Education & Training
In order to maintain Australia's reputation as a leader in automotive engineering and innovation, we need professionals who are willing and capable of taking up the challenge to develop equitable personal transport in a future where oil is expensive and unreliable and current levels of emissions are unthinkable. The modern world requires graduates and professionals to commit to lifelong learning.
AutoCRC aims to ensure that there are abundant job-ready graduates and up-to-date industry professionals within Australian automotive industries.
AutoCRC's Education and Training Program is designed to provide experiences at a range of educational levels, including undergraduates, postgraduates as well as industry professionals.
The Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology (AutoCRC) was created in December 2005, as part of a national strategy to secure Australia's position in the global automotive industry.
Its participants are eight leading vehicle and component manufacturers, two state governments and ten research institutions with a total research investment in research and training of $100m over seven years.
AutoCRC has four broad research themes and a program dedicated to training and education, with up to 25 projects commencing in the first year of operation. Each research theme has its own distinct goals and technology milestones, and these will constitute technology building blocks designed to enable substantial change within the Australian automotive sector. The research themes are :
- Materials and Sustainable Manufacturing
- Powertrains, Fuels and Emissions
- Safety and Intelligent Vehicle Systems
- Virtual Design & Manufacturing
The CRC for Advanced Automotive Technology (AutoCRC) transformed the way the Australian automotive industry innovates and collaborates. It cultivated strategic international linkages, created the sector-wide supply chain development program Automotive Supplier Excellence Australia (ASEA), completed 46 projects resulting in significant new knowledge & commercial impacts.
Led the creation of the Australian Automotive 2020 Technology Roadmap,which was endorsed by Minister Carr and the Automotive Industry Innovation Council. The Roadmap identified a series of innovation investment priorities that will enable the Australian industry to internationalise and exploit its core strengths. Read More
The reports present a succinct summary of the key issues, including a background to the problem, the new solution that has been designed, the ramifications and benefits for the automotive industry as well as provisions for further enhancements and an assessment of their potential impact.