In an effort to raise level of professionalism amongst automotive technicians in Malaysia, TOC Automotive College has launched its Superbike Technician Course. This 18-month certificate level course is targetted to school leavers and will cost the student RM36,000.

The course places a strong emphasis on personal discipline and practical work, with students swapping classroom work for practical work experience every three-months. Coursework is graded via modules with 80% being the passing grade, and the module exam only counting for 25% of the total, the remainder of the marks being individual practical work.

The course is divided into three levels which take six months each. During the course, students are taken from the fundamentals of workshop safety and practice before moving on to basic engine work.

Thence, students will move up the levels to more sophisticated motorcycle components such as suspension, braking and engine electronics. After graduation, students will be given work placements in Malaysia Motorcycle and Scooter Dealers Association (MMSDA) member workshops.

During her speech, college founder Adeline Foo said, “there should be fair competency through improved skillsets given to the motorcycle scene, which contributes a large part to the automotive industry.” “The motorsport scene in Malaysia such as the iconic MotoGP is budding with top racing talents and there’s a rising interest for adrenaline fuelled races among young Malaysians,” she added.

In addition, TOC also offers courses in Motorsport Technology, Automotive Techonology to certificate and diploma level, Master Technician and Automotive Customer Service. Courses are held at its Petaling Jaya campus and there are four intakes a year.