11th July 2016: The new RPL for Cert III in Automotive Glazing launches today. Open to all eligible candidates with over three years experience, it presents a faster and simpler way to gain certification as it takes into account your existing skill set and training. Click here for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th May 2016: story about the AGA and TAFE NSW Riverina's joint RPL for Certificate III in Auto Glazing Technology appears in Paint & Panel online. See the clipping here.
20th April 2016: in an exciting breakthrough for the auto glass industry, the AGA announced today a new RPL (recognised prior learning) program for Certificate III in Automotive Glazing Technology AUR32216. A joint partnership between TAFE NSW Riverina Institute and the AGA, the new approach to certification acknowledges a technician's existing training and skill-set, which simplifies and expedites the certification process - and means you're not going over old ground. According to TAFE, it's the first program of its kind in Australia.
14th April 2016: SAVE THE DATE the AGA is hosting the first industry meet and greet event on May 26 in Sydney. Invitations will be posted next week to all industry stakeholders, along with an exciting announcement regarding Cert III in Automotive Glazing Technology. Email email@example.com to ensure your name is on the list
8th December 2015: check out the new article re the AGA training portal in this month's issue of Automotive Engineer magazine.
1st December 2015: The final committee meeting for 2015 will be held via phone conference this Thursday. Contact Joanne Valvekens at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
questions or would like an item added to the agenda.
6th October 2015: AGM for the AGA will be held in Sydney next Tuesday from 9.30am -
10.00am. A committee meeting will immediately follow. Contact Joanne Valvekens at email@example.com if you have
questions or would like an item added to the agenda.
15th September 2015: Article regarding the AGA's launch of an online training portal for the auto glass industry appears on GlassBYTES.
8th September 2015: AGA launches Australia's first independent online training portal for auto glass repair and replacement specialists. For more information go to our Training page or click here for the training flyer.
21st May 2015: On May 24 auto glass industry stalwart and AGA committee member Terry
Golledge will participate in the Climb For Cancer, which will have him
climbing 810 stairs. Best of luck Terry. Show your support by visiting
19th May 2015: An article written by the AGA regarding safe drive away times features in the March/April issue of Automotive Engineer magazine. Visit our Articles page for the full story.
21st April 2015: The AGA has released a fact sheet for our auto glass technicians, Fact Sheet - competition and consumer law. It details a free online training program for small business owners
interested in learning about their rights and responsibilities when it
comes to dealing with the public and other businesses.
1st April 2015: Check out this month's issue of Paint & Panel magazine (March/April) for a two page AGA story re SDAT. For our article archive visit the NEWS section of this website
12th March 2015: the AGA has distributed a media release to newspapers around the country advising motorists on how to prepare their vehicle for an Easter road trip. Read more here.
Industry alert, November 2014: the AGA AGM will be held on Wednesday 3rd December, 2014 at the Hudson Fysh Meeting Room, Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, Cnr Bourke Road & O’Riordan Street, Mascot, NSW 2020, starting 9:30 am – 10:00 am. Committee meeting to follow. Please contact Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 9498 2768 to advise attendance.
30th October 2014: The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, representing car makers and importers, has pulled out of
negotiations for a code of conduct between independent repairers and car companies to allow access to vehicle service and repair data. It has in fact announced intent to establish its own voluntary
code of conduct for car servicing that restricts the availability of this information to independent repairers. Read more here.
13th October 2014: Interesting FORBES article about autonomous vehicles (AV), dissecting their possible implications. The idea of 'on demand usage' is raised, whereby you wouldn't own your car, everyone would just have access to one whenever they wanted it. It is estimated that at 90% AV penetration, we could
actually reduce the number of cars on the road by 42.6%. What would this mean for the AGRR industry? Who then would be responsible for fixing breaks or chips in the glass?
9th August 2014: The dedicated AGA Training Sub-Committee
travels from far and wide to meet in Sydney to develop an
AGA Online Induction Course. To be launched later this year, the course
will deliver to industry new-comers an introduction to commonly used
19th June 2014: Standards Australia announces the AGA submission to review the standard AS4739-2002 Direct Glazed automotive glass replacement – Light vehicles has been approved and will be reviewed by its Standards Development Committee. This marks the successful completion of the first step towards a revision of the standard.
Since launching last year a key focus of the AGA has been reworking the standard. This week’s announcement proves the association is on track with this goal, again highlighting the import and necessity of an industry body that looks towards the future to protect the auto glass industry and its stakeholders.