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Automotive industry

Evolving to a new wave of technologies with a shift toward electric vehicles (EVs), reflecting the industry's ability to adapt and innovate.

Focusing on aligning workforce skills with technological advancements in EV and hydrogen technology

The automotive sector is changing how it delivers services, driven by autonomous vehicles and technological advancements. Electric and hybrid vehicles require technicians to learn new skills and training to keep up with the evolving technology.

Repair and maintenance in Australia's automotive industry are critical, yet attracting new people, especially women and underrepresented groups, is challenging. Increasing their participation allows the industry to access a wider talent pool, bridging current skill gaps. Creating an inclusive environment can bring diverse perspectives and innovative solutions, strengthening the industry's ability to attract more apprentices. 

Automotive industry snapshot

Sources: ABS Detailed Labour Force Survey (Table EQ06), February 2024 | ABS Table Builder 2021 Census - employment, income and education

Apprenticeships and hands-on training are essential to developing workforce skills in the Automotive industry

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector is crucial to address the industry's demand for specialised skills, post-qualification. The Automotive industry needs to continue to invest in the vocational sector, the apprenticeship training model, and work-integrated learning. The suitability of qualified trainers and assessors with key technical skills and competence is crucial to passing workforce skills on to the next generation of workers.

Employers and learners expect training products to respond quickly to emerging technologies as consumer demand for these products continues to grow. Close engagement with employers is important to ensure that training programs become more relevant and effective. 

AUR Training Package Enrolment Data 2022

The following NCVER data shows enrolment data for the AUR training package under AUSMASA's remit as at 2022 - the most current enrolment statistics available. We will update the following data when the 2023 enrolment data becomes available. 

Source: VOCSTATS, http://www.ncver.edu.au/resources/vocstats.html , 'Total VET students and courses' extracted on 22/02/2024 

AUM Training Package Enrolment Data 2022

The following NCVER data shows enrolment data for the AUM training package under AUSMASA's remit as at 2022 - the most current enrolment statistics available. We will update the following data when the 2023 enrolment data becomes available. 

Source: VOCSTATS, http://www.ncver.edu.au/resources/vocstats.html , 'Total VET students and courses' extracted on 22/02/2024