Australias recreational vehicle industry is determined to remain world class. This drives the launch of a new training college by the Caravan Industry Australia Victorian Trades Division (CIAVic) and Wodonga Institute of TAFE.
The Victorian Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today unveiled the National Caravan Industry Training College at Supreme Caravans, caravan dealership on the Hume Highway at Craigieburn.
The college is an innovative partnership between CIAVic and Wodonga Institute of TAFE which aims to raise the professionalism and standards of the caravan industry by producing skilled people with nationally accredited industry qualifications and non-accredited industry specific training.
The caravan industry is worth over $1.4 billion per annum employing directly over 5500 people. As a vibrant and exciting industry there is a genuine commitment to the on-going development of skills so that the industry continues to thrive by ensuring Australian produced recreational vehicles and services are world class, CIA Vic CEO Rob Lucas said.
The college is a significant investment in the future of our industry and aims to provide people with real opportunities for careers in the recreational vehicle industry, the college will support the associations strategies to create jobs in our industry, Rob Lucas said.
The college will begin taking in enrolments before the end of August through the Wodonga Institute of TAFE with training being delivered in real workplace time with TAFE trainers and assessors.
Additional partnerships with industry suppliers and professional training facilitators will be responsible for delivering non-accredited industry specific training.
Students completing the accredited training programs will receive a formal qualifications in the following;
Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Manufacture MSA30610
Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing MSA 30710
Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair MSA30510
Apart from student programs the college will also offer three-day Caravan Industry Supervisors Courses as well as an emerging leaders program which will be part residential/part course work.
Management and technical workshops as well as ongoing Industry professional development programs will also be available.
Supporting partners of the training college are Caravan Electrical Solutions, Camec, Thetford, G S Chassis, Dometic, Purpleline, Preston Chassis and Al-KO International.