reflected on the Training.gov.au website.
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