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.
Latest HVIA news on Jobs & Skills
8 December 21
Sometimes, in the face of our problems and challenges, we need to take inspiration from our successes, because the answers might be right under our nose.
One of those is hosting Schools to Industry tours of the Brisbane Truck Show.
7 December 21
This is a special recording of the December 2021 HVIA State Committee meeting as the live stream experienced technical difficulties.READ MORE
25 November 21
The Queensland Department of Education has produced a video highlighting the successful partnership between HVIA and Brisbane’s Glenala Senior High School, supporting their Trades Skills Centre.READ MORE
19 November 21
The winners of HVIA’s suite of awards for leadership and innovation in the heavy vehicle sector have been presented at a Gala event in Brisbane.READ MORE
2 August 21
A partnership between the Australian Government and UniSA gives small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) the opportunity to enrol their employees into their 100% online Associate Degree in Engineering with zero course fees.READ MORE
26 May 21
PwC’s Skills for Australia and the Automotive IRCs are seeking input and feedback from industry experts on new vocational education and training for the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair (AUR) Training Package.READ MORE
18 May 21
On the first day of competition Jack and Shaneet from the Eastern team took on Beau and Bekitemba from Western team.READ MORE
14 April 21
Almost daily, HVIA encounters anecdotes from our members of the difficulty in recruiting and retaining good employees. Our LinkedIn feed is filled with positions vacant and career opportunities in the industry.READ MORE
9 March 21
HVIA has welcomed the expansion of the Australian Government’s targeted wage subsidy program for apprentices and trainees, as part of the National Economic Recovery Plan.READ MORE
10 February 21
Are you a woman working in the transport and logistics industry? Women & Leadership Australia is currently offering scholarships worth up to $5,000 to support participation in an online leadership development program.READ MORE
3 February 21
It is full steam ahead with preparations for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show and with each week more details are being revealed about exciting displays, events and activations taking place within and alongside the show.READ MORE
20 November 20
HVIA today announced the winners of a suite of awards, for leadership and innovation, in the heavy vehicle sector.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
26 May 20
The Gateway to Industry Schools program is addressing the skills shortage issue by investing and creating talent pipelines in high schools.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.
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.READ MORE