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Boosting regional access to electric vehicle training

The NSW Government is boosting access to electric vehicle training in a bid to future-proof the automative workforce in regional communities.

TAFE NSW Tamworth will use virtual classroom delivery to support in-person learning and upskill more mechanics in electric and hybrid vehicles across the New England region.

Students will attend a virtual classroom session, observing practical demonstrations live from the TAFE NSW Tamworth automative workshop using state-of-the-art technology.

The virtual training component reduces in-person training to a single day, minimising learners’ time away from work, said NSW Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education, Steve Whan.

“NSW is home to the highest number of registered vehicles in Australia, and the demand for electric vehicles is growing,” said Minister Whan.

“There are around 180,000 electric vehicles on the roads in Australia right now, a 46% in the past two years, and the demand for mechanics skilled to work on electric vehicles is also growing.

“Delivering part of the training virtually minimises the time learners need away from work, which helps support both the workers and their employers.”

“It gives employers more choice in how they upskill their employees, to fit with what works best for their business and help to reduce lost time and maintain service levels in a busy workshop.

“It’s critical we support communities to meet this industry and workforce demand. This is 1 example of how the NSW Government is working to deliver access to necessary skills training to future-proof emerging skills needs.”

Students will complete a Statement of Attainment in Depower and Reinitialise Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles, upskilling to safely prepare electric and hybrid vehicles for service and repairs.

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