Gold Class Collision
Professional Recognition for your Business
The Gold Class recognition is the highest role-relevant training achievement recognised by the collision repair industry in Australia. The I-CAR Professional Development Program provides collision repair and insurance businesses with a reliable training framework for acquiring Gold Class and maintaining the up-to-date knowledge and skills that contribute to proper repairs, improved business performance and risk reduction.
A “technical tsunami” is approaching for the collision repair industry. By 2016, more than 200 new vehicles and redesigns will debut, many with new lightweight vehicle materials and advanced safety systems that will change the nature of collision repairs. Up-to-date training is becoming increasingly important for consumer safety and business survival. The I-CAR® Gold Class™ program prepares your business to meet the challenges of this ongoing technological change.
For a repair facility to be eligible for the I-CAR® Gold Class Professional™, it must disclose all employees and accurately define job roles. A minimum of 55% of the employment of a collision repair facility must be identified in the roles of Estimator, Non-Structural Technician, Structural Technician and Refinish Technician. To earn the Gold Class recognition, businesses must achieve and maintain a high level of role- specific training across each of the major collision repair roles. This is measured by achievement and maintenance of Platinum™ recognition, earned through I-CAR and Industry Training Alliance training.
A repair facility must identify a technician in each of these roles who has achieved I-CAR® Platinum Individual™ recognition. One representative may be nominated to be the representative for dual roles.
To maintain Gold Class, an organisation must continue to develop the knowledge and skills of its staff to advanced levels by progressing through the ProLevels® of I-CAR’s Professional Development Program™. By becoming Gold Class, you demonstrate to your customers, your staff and the industry that your business is committed to the highest standards of professionalism.
Other non I-CAR® Platinum Individual™ employees must have completed a minimum of 4 training recognition points to be eligible for I-CAR® Gold Class Professional™ recognition. The program recognises businesses in the collision industry for achieving a high level of technical training through both I-CAR®and Industry Training Alliance partners.
Applications for Gold Class can be downloaded here
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