Issue 7
Monday, 09 May 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Automotive lecturer Robert Tucker: “A hands-on informative course with a focus on safety”
Automotive lecturer Robert Tucker: “A hands-on informative course with a focus on safety”

Women to lift bonnet on car mysteries

By Patrick Nelson

Charles Darwin University in Alice Springs has designed an automotive course for women, which will be run for the first time this week.

VET lecturer Robert Tucker said the “Women know your car” short course would help counter balance a field of vocational education traditionally dominated by men.

“We will present lessons in simple terms that everyone can understand regardless of age and experience,” Mr Tucker said.

“It will be a hands-on, informative course over two nights, with a focus on safety.”

Mr Tucker said participants would learn about tyres, hoses, lights, fuses and fluids.

“We will have a good look under the bonnet and discuss moving parts, sharp objects and what and where to touch when an engine is hot.

“We will change tyres, jump start an engine and work through a list of things to check before a long journey, whether it be on a bitumen highway or along a rugged bush track.”

Mr Tucker said that the community benefitted when individuals were well informed.

“It’s important for all motorists to have a sound understanding of the vehicles they drive and this course is designed to assist with that.”

The course will cost $80 a person, and will run tomorrow (May 10) and on Wednesday (May 11) from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.