Kangan Institute electric vehicle lab

Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence at Docklands electrical vehicle lab showing a classroom with desks and electrical vehicle training screens for learners

Kangan Institute's Automotive Centre of Excellence at Docklands

A new purpose-built electric vehicle (EV) lab, which opened in April 2023, will help bridge the emerging skills gap of specially trained technicians in Australia.

The advanced automotive and electrical lab at Kangan Institute is home to the latest technology in electronic training boards and simulators,
new computers and software programs, and sophisticated teaching aids. The equipment can simulate almost all variants of EVs, making it flexible and adaptable to current and future markets. The facilities will improve the learning experience of new students and apprentices, as well as deliver a wide range of EV-specific accredited courses to up-skill existing industry technicians, ensuring Victorian automotive technicians can thrive in an evolving workforce.

A new apprenticeship program specialising in EVs will provide technicians with the opportunity to train and work in an emerging industry.

This investment, delivered through the $12 million TAFE Equipment and Facilities Fund, will help Victoria achieve its target for EVs to comprise
50% of all new light-vehicle sales.