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Automotive Studies: Giving Students the Tools They Need


Sponsored by Sidchrome Tools Australia, Box Hill Institute Automotive Studies has recently replaced all its workshop general tools and toolboxes.

The new tools will provide our students with the skills they need for success and to pursue their passion for the automotive industry. The new technology means the Automotive Service team is better prepared to meet future industry technological challenges, such as alternative fuelled vehicles and electric cars.

Assistant Dean for the Faculty of Trades, Technology and Transport, Michael Cope said, “While we’re no longer making cars in Australia, vehicles still need servicing and the country is selling the largest number of cars to date.”

Donation of Tools to Auspice Schools:

With the student experience front of mind, Box Hill Institute donated its surplus tools and toolboxes to its Secondary School Auspice partners. Michael said, “The idea to donate them was about giving something back to our partner schools.”

The tool donation allowed Box Hill Institute to engage secondary students on the skills shortage in the automotive industry and to let them know about excellent career opportunities.

Box Hill Institute has well-established automotive studies courses, with an increase in student enrolments attributed to Free TAFE for Priority Courses.