The first round of Audi Body Technicians has successfully completed the Audi Approved Panel Repairer – Certified Steel Body Technician training program in Sydney Australia.
This new program provides an industry-leading development pathway for body technicians, as well as providing a local cost-effective training and certification program for the Audi Approved Repairer network.
Audi Australia and AUDI AG, in partnership with I-CAR Australia, the SAPE Group and 3M Australia, have co-developed a program that not only includes international Audi recognition, but also I-CAR international certification and accreditation. The program utilises the SAPE state-of-the-art training facility in Sydney, with Audi approved special tooling, equipment and consumables.
“This partnership not only provides body technicians with the best platform to improve their knowledge and skills, but it supports our Audi Approved Repairer network with a sophisticated program that ensures our team is equipped with skills that lead the industry,” said Jerome Figuiere, Aftersales Director at Audi Australia.
“I-CAR Australia has a long-standing relationship with Audi and this recent announcement continues to show our mutual commitment to delivering up-to-date, relevant body technician training to all Audi Approved Repairers,” said Mark Czvitkovits, CEO of I-CAR Australia.
“3M Australia is proud to partner with Audi Australia, providing our support and globally endorsed tools and materials for use in this new training program for Australian Repairers and Technicians,” said outgoing ANZ Business Manager, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, Andrew King.
Upon completion of the program, the technicians received joint certifications from Audi and I-CAR Platinum Individual, which supports Audi Approved Repairers to fulfil the requirement to become an I-CAR Gold Class repairer.