Estimates for the development of heavy vehicles for zero emissions have been confirmed.
Truck manufacturers have accelerated their programs around the world and in many cases are offering ready-to-use electro-mobility solutions.
There are a number of significant common challenges that require a coordinated and systematic approach to resolving the crisis in depth.
Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (PaulVI) Paul Woodland says the largest industry association is taking an integrated and collaborative approach.
Woodland, for his part, said: “Our role is to help the industry transition to battery-powered trucks powered by battery-powered BeV and FVV.”
“HVIA has begun to use the experience and expertise of its members and external stakeholders to identify and address issues such as standards, legislative and access requirements, and energy infrastructure.
At the same time, it is a major component of skills and training, especially in the workplace and in operational safety, maintenance and technical and emergency support.
Our goal is to identify what is available in short, medium and long term training and what else is needed.
Automotive technicians are not the only ones who need to add new skills to their skills. The advent of battery electric and fuel cell trucks is affecting every part of the truck industry.
For example, there are implications for bodybuilders, refrigeration specialists, and each energy-intensive accessory. There are complete security issues for paint shops and panel battles.
For effective training courses, however, there is a small problem with chicken and eggs.
Two things must be established before TAFE or another registered training organization (RTO) can expand its training products.
• Is there an industry demand for the training?
• Is the course financially supported or paid for by the users?
Then there is the issue of qualified coaches.
In order for any RTO to have a training package in its scope, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) must ensure that there are qualified coaches and that each department has sufficient resources to teach in a training package or skills.
Where there are skill gaps, TAFE recommends approaching the manufacturers to help train their coaches. Arrested – This means that those people must first be properly recognized by the relevant certificate.
PWC Skills is a government-designated service provider for Australia. They are currently developing training package products related to the service and maintenance of battery electric vehicles with their Industrial Reference Committees (IRC).
Of these, “service and maintenance of battery-powered vehicles” already exists and has been updated. New capabilities include “diagnostics, removal and replacement of heavy-duty charging systems” and “troubleshooting and repairing complex faults in battery power transmissions.”
Training Package Products go to training review boards in each state and territory before the Australian Industrial Skills Committee (ACC) arrives.
In response, the ICC will recommend a national training package for qualified ministers (subcommittee of the National Cabinet) – to be held next October.
Supported products are listed on the National Register (training.gov.au) for implementation by registered training organizations. This should be in the first quarter of 2022.
“If HIV or its members have identified gaps, we can contact PWC’s capabilities in Australia, then they can refer them to the IRC for consideration,” Woodland said.
“As demand increases, we need to make sure the industry is ready, so now is the time to address these issues.
Only then can the market improve its purchasing decisions by considering zero emissions trucks.