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The Automotive industry in Australia The Automotive industry in Australia consists of two very distinct

The Automotive industry in Australia

The Automotive industry in Australia consists of two very distinct sectors the automotive manufacturing sector and the automotive retail, services and repair sector. Due to its complexity, there are a variety of codes within the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) for the automotive industry.

The Automotive manufacturing sector - employment

The largest employers in the automotive manufacturing sector are the motor vehicle manufacturers. ANZSIC 1 Class 2311 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing covers:

Bus manufacturing

Hydrogen, fuelcell, hybrid or electrical vehicle manufacturing

Motor car manufacturing

Motor vehicle engine manufacturing

Truck manufacturing (except off highway)

Van manufacturing

Australia has three large automotive vehicle manufacturers General Motors, Ford and Toyota as well as three large truck manufacturers IVECO, Kenworth and Volvo Commercial Vehicles.

In 2008 the automotive manufacturing sector produced 324,684 vehicles locally. Of these vehicles, just slightly over 50% (162,728) vehicles were for the domestic market, and 161,956 vehicles were exported. Automotive industry exports grew by 14% in 2008. The largest export market for the automotive manufacturing sector was the Middle East (38.1%). 2

In addition to the above ANZSIC classes there are also other ANZSIC classes which cover areas of automotive manufacture and from which industry data can be derived. The conversion of motor vehicle bodies (car, bus or truck) using an existing engine and chassis is included in Class 2312 Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing. The manufacture of automotive parts is included in Class 2319 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing. Class 2399 Other Transport Equipment Manufacturing not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.) includes the manufacture of motor cycles and unusual terrain vehicles such as hovercraft. It also includes the manufacture of bicycles. Class 2462 Mining and Construction Machinery Manufacturing includes off-highway trucks as used in the mining industry. Forklift truck manufacturing is included in Class 2491 Lifting and Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing.

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2 Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Key Automotive Statistics 2008

In May 2009, a total of 329,000 people were employed in the automotive industry. This

In May 2009, a total of 329,000 people were employed in the automotive industry. This is 3.0% of Australia’s labour force. The majority of people were employed in the Automotive Repair and Maintenance sector (137,000 or 41.6%). Males made up the majority of the automotive workforce (79%) 3 .

Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing

Fuel Retailing

Automotive Repair and Maintenance

Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling

Motor Vehicle Retailing

Motor Vehicle Parts and Tyre Retailing

Automotive industry Employment by ANZSIC class May 2009

120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Thousands
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Thousands

ANZSIC class

Source: ABS Labour Force May 2009

Full Timeby ANZSIC class May 2009 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Thousands ANZSIC class Source:

Part Timeby ANZSIC class May 2009 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Thousands ANZSIC class Source:

3 Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force, Australia, May 2009

The majority of people were employed in New South Wales with Victoria and Queensland the

The majority of people were employed in New South Wales with Victoria and Queensland the other major employing states. While New South Wales is the largest employing state, Victoria has the most people employed in automotive manufacturing (25,000 people or just under 55% of all automotive manufacturing employment).

Automotive industry Employment by state and gender May 2009 80 60 40 20 Males 0
Automotive industry
Employment by state and gender May 2009
80
60
40
20
Males
0
Females
Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009
State
Thousands
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital
Territory

Most people in the industry are employed full time (with the exception of fuel retailing where part-time workers are the majority) 4 .

Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling

Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing

Fuel Retailing

Motor Vehicle Retailing

Motor Vehicle Parts and Tyre Retailing

Automotive Repair and

Maintenance

Automotive industry Employment by sector and status May 2009

120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Thousands
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Thousands

ANZSIC group

Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009

Males Full time0 Thousands ANZSIC group Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009 Females Full time Males Part

Females Full time0 Thousands ANZSIC group Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009 Males Full time Males Part

Males Part time0 Thousands ANZSIC group Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009 Males Full time Females Full

Females Part time0 Thousands ANZSIC group Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009 Males Full time Females Full

4 Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force, Australia May 2009

The Automotive manufacturing sector – business size In 2006 the ANZSIC underwent a major review

The Automotive manufacturing sector business size

In 2006 the ANZSIC underwent a major review and the majority of codes were changed. The ABS report, ‘Counts of Australian Businesses 2007’ used the codes from ANZSIC 1993.

Although motor vehicle manufacturing makes up the largest percentage of employment within the automotive manufacturing sector, motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing had the most number of businesses operating in June 2007. The majority (85%) of these businesses were sole traders or small enterprises (under 20 employees) 5 .

TOTAL

200 +

Non-employing

20 - 199

1 - 19

Automotive Manufacturing Business size June 2007

1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0 Hundreds
1600
1400
1200
1000
800
600
400
200
0
Hundreds

Business size

Source: ABS Counts of Australian Businesses, 2007 n.e.c. - not elsewhere classified

Motor Vehicle ManufacturingBusinesses, 2007 n.e.c. - not elsewhere classified Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Automotive Electrical and

Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing- not elsewhere classified Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Automotive Electrical and Instrument Manufacturing

Automotive Electrical and Instrument Manufacturingclassified Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Automotive Component Manufacturing n.e.c.

Automotive Component Manufacturing n.e.c.classified Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Automotive Electrical and Instrument Manufacturing

5 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008 Counts of Australian Businesses 2003 - 2007

The largest proportion of businesses operating (39%) within the automotive industry in June 2007 was

The largest proportion of businesses operating (39%) within the automotive industry in June 2007 was in the automotive repair and services sub-sector which is part of the automotive retail, services and repair sector.

Automotive industry Businesses operating by sector 2006 - 07

1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 9% 2% 6% 2% 14% 8% 6% 3% 4% 1%
1%
1%
1% 2% 0%
9%
2%
6%
2%
14%
8%
6%
3%
4%
1%
39%
Source: ABS Counts of Australian Businesses, 2007
*
0% where under 300 businesses
*n.e.c - not elsewhere classified

Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (726)

Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing

(1,536)

Automotive Electrical and Instrument Manufacturing (384)

Automotive Component Manufacturing n.e.c. (939)

Car Wholesaling (1,224)

Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling (285)

Motor Vehicle New Part Dealing (3,690)

Motor Vehicle Wrecking and Used Part Dealing (1,584)

Car Retailing (5,370)

Motor Cycle Dealing (1,704)

Trailer and Caravan Dealing (486)

Tyre Retailing (2,346)

Automotive Repair and Services n.e.c.

(25,185)

Automotive Electrical Services (3,648)

Smash Repairing (9,204)

Automotive Fuel Retailing (5,604)

The majority of businesses are either sole traders or small enterprises employing less than 20 people.

Automotive industry Business size by number of employees 2006 - 07

0%

industry Business size by number of employees 2006 - 07 0% 5% 43% 52% Source: ABS
5% 43% 52%
5%
43%
52%

Source: ABS Counts of Australian Businesses, 2007

* 0% where under 600 businesses

Non-employing0% 5% 43% 52% Source: ABS Counts of Australian Businesses, 2007 * 0% where under 600

1 - 1943% 52% Source: ABS Counts of Australian Businesses, 2007 * 0% where under 600 businesses Non-employing

20 - 1995% 43% 52% Source: ABS Counts of Australian Businesses, 2007 * 0% where under 600 businesses

200 +43% 52% Source: ABS Counts of Australian Businesses, 2007 * 0% where under 600 businesses Non-employing

The Automotive retail, services and repair sector The Automotive retail, services and repair sector comprises

The Automotive retail, services and repair sector

The Automotive retail, services and repair sector comprises of:

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts wholesaling

Motor vehicle retailing

Motor vehicle parts and tyre retailing

Automotive repair and maintenance

Machinery and equipment repair and maintenance

Bicycle repairs are classified under Class 9499 Other Repair and Maintenance n.e.c.which also includes fuel retailing.

The largest subsector by number of businesses is the Automotive repair and service n.e.c. subsector which comprises:

Automotive conversion

Automotive repair garage operation

Brake repair

Clutch repair

Cooling system and/or radiator repair

Engine repair or reconditioning

Exhaust system or muffler repair

Gearbox repair

Motor cycle or scooter repair

Trailer repair (boat or box)

Transmission repair

Truck repair

Automotive retail industry Number of businesses by sector 2006 - 07

2% 0% 3% 9% 6% 9% 15% 3% 1% 4% 6% 42%
2% 0%
3%
9%
6%
9%
15%
3%
1%
4%
6%
42%

Source: ABS Counts of Australian Businesses, 2007 * 0% where under 400 businesses *n.e.c. - not elsewhere classified

Car Wholesaling (1,224)under 400 businesses *n.e.c. - not elsewhere classified Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling (285) Motor Vehicle New Part

Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling (285)*n.e.c. - not elsewhere classified Car Wholesaling (1,224) Motor Vehicle New Part Dealing (3,690) Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle New Part Dealing (3,690)Car Wholesaling (1,224) Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling (285) Motor Vehicle Wrecking and Used Part Dealing (1,584) Car

Motor Vehicle Wrecking and Used Part Dealing (1,584)Wholesaling (285) Motor Vehicle New Part Dealing (3,690) Car Retailing (5,370) Motor Cycle Dealing (1,704) Trailer

Car Retailing (5,370)(3,690) Motor Vehicle Wrecking and Used Part Dealing (1,584) Motor Cycle Dealing (1,704) Trailer and Caravan

Motor Cycle Dealing (1,704)Wrecking and Used Part Dealing (1,584) Car Retailing (5,370) Trailer and Caravan Dealing (486) Tyre Retailing

Trailer and Caravan Dealing (486)(1,584) Car Retailing (5,370) Motor Cycle Dealing (1,704) Tyre Retailing (2,346) Automotive Repair and Services n.e.c.

Tyre Retailing (2,346)Cycle Dealing (1,704) Trailer and Caravan Dealing (486) Automotive Repair and Services n.e.c. (25,185) Automotive

Automotive Repair and Services n.e.c.Trailer and Caravan Dealing (486) Tyre Retailing (2,346) (25,185) Automotive Electrical Services (3,648) Smash

(25,185)

Automotive Electrical Services (3,648)Retailing (2,346) Automotive Repair and Services n.e.c. (25,185) Smash Repairing (9,204) Automotive Fuel Retailing (5,604)

Smash Repairing (9,204)Automotive Repair and Services n.e.c. (25,185) Automotive Electrical Services (3,648) Automotive Fuel Retailing (5,604)

Automotive Fuel Retailing (5,604)(2,346) Automotive Repair and Services n.e.c. (25,185) Automotive Electrical Services (3,648) Smash Repairing (9,204)

Automotive retail, service and repair sector – employment In the automotive retail, service and repair

Automotive retail, service and repair sector employment

In the automotive retail, service and repair sector, the majority of the workforce is male and employed full-time with the exception of fuel retailing where employment is fairly evenly distributed between the genders and full and part-time 6 .

Automotive Repair and Maintenance

Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling

Fuel Retailing

Motor Vehicle Retailing

Motor Vehicle Parts and Tyre Retailing

Automotive retail, service and repair Employment by ANZSIC class May 2009

120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Thousands
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Thousands

ANZSIC class

Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009

Males Full time0 Thousands ANZSIC class Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009 Females Full time Males Part

Females Full time0 Thousands ANZSIC class Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009 Males Full time Males Part

Males Part time0 Thousands ANZSIC class Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009 Males Full time Females Full

Females Part time0 Thousands ANZSIC class Source: ABS Labour Force Australia May 2009 Males Full time Females Full

6 Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force May 2009

As at May 2009, the automotive repair and maintenance sub-sector has the highest level of

As at May 2009, the automotive repair and maintenance sub-sector has the highest level of employment, employing around 137,000 people. The majority of these are employed in New South Wales.

Tasmania

Northern Territory

South Australia

Western Australia

Victoria

New South Wales

Australian Capital Territory

Queensland

Automotive retail, service and repair Employment by state May 2009

40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Thousands
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
Thousands

State

Source: ABS Labour Force May 2009

Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling5 0 Thousands State Source: ABS Labour Force May 2009 Motor Vehicle Retailing Motor Vehicle Parts

Motor Vehicle RetailingMay 2009 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Motor Vehicle Parts and Tyre Retailing Fuel

Motor Vehicle Parts and Tyre RetailingMotor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Motor Vehicle Retailing Fuel Retailing Automotive Repair and Maintenance

Fuel RetailingVehicle Parts Wholesaling Motor Vehicle Retailing Motor Vehicle Parts and Tyre Retailing Automotive Repair and Maintenance

Automotive Repair and MaintenanceVehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Motor Vehicle Retailing Motor Vehicle Parts and Tyre Retailing Fuel

Automotive retail, service and repair sector – contribution to the economy One measure of gross

Automotive retail, service and repair sector contribution to the economy

One measure of gross domestic product (GDP) is industry value added (IVA). In the financial year 2007 2008, the automotive sectors of manufacturing, wholesale and retail added $26.5 billion to the Australian economy 7 .

Automotive industry Industry value added 2007 - 08

22% 42% 8% 28% Source: ABS Australian Industry 2007 - 2008
22%
42%
8%
28%
Source: ABS Australian Industry 2007 - 2008

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts wholesaling ($11,277 million)42% 8% 28% Source: ABS Australian Industry 2007 - 2008 Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts retailing ($7,405 million)and motor vehicle parts wholesaling ($11,277 million) Fuel retailing ($2,042 million) Motor vehicle and motor

Fuel retailing ($2,042 million)vehicle and motor vehicle parts retailing ($7,405 million) Motor vehicle and motor vehicle part manufacturing ($5,817

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle part manufacturing ($5,817 million)($11,277 million) Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts retailing ($7,405 million) Fuel retailing ($2,042 million)

In the 12 months from June 2008 new passenger vehicles sales fell from just over 60,000 to just under 40,000 per month (in May 2009) 8 . There was a sharp rise in sales in June 2009 which may have been due to the Commonwealth Government’s tax break for businesses. The Government tax break is only available until 31 December 2009.

New vehicle sales Australia 2008 - 09

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Thousands Jan-2008 Feb-2008 Mar-2008 Apr-2008 May-2008 Jun-2008
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
Thousands
Jan-2008
Feb-2008
Mar-2008
Apr-2008
May-2008
Jun-2008
Jul-2008
Aug-2008
Sep-2008
Oct-2008
Nov-2008
Dec-2008
Jan-2009
Feb-2009
Mar-2009
Apr-2009
May-2009
Jun-2009
Jul-2009

Source: ABS Sales of New Motor Vehicles August 2009

Passenger vehiclesMay-2009 Jun-2009 Jul-2009 Source: ABS Sales of New Motor Vehicles August 2009 Sports utility vehicles Other

Sports utility vehiclesMay-2009 Jun-2009 Jul-2009 Source: ABS Sales of New Motor Vehicles August 2009 Passenger vehicles Other vehicles

Other vehiclesJun-2009 Jul-2009 Source: ABS Sales of New Motor Vehicles August 2009 Passenger vehicles Sports utility vehicles

7 Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Industry 2007 - 08 8 Australian Bureau of Statistics Sales of new Motor Vehicles August 2009

Automotive industry – skills and training Statistics on commencements and completions of qualfications are maintained

Automotive industry skills and training

Statistics on commencements and completions of qualfications are maintained by NCVER and published in two collections the National Apprentice and trainee collection and the National VET provider collection. Each collection reports different data with some overlap between the collections. The Apprentice and trainee collection reports on apprentice and trainee commencements both in publicly funded and private training organisations, quarterly as well as annually. The VET provider collection data is published annually and includes all commencements and completions in publicly funded training organisations only. Therefore apprentices and trainees who are undertaking qualifications at publicly funded training organisations are included in the VET collection, but not apprentices and trainees who are undertaking qualifications at private training organisations.

The automotive industry is covered by two Training Packages:

AUM08 Automotive Manufacturing Training Package; and

AUR05 Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package

The Automotive Manufacturing qualifications are designed to meet the training and skills recognition needs of the Australian automotive manufacturing industry sector. They cover the competencies used by people employed in the automotive manufacturing industry sector in two areas: Passenger Motor Vehicles and Bus, Truck and Trailer.

The automotive manufacturing sector represents a complex and diverse range of enterprises involved in the manufacture of vehicles and components.

It is a sector where the majority of vocational training has traditionally been focussed in the vehicle manufacturing plants and a number of key automotive component manufacturers.

The Automotive Retail, Service and Repair qualifications are aimed at the training needs of the retail, service and repair (RS&R) sector of the automotive industry, including:

Sales of new and used vehicles

Sales of parts and accessories

Repair and maintenance of vehicles.

They also cover occupational areas such as performance enhancement, rectifying and disposing of components at the end of vehicle life, outdoor power equipment, recreational boating, bicycles, farm machinery and mobile plant and equipment.

Currently the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair qualifications are under review.

Uptake of qualifications by national Training Package in 2008: AUR05 Automotive Retail, Service and Repair

Uptake of qualifications by national Training Package in 2008:

AUR05 Automotive Retail, Service and Repair 9

In 2008 over 50% (7,421) of apprentices and trainees were enrolled in Certificate III in

Automotive Mechanical Technology. The majority of commencements (2,192) were in New South Wales. Queensland had the highest number of completions (735) in 2008. The qualification with the highest number of graduates (2,193) in 2008 was Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical Light Vehicle). Here, New South Wales was the leader with 766 completions. There were 7,482 people completing an AUR apprenticeship or traineeship in

2008.

The number of apprentice and trainee enrolments fell in 2008 by approximately 3% (from the previous year) while completions rose by 780 graduates (10%). The uptake of qualifications by apprentices and trainees at Certificate IV has been slow with only six enrolments in 2008 compared with 28 in 2007.

The only two states to take up traineeships at Certificate IV level were Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) with 26 persons commencing Certificate IV in Automotive Management in 2007 in the ACT.

New South Wales was the only state with commencements in the new qualifications Certificate II and Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology. In the first quarter of 2009, one person had commenced the Certificate II and seven people had commenced Certificate III 10 .

Automotive industry AUR Apprentice and trainees 2008 12 10 8 6 4 Commencements 2 Completions
Automotive industry
AUR Apprentice and trainees 2008
12
10
8
6
4
Commencements
2
Completions
0
AQF level
Source: NCVER National Apprentice and trainee collection 2009
Thousands
Certificate I
Certificate II
Certificate III
Certificate IV
Diploma

9 National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009 National Apprentice and trainee collection 10 National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009 National Apprentice and trainee collection, (unpublished)

In 2008 there were 45,220 commencements in AUR qualifications through publicly funded institutions. In the

In 2008 there were 45,220 commencements in AUR qualifications through publicly funded institutions. In the same period 13,822 apprentices and trainees commenced an AUR qualification. 1,287 of those commencements were school-based. Completions for the same period through publicly funded institutions were 9,172. While only six people commenced a qualification higher than Certificate III via the apprentice/trainee pathway, 1,430 people commenced Certificate IV or higher qualifications through publicly funded institutions in 2008. There were 283 completions through publicly institutions compared with only one person completing a traineeship at Certificate IV or higher level. 11

83% of apprentices and trainees commencing AUR qualifications in 2008 were aged between 15 and 24 years old 12 .

Automotive industry AUR apprentice and trainee commencements by age group 2008 0% 0% 1% 2%
Automotive industry
AUR apprentice and trainee commencements by age group 2008
0%
0%
1%
2%
4%
10%
<14
- 24
15
- 34
25
- 44
35
83%
- 54
45
- 64
55
>65
Source: NCVER National Apprentice and trainee collection 2009
*0% - Where commencements/completions are less than 50

11 National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009 VET provider collection

12 National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009 Australian vocational education and training statistics: apprentice and trainee

AUM Automotive Manufacturing 2008 In 2008, 304 persons commenced an AUM apprenticeship or traineeship with

AUM Automotive Manufacturing 2008

In 2008, 304 persons commenced an AUM apprenticeship or traineeship with the highest number of commencements overall (149) being in Victoria. Queensland had the highest number of commencements (69) in truck manufacturing qualifications. There were no commencements for automotive manufacturing qualifications in Tasmania, Northern Territory or Australian Capital Territory.

Victoria

South Australia

Western Australia

New South Wales

Queensland

AUM apprentice and trainee commencements By state and qualification 2008

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Commencements
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
Commencements

AUM20100 Cert II in Automotive Manufacturing100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Commencements AUM25101 Cert II in

AUM25101 Cert II in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus, Truck and Trailer)Commencements AUM20100 Cert II in Automotive Manufacturing AUM35101 Cert III in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus, Truck

AUM35101 Cert III in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus, Truck and Trailer)Cert II in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus, Truck and Trailer) AUM40100 Cert IV in Automotive Manufacturing (Frontline

AUM40100 Cert IV in Automotive Manufacturing (Frontline Management)III in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus, Truck and Trailer) State Source: NCVER National Apprentice and trainee

State Source: NCVER National Apprentice and trainee collection, June 2009 estimates (unpublished)

In 2008, 595 people commenced a qualification from the AUM Training Package at a publicly

In 2008, 595 people commenced a qualification from the AUM Training Package at a publicly funded institution. Some of these commencements were through apprenticeship and traineeship arrangements. Eight commencements were school-based. In the same period 75 people completed AUM qualifications through publicly funded institutions 13 .

AUM30100 - Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing (Frontline

AUM40100 - Certificate IV in Automotive Manufacturing (Frontline Management)

AUM25101 - Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus, Truck and Trailer)

AUM35101 - Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus, Truck and Trailer)

AUM60100 - Advanced Diploma of Automotive Manufacturing (Design and Development)

AUM20100 - Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing

AUM50100 - Diploma of Automotive Manufacturing (Frontline Management)

Management)

Automotive industry Commencements by qualification 2008

400 300 200 100 0 Commencements
400
300
200
100
0
Commencements

Qualification

Publicly funded2008 400 300 200 100 0 Commencements Qualification institutions Apprentices and trainees Source: NCVER

institutions

Apprentices and0 Commencements Qualification Publicly funded institutions trainees Source: NCVER National Apprentice and trainee

trainees

Source: NCVER National Apprentice and trainee collection May 2009 and National VET provider collection May 2009

The Automotive Manufacturing Training Package was reviewed in 2008 and there were not any commencements in these revised qualifications in the first quarter of 2009 14 (latest figures).

Summary

In March 2009, there were 769 apprentices and trainees undertaking qualifications from the AUM Training Package and 20,327 apprentices and trainees undertaking qualifications from the AUR Training Package. At the same time in 2008 there were 1,353 apprentices and trainees undertaking AUM qualifications and 32,529 apprentices and trainees undertaking AUR qualifications. That is a drop of 43.2% in the number of apprentices and trainees in the automotive manufacturing sector over the 12 month period. The drop in the number of apprentices and trainees in the automotive retail, service and repair sector is not as marked (37.5%) although still significant 15

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13 National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009 National VET provider collection

14 National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009 National Apprentice and trainee collection, June 2009 estimates (unpublished)

15 National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009 Apprentices and trainees in-training as at March 2009