The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), was established in 1972 as a non-profit organisation to help improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians and parts specialists.
ASE currently offers over 50 industry-related, monitored, computer-based, voluntary tests at specific testing centers. If a technician passes an ASE test and meets the relevant work experience requirement, an ASE credential is awarded and displayed to peers and customers indicating expertise in that area of vehicle repair.
According to a Return On Investment survey conducted by the ASE, 92% participants rated technician qualifications as “very important” when selecting repair a facility. (See the full research here) As a result, the ASE are keen to continue to improve and diversify its testing offering to multiple sectors in the industry.
As part of this commitment to improve and drive forward within the industry, the ASE are seeking 120 technicians to take part in a pilot of ASE tests to determine if its credential process will be viable, and of benefit to technicians and workshops within the industry.
By becoming a pilot volunteer, you will not only be able to take pride knowing you are playing a vital role in helping determine if ASE testing will benefit the Australian automotive industry, but you will also be able to enhance, refresh and test your own knowledge, which will no doubt help with your on-going learning.
As a volunteer, you will be able to select an ASE test (from the list below). A schedule time for the test will be set to suit your needs at a designated test center near you. Before your test you will be provided with complimentary access to the Online Engage Training portal, whereby you can utilise the materials to study for the test.
The ASE Tests Offered include:
• G1 – Maintenance & Light Repair
• A4 – Suspension & Steering
• A5 – Brakes
• A6 – Electrical/Electronic Systems
• A8 – Engine Performance
• A9 – Light Vehicle Diesel Engines
• P2 – Automobile Parts Specialist
Once you have completed the testing, you will receive a survey to provide feedback about your experience afterwards.
To take part in this unique opportunity to help shape your industry, all you have to do it to contact Briana Bale Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) Tel: +61 (3) 9545-3333
For further information about ASE, please visit: www.ase.com