Welcome to the Vehicle Body Industry Advisory Committee page. This page forms one of several web pages dedicated to different parts of the ASA industry advisory structure.
This page is designed to provide advice to the committee members and stakeholders more broadly on the work of the committee and the anticipated work-plan for the future. It also provides access to the Training Package Continuous Improvement Plans, which are a central element in the work of ASA and its committees.
The committee and ASA welcome feedback from stakeholders and welcome inputs into the development of the national training system and national workforce development initiatives.
Feedback from members of industry to join the Sector Advisory Committees has been very positive and a full meeting of all Committee members is planned for August/September 2013. Applications for Committee positions are welcome from interested industry stakeholders. Your feedback and continued interest in joining the Committees is welcomed and applications for a position on the committee are welcomed from interested industry stakeholders.
Vehicle Body Update – April 2013
The committee which cover ‘auto body, refinishing, glazing and trimming’ had their first sector committee meeting on February 21st, at IAG Insurance Building, Sydney.
At the meeting the committee looked at examples of the DRAFT streamlined units of competence and I explained in detail the changes between the current and streamlined model.
The committee had an in-depth look at the streamlined model with discussions around unit format, foundation skills and assessment requirements.
Key changes are the addition of the foundation skills, incorporating the ACSF requirements, the replacement of ‘may include’ to must include in the ‘range of conditions’ and the number of times a trainee is required to successfully complete a unit tasks before competence is given.
The committee was also informed of a National RTO forum program, which was conducted in March; via the forums ASA explained the streamlining, packaging rules and transition and teach out requirements for RTO’s.
A copy the 2013 E-Scan was also tabled for the committee and copies was forwarded to all committee members and everyone on ASA’s data base.
The committee also recommended that a ‘body repair’ and ‘paint refinishing’ ‘skill sets’ be developed for technicians upgrading to AUR12. The skill sets have been developed and approved by the committee and is now in the endorsement process.
The committee was informed that the next meeting will be in Melbourne in early September.
For additional information please contact Vince Panozzo at ASA