Published on July 9th 2021 in

I-CAR announces Gold Class for Phillip Hunter Smash Repairs

I-CAR Australia is pleased to announce that Phillip Hunter Smash Repairs in Lismore, NSW has been awarded the prestigious I-CAR Gold Class Collision status.

“We joined the Road to Gold program as we recognised the importance of keeping our staff up to date with the changing repair guidelines and to keep a competitive edge in the industry. We are a Suncorp recommended repairer and achieving the Gold Class accreditation has also satisfied the training requirements of the Suncorp network,” said owners Alison and Scott Hunter.

“The variety of times made available to us for online training was fantastic! It gave everybody an equal opportunity to take part in getting their qualifications at a time convenient to them, which made it a lot easier to work around their workload and personal commitments. The virtual classroom instructors are great in explaining the logistics of the lesson and are very helpful if you have questions.”

Hunter added: “It was difficult for staff with limited computer knowledge to get started on the online virtual classroom initially, but everyone chipped in which became a real team building exercise as well. We would highly recommend I-CAR training to every business. We not only plan to stay Gold Class, but also plan to introduce our apprentices and office staff to some additional learning to help them understand the running of the business and the repair processes involved.”

Gary Wood, I-CAR Australia Gold Class Co-ordinator added: “The pledge by Phillip Hunter Smash Repairs to continue training after accreditation is something that all our Gold Class repairers have undertaken because they recognise the value and importance of training to meet the ongoing technological advancements and everchanging demands of the collision repair industry. Well done to everyone involved.”

For further information, contact I-CAR Australia at or on 07 3219 9088.

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