EV training boost for TAFE Queensland

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EV training capability will be enhanced at two Queensland TAFE campuses. | Photo: Fahroni (iStock)

Cutting-edge electric vehicle training simulators are among the upgrades planned at two Queensland TAFE centres.

A $3 million Federal Government grant will be used to enhance the electric vehicle (EV) training capabilities at the Brisbane South campus in Acacia Ridge and Townsville’s Bohle campus.

The grant will be used to install Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) training simulators, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, used BEVs, 3D scanners and virtual reality headsets.

Federal Minister for Skills and Training Brendan O’Connor said the BEV Training Simulator project would support high quality hands-on learning for students, and training and upskilling to support EV maintenance and repair.