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Board Developed VET Course (ATAR)


This course enables career pathways into the automotive industry.

The automotive industry encompasses a variety of activities and businesses including repair and service of vehicles; retailing of vehicles; parts and tools; repair, maintenance, and service of bicycles, outdoor power equipment, marine vessels and motorcycles; and some non-car manufacturing.

Consistent change and evolution of technology in the automotive industry mean the technical skills required to keep pace are a key focus for the sector. There is significant demand in the industry for fault-diagnosis skills and mechanical and electrical repair skills for modern vehicle systems, including semiautomatic driving technologies including park assist, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking.

Key areas being impacted by changing technology include motor vehicles becoming increasingly complex as the use of electronic components expands, leading to more sophisticated service and repair. Relationships with suppliers and customers are becoming increasingly digital.

These factors lead to the need to ensure workers and learners are adequately skilled, reskilled and upskilled.

Consumer preferences are shifting towards larger, greener and more fuel-efficient cars, as well as a rising use of car-sharing and ridesharing services, accompanied with a decrease in vehicle servicing requirements.

Skill sets must evolve along with consumer preferences so that technicians are able to diagnose, service and repair all types of vehicles, and demonstrate commercial acumen and relationship management skills to be successful in the increasingly competitive vehicle service and repair market.


Further information can be found on the NESA website.