The MTA Institute is proud of the leading role it continues to play in delivering crucial knowledge and upskilling opportunities in the evolving area of hybrid and electric vehicle repairs, servicing, and maintenance to the Australian automotive industry.
The leading independent provider of automotive training and apprenticeships in Queensland, the MTA Institute commenced delivering dedicated hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology training in 2018 through the accredited AURSS00035 – Battery Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set (now superseded and equivalent to the AURSS00064 – Battery Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set) & AURSS00037 – Hybrid Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set course.
A key component of the three-day course offered by the MTA Institute is the completion of AURETH101 – Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles. This unit of competency has been identified as a prerequisite for automotive technicians to access safety information under the new Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Information Sharing Scheme commencing 1 July 2022.
MTA Institute also offers the depowering and reinitialising units on their own, in a blended short course designed to upskill technicians with the skills and knowledge to safely depower and reinitialise BEV, HEVs and PHEVs. It involves ensuring the vehicles’ high voltage rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) is isolated before commencing any service or repair work and calibrating vehicle systems that may need resetting once the energy storage system is reinitialised. Find out more HERE.
Meet Keith, our resident BEV/HEV Trainer
Joining the team back in 2012, Keith has brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, holding qualifications in Light Vehicle Mechanic Technology, Automotive Electrical and Automotive Underbody, along with accreditations in Automotive Air-Conditioning and BEV/HEV.
With BEVs and HEVs gaining in popularity, and with more and more manufacturers announcing their decision to stop producing vehicles with combustion engines in the coming years, Keith has no doubt that BEV/HEV training will only become more crucial.
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