I-CAR Australia has announced that Smart Repair Australia have been awarded the I-CAR Gold Class Collision status. Core staff members from the Bayswater site in Victoria who carry out conventional panel repair, replacement and refinishing, have met the training requirements required to achieve the Gold Class accreditation.

Although Smart Repair Australia are primarily a hail damage repair company specialising in PDR, they also carry out panel repairs and replacement. Having full time designated staff carrying out these tasks has allowed I-CAR Australia the opportunity to develop a personalised training program that covers all aspects of the conventional repair process. The team at Smart Repair Australia were very keen to be involved, and they completed numerous courses to meet the training requirements, including all Body Technicians attending and completing the I-CAR steel welding certification.

“We have always been a big supporter of I-CAR training and with the constant increase in vehicle technology and value gained from Professional Development, it was an easy decision to join the Road to Gold Program.

“The variety of training delivery methods I-CAR offer is definitely a big plus in this area, especially the online learning platforms as they make work-training coordination a lot easier now. Most of the courses we completed were Virtual Classrooms and done together as a group. We also look forward to doing more Online Courses soon during our Gold Class renewal training. Axalta have also been brilliant for us with relevant training and development of our paint shop staff,” remarks Greg Elliott, general manager of Smart Repair Australia.

“Our team were exceedingly supportive of jumping on board with training and appreciative of the investment in their careers. A lot of our staff have already been asking about when the next courses will be and are excited to be able to start having more of a say in what courses they feel are best suited to them.”

By achieving I-CAR Gold Class accreditation, Smart Repair Australia (Bayswater) further establish their status and reputation within the industry.

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