Mechanically minded trainers for automotive apprentices



ARB 4×4 Accessories can trace its history all the way back to 1975 when the company founder, Tony Brown, was inspired so much by the raw beauty he saw in Northern Australia he started the business so more of us had the ability to see what he had. Today there are ARB stores located throughout Australia, supporting Australians with their off road activities – wherever the beaten track may take them. 

Work Skills spoke with David Probin, the Workshop Manager from the corporate store at Nundah. David and his team pride themselves in upholding the ARB quality and standards their customers have come to expect.  David has been working together with Work Skills to train his apprentices in their AUR32516 Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology and AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

“The training has been really good and the online system used for training works well,” David said. “When the trainers come here, everything seems to roll quite smoothly and the trainers are able to answer all of my apprentice’s questions.” David continued to talk in more detail about the trainers from Work Skills. “They’ve been really easy to get along with and because they come from a workshop background, we’re all able to talk the same language.”

David also liked the way training was able to be contextualised to his apprentices, while still having them learn what they need to know for their trades. “We also don’t lose our apprentices from the workplace. They don’t have to leave here to complete their training and each session lasts roughly two hours. It allows us to work much more smoothly. It’s easy for us to adjust our workflow to suit our requirements and it’s just really flexible.”