TAFE has crushing need for vehicles

SuniTAFE and other institutes across the state are crying out for vehicles to use in their automotive workshops, however, the State Government is crushing vehicles under anti-hoon legislation.

Automotive student Jamie Body with Terry Sparrow, working on one of the old vehicles at the SuniTAFE campus. Picture:  Louise Donges

Automotive student Jamie Body with Terry Sparrow, working on one of the old vehicles at the SuniTAFE campus. Picture: Louise Donges

At the local TAFE about 90 per cent of vehicles used in training of automotive students are well past their use-by date, but buying new ones comes with a hefty price tag.

SuniTAFE educational business manager automotive, engineering and OHS Terry Sparrow is pushing for a change to the anti-hoon legislation that would allow vehicles that are to be destroyed and confiscated under the law, to instead be donated to TAFE institutes for training purposes.

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