Automotive AURETU005 Case for Endorsement Approved

PwC’s Skills for Australia

Update: AUR Training Package changes to Certificate II Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has released a communique with an update on the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.

It has been confirmed the Case for Endorsement for Update to AUR20216 (Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology), with attention to AURETU005 (Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems), has been approved for implementation. Consequently, AURETU005 will be moved from the core to the elective bank of the qualification.

We expect to see these training product changes reflected on the website by April 2018.

The AISC communique and Case for Endorsement can be viewed by clicking on the buttons below. 

Alternatively, you can view the Case for Endorsement on our website (under the ‘Release’ tab).

Please note a full review of the Certificate II Automotive Air Conditioning Technology is scheduled and proposed in the 2017-18 Cases for Change.

Thank you for your continued and valued support throughout the course of this project. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at or call 1800 714 819.

Kind regards
Skills for Australia

View Communique

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Lamborghini Creates World’s First ‘Self-Healing’ Sports Car





Lamborghini has created the world’s first self-healing sports car. The Terzo Millennio, which translates as third millennium in Italian, has the ability to detect and repair cracks in its body work.

Using sensors the car can conduct its own health check to detect any damages and self-repair itself by filling the crack with nanotubes to prevent it spreading.

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IKEA Just Unveiled a Massive Bet on Electric Cars

From solar panel systems to wind power, Ikea wants to make itself known as sustainability champion.  It’s latest pet project could be its most audacious to date: electric vehicles.

Ikea’s acting Head of Sustainability, Pia Heidenmark-Cook, revealed the Swedish furniture chain’s global bet on EV’s at an event at the New York Climate Week.

 In practice, it means that 355 Ikea stores on 30 different markets will switch entirely to electric car transportation and infrastructure.
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WorldSkills Australia to Feature on Better Homes and Gardens – Friday 15th September at 7.00 pm

WA took out a swathe of medals at the 2016 Nationals , so if you have the time on Friday please watch the segment , our very own Mark Harper was Head Judge for Automotive VETis Competition.


WorldSkills to feature on Better Homes and Gardens – Friday 15th September at 7.00 pm

WorldSkills Australia is proud to announce that the 2016 National Competition will feature in the Better Homes & Gardens episode airing this Friday 15th September 7pm. This is quite a milestone for our organisation to be featured as part of a prestigious national program, and on such a significant platform.

As the only television and magazine collaboration on air, Better Homes and Gardens has a collective reach of over 7.8 million people. With over 700,000 followers on Facebook alone, we’d like to help make this become the most watched Better Homes and Gardens episode this year. This is where we need your help. 

The episode looks fantastic and we want to capitalise on the extra attention WorldSkills and the Australian skills community will experience from this unprecedented exposure.

To help us reach the largest audience possible, we encourage you to please feel free to promote the episode through your networks. If you aren’t already following us on social media, we have included all our social media handles below, along with all the Better Homes and Gardens social media information.

We will be releasing teasers for the episode via social media throughout the week.

WorldSkills creates opportunities for people to become the very best version of themselves. This extra exposure will promote all the hard work our volunteers and competitors put into everything they do.









North Metropolitan TAFE – VETis Courses

This article is to inform school-based VET coordinators and Design and Tech teaching staff of the courses on offer at North Metropolitan TAFE (NMTAFE) in the automotive and engineering trades. NMTAFE has created a YouTube video (link below) which targets specific trades such as:

  • Automotive
  • Fitting and Machining/Mechanical Fitter
  • Fabrication (Light – Sheetmetal and Heavy – Boilermaker)

The video shows apprentices and school-based pre-apprentices working in the above specific trade areas onsite in the NMTAFE workshop facilities.   Please click here to view the eight (8) minute YouTube video.

If students are looking to enrol in a class through school in the coming year, there are options to enrol in the school-based program, which runs part-time over a teaching year.

For students that have left school or are about to leave school, there are full-time TAFE based pre-apprenticeship courses which run over a semester.   Please click here to download and print out the “Program Duration” document, which outlines course time-frames and campus locations.

Please click here for online registrations for 2018 North Metropolitan TAFE courses (please note that 2018 online registrations for VET in schools close 1st September 2017).

Please click here to print out the brochure for our “Trades Night Presentation”, which is scheduled to take place on Monday 18th September 2017.  Please come in and view the trade workshop facilities.

Thank you for your time and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of the staff below.

Light Fabrication (Sheetmetal)
Shaun Butler
Light Fabrication
Sheetmetal Lecturer
Midland Campus
Contact:  (08) 9374 6344
Ian Bodger
Automotive Technology/Lecturer
Midland Campus
Contact:  (08) 9374 6108
Fitting & Machining
Kingsley Moore
Fitting & Machining Lecturer
Midland Campus
Contact:  (08) 9374 6340
Heavy Fabrication (Boilermaker)
Glen Jones
Heavy Fabrication/Welding Lecturer
Midland Campus
Contact:  (08) 9374 6343



Is this the End of the Internal Combustion Engine?

A huge announcement from the British Government will see the end of the Internal combustion engine.

All petrol and diesel cars to be banned from 2040: Plans could also see tolls introduced on polluted roads to improve air quality.

The strategy will be launched by ministers Michael Gove and Chris Grayling and crackdown could see the introduction of levies on busy roads for owners of the most polluting vehicles.

To read more:   Please Click Here



Volvo Sounds Death Knell for Petrol Cars

Swedish giant announces it will fit an electric motor to all new models from 2019.

Volvo has announced that all new models it launches from 2019 will be fully electric or hybrid. The Gothenburg-based brand said it will launch five new electric-powered models between 2019 and 2021.

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No longer an electric dream: Volvo will not make a diesel or petrol-only model ever again as of 2019 after promising that every new car will have an electric motor


Future Forecast: What are Future Jobs?

Will robots take our jobs?

From the factory floor and self-driving cars, to journalists and surgeons, robots are making their mark on the workforce and they have been the focus of a number of studies as digital disruption has grown in force over recent years.

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