Jobs & Skills

HVIA is committed to promoting the development of the industry through securing a highly skilled workforce to ensure industry’s viability and capacity to deliver innovation.

It does this through a variety of initiatives aimed at addressing the quality and relevance of apprenticeships and traineeships, delivery standards and career promotion.

Jobs Hub
National Apprentice Challenge
Vehicle Manufacturing Hub
Industry Reference Groups

Schools to Industry Tours
National Apprentice of the Year Awards


Latest HVIA news on Jobs & Skills

2020 HVIA National Award Winners

20 November 20

Winners of the 2020 HVIA National Awards were announced at a breakfast in Brisbane this morning and broadcast around the country.

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Innovation and commitment celebrated at HVIA National Awards Breakfast

20 November 20

HVIA today announced the winners of a suite of awards, for leadership and innovation, in the heavy vehicle sector.

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Heavy Vehicles 101 – the new induction course for new starters

30 October 20

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

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National Apprentice Challenge – are you up for the challenge?

21 October 20

The call for apprentices from around the country is out now. The opportunity to compete in the National Apprentice Challenge, with selected teams taking on the best-of-the-best from all over the country, has been raised another notch.

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Government going halves on 100,000 new apprenticeship positions

5 October 20

The Morrison Government is backing trades to play a big role in Australia’s economic recovery, offering a 50 per cent wage subsidy on new apprenticeships, effective immediately.

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New grants support participation in business events

11 September 20

HVIA is pleased to share with you the Australian Government’s announcement this morning of a $50 million injection into Australia’s vital business events sector ahead of the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show.

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2019 National Apprentice of the Year

10 August 20

HVIA’s National Apprentice of the Year Award has been acknowledging outstanding apprentices for over 35 years.

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New JobTrainer, plus extensions to JobKeeper and loan guarantees

21 July 20

Significant announcements have been made to stimulus measures over the last few days including and extension and forthcoming changes to the JobKeeper scheme and to SME Loan guarantees, and the new JobTrainer scheme.

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JobKeeper extended but there’s a catch

20 July 20

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced the JobKeeper Payment will be extended by six months, offering businesses and their workers a continued lifeline.

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JobTrainer Skills Package

16 July 20

The Prime Minister has announced a $2 billion program to give hundreds of thousands of Australians access to new skills by retraining and upskilling them into sectors with job opportunities, as the economy recovers from COVID-19.

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Add leadership and communication skills to your new trade

16 July 20

HVIA is one of four peak automotive industry bodies that have partnered to offer the Automotive Industry Ambassador Program for late stage apprentices and early trades people.

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Reflections: Here’s to the year ahead

24 June 20

It is at times like these that we need to band together and be there for each other.

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking has written to Members reflecting on 2019-20 and outlining HVIA’s year ahead.

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Year in Review 2019/20

23 June 20

The 2019/20 year has certainly presented circumstances and a business environment that no one could have predicted, nor would have wished for. That didn’t stop HVIA and its members from rising to the challenges.

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Gateway to Industry Work placements Employers Guide

26 May 20

The Gateway to Industry Schools program is addressing the skills shortage issue by investing and creating talent pipelines in high schools.

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TAFE Queensland’s free isolearn micro-credentials

29 April 20

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE Queensland, in conjunction with the Queensland Government, is offering a range of free education and training to support individuals, and small, medium and large businesses.

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Keeping apprentices in their apprenticeship

1 April 20

Community Solutions, Apprentices and Trainees, have five Heavy Commercial Vehicle Apprentices available for placement with a new host employer.

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Automotive skills still vital to Australia’s economy

18 February 20

The skillsets of automotive industry workers set to be displaced by the departure of Holden are still highly sought after in Australia.

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Buchholz praises heavy vehicle ingenuity at HVIA Gala Awards

19 November 19

The heavy vehicle industry’s appetite for innovation was quenched at the 2019 HVIA Gala Awards Dinner held at South Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel on Friday night.
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz MP praised the quality nominations competing for HVIA’s suite of awards.

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Report shows trade studies set students up for a fruitful career

14 August 19

HVIA says Grattan Institute report shows the vast majority of schools are currently a bit blinkered to the opportunities available through trades and other vocational study.

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