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Advanced emissions control and live engine data capabilities are just some of the features of the new Cummins ISX E5 training engine recently delivered to TAFE Queensland in Warwick.
The engine is used in equipment such as pumps, tractors and heavy trucks across the agricultural, resources and transport industries, and will give apprentices the chance to learn industry leading skills on innovative new technology.
TAFE Queensland Automotive Teacher and Educational Team Leader David Wyvill said as technology advanced, so did industry’s expectations around fuel economy and emissions control.
“The companies that we work with are becoming increasingly conscious of fleet emissions, and are looking to make savings through increased fuel economy,” he said.
The Cummins training engine features advanced emissions control technology, a computerised diagnostic system, and live engine data capabilities, ensuring that apprentices practise their skills with an engine on the cutting edge of automotive technology in Australia.
Apprentices studying Agricultural and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology in Warwick will all have the opportunity to learn on the new training engine as part of their qualification.
With a recent study by the National Transport Commission of Australia predicting continued growth in the road transport sector in the coming years, the updated technology ensures apprentices have the skills required to take advantage of growth in the industry.
“The skills that our apprentices gain from working on this engine are transferable across industries and are setting them up to take advantage of the auto careers of the future,” David Wyvill said.
“These skills have often been restricted to specialist training from large fleet companies so this technology will give our graduates a competitive edge in the workplace,” he said.
The engine joins an already impressive collection of training aids housed in the Warwick auto classrooms. A training partnership with John Deere has added two new John Deere tractors to the classroom, which also houses two Holden HSV vehicles, and a BPW training axle, as well as several other pieces of specialist equipment, many of which have been generously donated to the automotive program in Warwick.

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