About the ACE
What is the ACE?
The Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) at Docklands is a dedicated automotive training and industry focused facility. Stage II of the facility was launched in 2012 and introduced new workshop spaces, a world-class vehicle and engine testing facility as well as a purpose-built auto electrical lab supplied by Training Systems Australia.
The centre has achieved numerous environmental awards since its inauguration, including the Vic Urban Award of Excellence and a 5-Star Green Star Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
The ACE supports the progress of the automotive industry into the 21st century and has been developed in consultation with the automotive industry. For this reason, the ACE is designed to:
- increase innovation capabilities within the industry
- develop a better, more integrated approach to training, research and development
- provide highly-skilled staff trained in the latest technology
- offer centralised training to allow resource sharing and the ability to constantly update technology
Kangan Institute at the ACE
The Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) is a valued part of Kangan Institute, one of Victoria's largest speciality training providers.
Kangan Institute trains tens of thousands of students annually, and is known for the employability of its graduates. Specialist training facilities such as the Automotive Centre of Excellence offer Kangan Institute students a professional, hands-on training environment.
Classes are taught by leading professionals employed within industry. Students benefit from a dynamic curriculum ensuring the skills gained are in-demand by employers.
All Training Packages have been reviewed to ensure that Employability Skills feature in their units of competency and all new training packages must now include Employability Skills. To view the employability skills summaries for qualifications you are interested in click here.
Students are not only trained in their passion, but also get the advantage of a nationally accredited qualification backed by a recognised leading training provider, ensuring the future of the automotive industry is in good hands.
Where is the ACE?
Located on the southern edge of the CBD (and a five minute walk from Southern Cross station), the ACE is central and accessible to Victoria's retail, service, repair and manufacturing industries. Designed to integrate automotive training and research and development under the one roof, the ACE is positioned to become a key player in the rapidly developing field of automotive technology.
Address: 1 Batmans Hill Drive, Docklands VIC 3008
Features of the ACE
The ACE features a world-class vehicle and engine testing facility that's set to revolutionise the ease in which industry can test trucks, cars and motorbikes (click here to download the engine testing facility brochure). The purpose-built auto electrical lab supplied by Training Systems Australia provides the latest simulation and diagnostic equipment.
The ACE also offers specialised workshop spaces converging industry and learning environments, including a dedicated industry training workshop and distinctive spaces available for event hire and product training.
In addition to this, the ACE building itself features innovative and sustainable environmental design principles and practices, for which it has received a 5 Green Star rating for energy and sustainable design from the Green Building Council of Australia (click here to download more information about the environmental features of the ACE building).
The centre utilises the latest technology and equipment to obtain excellent training facilities in a compact space and offers new learning technologies that provide a more flexible industry and training environment.