Issue 12
Monday, 31 July 2017
Charles Darwin University
VET lecturer and workplace assessor (vehicle body) Grant Mauger
VET lecturer and workplace assessor (vehicle body) Grant Mauger

Partnership expands training for NT apprentices

By Leanne Miles

Charles Darwin University and I-CAR Australia have agreed to a partnership that will expand opportunities for Northern Territory-based apprentices in the automotive repair industry.

CDU Pro Vice-Chancellor Vocational Education and Training Christine Robertson and I-CAR CEO Mark Czvitkovits have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for CDU to deliver select I-CAR courses.

VET lecturer Grant Mauger said the agreement would expand opportunities for local NT apprentices to undertake cutting edge automotive repair industry training.

“In addition to the apprentices completing their Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology, they can now graduate with a nationally recognised I-CAR Platinum level qualification,” he said.

Mr Mauger said that through the partnership CDU would collaborate with I-CAR Australia and industry experts.

“This will benefit our industry with trainees receiving current knowledge and recommended repairer procedures for vehicles of today and what to expect in the future,” he said.

I-CAR, founded in 1979, is an international, not-for-profit, training organisation dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.