As electric and hybrid vehicles gain market share, workshop owners and technicians must be trained on how to safely and efficiently service and repair these vehicles.
Autocare 2023, Australia’s most comprehensive training event will tackle this opportunity, and is a must-attend event featuring a number of technical and workshop management sessions dedicated to all facets of EV service and repair.
Taking place on 9-10 June 2023 in Brisbane, and proudly sponsored by mycar Tyre & Auto, attendees at Autocare will learn from the largest collection of leading experts ever assembled in Australia – on the topics that matter – like the EV evolution.
One of the key Autocare EV sessions, ‘HEV/BEV Safety, Equipment and Systems Overview’ will greatly benefit both technicians and workshop managers wanting practical advice to add EV service and repair capability in their workshops.
Leading this important Autocare session will be two highly respected technical trainers. Keith Minchin is Technical Trainer at MTAQ and has 40 years of automotive knowledge and has stayed at forefront of developments in automotive innovation during his extensive career. Nigel Palmer is Technical Learning & Development Officer for MTA. With over 30 years’ experience in the automotive trade, Nigel has worked in various roles, including with OEMs and gained a wide technical skill set, particularly in EV service and repair.
“Learning EV service and repair shouldn’t be feared, and it isn’t drastically complicated. It’s about understanding the fundamental elements of the EV systems and integrating this new know-how into your existing skills. We’re excited to share our combined expertise to help technicians and managers get up to speed so they can add EVs as a revenue source moving forward,” said Keith Minchin.
At the workshop level, the session covers the signage and PPE requirements needed for workers, the specialised EV tools and equipment required, plus how to identify hazards and control risks. For technicians, the session will unpack the different electric vehicle classifications and configurations and the major EV components. Focus will be given to the different EV battery types, battery consumption, and basic battery operational theory. The fundamentals of motor/generators will be addressed, as will EV interlock systems. Depowering and re-initialising EV vehicles will also be covered.
Autocare’s comprehensive Technical Training Program, sponsored by Auto Tech, and Workshop Management Program, sponsored by Repco Authorised Service are complemented by a free to industry trade show featuring 100 of Australia’s best brands, and a huge networking event for Training Program ticket holders. A separate, exciting new Modifications Summit for vehicle modifiers will also take place on 9th June at Autocare.
To review the full training program schedules and secure Autocare tickets head to www.autocare.org.au.
To gain entry to the Free Trade Show only, visitors must register their details before attending at www.autocare.org.au/tradeshow