New 4WD Technician course

In an industry first, the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA)’s 4WD Council has partnered with the Kangan Institute to develop a specific pilot program for the industry, being a 4WD Accessories Technician course.

Club 4X4 is a proud member of the AAAA, and Kalen our GM sits on the 4WD Industry Council. We’re excited to see that this sort of innovation is happening because this course, which establishes a benchmark qualification teaching the basic mechanical, electrical and fitting skills required to work in the 4X4 industry.

The course results in a Certificate II in Automotive Service Technology. Students will benefit from additional, exclusive ‘industry sessions’ specific to the 4WD modification and accessory industry. The course also creates a pathway for further education for students who wish to go beyond Certificate II.

The pilot program will run in 2021. There are a few spots available on the program – To enquire about enrolling, contact or (03) 9545 3333.

The Australian 4WD Industry is a $6 billion industry comprising more than 2,000 businesses and employing over 70,000 Australians, so producing a tailored 4WD training pathway is a worthwhile and timely exercise.

“Our own AAAA research, along with recent market performance, clearly shows the Australian 4WD industry is booming. The sector desperately needs an ongoing supply of the right skills in the industry, to keep growing and to meet consumer demand, said Stuart Charity, CEO of the AAAA.  

“An industry-led solution was required. The 4WDIC committed to developing a nationally recognised qualification that is relevant to the type of work undertaken in a 4WD accessories business. After a great deal of hard work by so many, to be here launching the pilot program is a great moment for our industry,” said Ben Lavis, 4WD Industry Council Chairman, and 4X4 Strategy & Business Manager at GPC Asia Pacific.

For more information on the course, including an overview on the course content, please visit

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