Who are we?
Auto Skills Australia (ASA) is the body responsible for the development and maintenance of nationally accredited automotive training qualifications in Australia. ASA is directly funded by the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and has a key focus on developing the skills capacity in the automotive industry. ASA works with industry bodies, unions and enterprises to ensure that workforce development plans equip automotive businesses with the skills needed for today and for the future.
ASA is a Limited Company and is led by a Board of Directors who have a deep understanding of the skill needs of the industry while providing a critical focus on the corporate governance needs of the business.
What do we do?
ASA plays a key role in the review and maintenance of national training standards for the automotive industry. In carrying out this role, ASA undertakes detailed stakeholder engagement to ensure national qualifications are industry led, have a wide range of inputs in their design and can support the skill needs of the industry.
To ensure that national training standards and their related qualifications meet industry’s needs, ASA has created a series of specialist industry sector advisory groups. Their key role it is to oversee the qualifications development work of ASA and ensure that broad and inclusive stakeholder consultation is undertaken in the qualifications development process.
These industry-led groups help establish the priorities for annual ASA qualifications development work plans. They also assist in linking the organisation to enterprises, associations, unions and national bodies that have the capacity to properly inform this national process.
Individuals and enterprises from all sectors and levels of the industry are encouraged to participate in the activities of ASA and its committees. Methods through which people can contribute are detailed on the ASA website.
ASA also has a role to play in advising government on emerging skill and labour needs facing the industry. A major part of this work is achieved through the development of the annual Automotive Environmental Scan (e-scan). The data from the e-scan, along with industry advice, provides direction on emerging skill, labour and technology trends in the industry and indicates the degree to which national qualifications are being used to support skill development in the workplace.
This information is used by government, enterprises, training providers and a range of other stakeholders in their strategic business and labour forecasting plans for the years ahead.
While ASA services are focused on qualifications, skills and workforce development, the organisation also engages with government and industry on a range of other initiatives designed to underpin economic and skills growth in Australia.
These core ASA actions can be summarised as:
- Actively supporting the development and continuous improvement of high-quality training material, including national qualifications, industry competency standards and training packages
- Engaging in workforce development activities and services for industry
- Providing accurate industry intelligence to the vocational education and training sector on current and future skill needs and training requirements.
How you can engage with ASA
ASA provides a detailed program of its business operations and strategic plans through its website. The website provides multiple access points through which individuals, enterprises and other stakeholders can provide feedback to ASA and achieve input into the national vocational training system.
We welcome your feedback and encourage you to engage with ASA and contribute to the development of national vocational qualifications for Australia’s automotive industry.