Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) & Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)

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training in 2018 through the accredited AURSS00035 – Battery Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set (now superseded and equivalent to the AURSS00064 – Battery Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set) & AURSS00037 – Hybrid Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing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

Our resident trainer, Keith Minchin is an expert in both BEVs and HEVs.

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.

Electric Vehicle Resources

To find out more about Electric Vehicles visit the Electric Vehicle Council News Page

To read about the latest Electric Vehicle News visit Zap Map

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Testimonials

“When I saw the Introductory Hybrid Course I decided to enroll and see what information I would gain. I found this course simple and I will send my employees too this in the future. I walked away with simply but assuring knowledge off being able to work safely on these cars with confidence or general servicing on Hybrids and electric cars.”

“The Advanced Hybrid Course was just what I needed to be completely confident in repairing these cars. Paul Tugwell (the trainer) answered all my questions & explained all the cars systems and procedures I required to be able to repair these cars and service them. The knowledge gained and the information I received from this course has given me the confidence to work on these cars. The biggest tool that I have taken from these training courses is knowing that Paul and the MTAQ team are only a phone call away and very willing to help; which gives us a great peace off mind.

Steve – Absolute Car Care

Plugged In: Explaining Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Tech

Learn more about the latest hybrid electric vehicle news and technology with MTA Institute trainer Keith Minchin.