Heavy Vehicles 101 – the new induction course for new starters

HVIA’s online Learning Management System (LMS) is now live with a comprehensive training package for new entrants to the industry, staff in back-of-house or non-technical roles, and industry stakeholder organisations. 

Heavy Vehicles 101 (HV101) serves as both an induction and an initiation, providing participants with a practical overview of the scope of Australia’s heavy vehicle industry, types and uses of heavy vehicles, common terminology and how heavy vehicles are regulated in Australia.

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking says HVIA’s investment is part of the organisation’s commitment to the industry’s next generation workforce.

“We believe this landmark training package will give new industry starters an unheralded amount of information about the broader industry,” Mr Hacking said.

“We hope it will become part of every HVIA members’ induction process and provides an ongoing learning opportunity for key staff. 

“I thank the HVIA members who have already supported this initiative through pictures, content and in some cases allowing their staff to pilot the program over the last few weeks.”

One of those pilots was Liz Paolacci, Learning & Development Facilitator at MaxiTRANS. Liz said new employees would feel valued if their employers invest in them through participation in HV101.

“I liked gaining industry context for the products that my company produces,” Liz said. “The course assisted me to understand and further appreciate the industry and therefore the contribution that my company makes.”

Tom Blumson-Thiele, Technical Training Manager from CMV Truck & Bus thinks HV101 is a great course for new people to the industry.

“I think even people in admin roles who have been in the industry for a number of years would benefit from this course,” Tom told us.

Gavin McHugh is a Parts Advisor at Scania Australia. He says the course is a good length and easy to work with. “The information within the course will benefit both new starters to the industry and people who may have come from a different background within the industry like myself,” Gavin said.

Tracey Saines-Casey is Executive Manager for People, Culture, Compliance, Manufacturing at Barker Trailers. “Well done,” Tracey said. “This will be a great resource to use for new employees to assist with onboarding into our business – regardless of their role!”

Mr Hacking said the course has been packaged to provide a valuable and affordable training resource.

“We now look to re-formatting our existing face-to-face courses into the online LMS, which will ensure we can provide educational content at a fraction of the existing price, but more importantly the content can be done by staff at their convenience and at work, meaning no lost time off-site,” he said.

“Our ability to deliver content is limitless and we will be looking to our members for advice on other short courses that are needed to ensure we raise the bar of the industry in an efficient, affordable, flexible way. “

Launch special: This week only HV101 is available for just $29 per participant (down from $99). Purchase now with no end-date for use.

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