Member input sought on electric vehicle training needs

Members invited to contribute to review aimed at improving clean energy qualifications and skill sets

HVIA is inviting interested members to assist in identifying the training needs for workshop/technical staff diagnosing and repairing heavy vehicles with battery-electric systems.

Through its Leading Industry Transition to Electromobility (LITE) project, the industry association is guiding a coordinated and collaborative industry approach to lead the heavy vehicle industry’s transition to a fleet progressively dominated by battery electric (BEV) and fuel cell electric (FCEV) zero-emission trucks.

Currently, Australian training providers offer a Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology (course code: AUR32721), which has 16 core units and 13 electives.

Swinburne University of Technology has received government grant funding under the New Energy Training Pathways initiative to improve clean energy qualifications and skill sets through the development of training resources.

Specifically, the project will review the material under the current Battery Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set (AURSS00064), which includes:

  • Depowering and reinitialising battery electric vehicles (AURETH101);
  • Diagnosing and repairing high-voltage traction motors in battery electric vehicles (AURETH105);
  • Diagnosing and repairing system instrumentation and safety interlocks in battery electric vehicles (AURETH107); and
  • Testing, charging and replacing batteries and jump-start vehicles (AURETR125).

HVIA members who would like to be involved in this project and contribute by providing feedback to Swinburne on the current content of these courses are requested to get in touch with Chief Technical Officer Adam Ritzinger at

A teleconference with the project’s organisers will be held in the coming weeks.

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