NCR VACC EV Training
Published on July 1st 2022 in

VACC announces tailored accredited EV Training

The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is excited to advise Body Repair Division and Towing Operator Division members that enrolments have commenced in accredited Electric Vehicle (EV) training based at Chisholm Institute.

VACC has responded to member feedback and as a result, has worked with registered training organisations that will deliver Australia’s first EV Training exclusively for those in the panel repair and towing industry.  Issues that have come to the attention of VACC include that current national EV Training, while equipping industry professionals with the skills to depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles, falls short of necessary industry-specific panel and accident towing EV safe operating procedures, competencies, and body repair and accident towing work practices.

An industry first with a two-stage approach ensuring training needs are met for the future. VACC’s future-focussed policy approach enables a culture of continuous improvement that will benefit every body repair and towing business in Australia, its customers and all relevant stakeholders. VACC supports the sector through education and guidance.

Stage 1

To be eligible to undertake stage 1, you are required to be working in the automotive industry, including service and repair sector workers, and towing operators of electric vehicles. You will be enrolled into the following unit:

  • AURETH101 – Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles

Course enrolment details:

Venue: Chisholm Institute Frankston

Dates: Every Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

Duration: One day

Time: 8:00am to 4:40pm

Cost: VACC Members $765 per person, non-members $1260 per person

Each participating VACC member receives a free safety glove kit!

To enrol visit: here.

Stage 2

Introduction of a Workplace Procedure to assist in providing guidance on control methods to reduce employee exposure to OHS incidents in the course of their work around high voltage electric vehicles. This will include documentation to capture risks associated with the task and provide the correct control measure for businesses to implement.

VACC will assist members to implement the procedure and at an additional cost provide personalised onsite training in your business as required to implement the procedure.

Numbers are limited, so if you miss out, you will be offered the next available course. All Skills Development Centre (SDC) courses must meet minimum participant numbers before they will run.

For further information, contact the Skills Development Centre on 03 9829 1114 or email SDC at:

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