More than 45,000 Toyota vehicles have been recalled over concerns a defective fuel pump could increase the risk of crashes, but potentially dodgy parts may not be able to be replaced for months.
More than 45,000 vehicles, including some of Toyota’s most popular models, are affected
Replacement of defective parts is expected to begin in June
Toyota will contact owners to advise them of the product recall and to schedule repairs
The fuel pumps on popular Toyota models such as the LandCruiser, Prado, Camry, Corolla and Hilux models manufactured between 2013 and 2019 could stop working at any time, causing them to stall.
“A loss of power while driving could increase the risk of a crash, which may cause injury to the vehicle occupants and other road users,” the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said.
Affected vehicles, which were sold across Australia, may also have problems being restarted.
Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated 89 million medical masks, 76 million pairs of gloves and 1.6 million sets of goggles would be required each month to deal with the coronavirus.
Last week CASA announced a range of exemptions being put in place to help the Australian aviation industry during the current changing and unprecedented environment.
This week we also saw the escalation of social distancing as the government puts in place further measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.
These decisions have resulted in some of you experiencing difficulties with booking and sitting pilot and aircraft maintenance engineering exams.
We recognise this will have impacts on statutory time periods for the completion of exams.
As a result, we are working to put in place measures to provide relief to candidates who are part-way through an examination program, including Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL), Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) examinations.
This is expected to include a six month extension of the statutory time period for CPL and ATPL in which you can complete your exams, and a 12 month extension to AME examinations (including Schedule Of Experience pathways).
It is important that we all adhere to social distancing measures and do our part and the exemption we will put in place will ensure candidates are not disadvantaged in the current environment.
Shane Carmody Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has announced the Worldskills Australia National Championships, due to be held in Perth this August, will be postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The championships are Australia’s largest vocational education and training (VET) competition, attracting more than 500 competitors and 20,000 visitors. Competitions will now be held from 29 April to 1 May 2021 at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre. Competitors currently preparing for the 2020 championships, will be able to compete in 2021.
The Department of Training and Workforce Development Executive and TAFE Managing Directors are working together to ensure the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in WA is well placed to manage COVID-19 developments. They are working closely with lead agencies including the WA Department of Premier and Cabinet and Department of Health to ensure their approach is informed by, and aligns with, central coordination points.
The measures we have all adopted in response to COVID-19 and the rapidly evolving situation have unfortunately led to the Department’s decision to cancel the 2020 WA Training Awards program. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.
We understand that an abbreviated form of the program
that could be undertaken at national level is under consideration and we will
keep you posted on any new developments. In the meantime, the Australian Award
direct-entry categories are still open and can be entered by visiting the Australian Training
While we realise this will be disappointing for those
who were applying, this decision aligns with the State Government position at
The Department of Training and Workforce Development
places the highest priority on the safety and health of our students, training
providers and extended communities.
At times like this, the importance of a skilled
workforce becomes very clear, both now to support Western Australians during
this crisis and later as part of the recovery process as we emerge from the
impacts of COVID-19. As we work to manage this, we look forward to a time when
we can begin to rebuild our communities together.
Thank you again for your support of the WA Training Awards and we look forward to your continued involvement in 2021
ANNE DRISCOLL – DIRECTOR GENERAL
for the 2020 WA Training Awards are now open. The Awards recognise the
outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, and
the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and
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