Heavy Vehicle Industry Safety and Training Alliance
A founding member of HVISTA, Transafe WA has been working with the group to encourage a shift in regulations for obtaining a heavy vehicle licence, and pathways for obtaining the experience necessary to be a competent heavy vehicle operator.
Results of the group’s Heavy Vehicle Driver Survey will inform the final draft of a licence framework which the Alliance expect to take to the Minister for Transport and other key stakeholders during the second half of 2017.
Review of Cert II – Yard Operations (Freight Handler)
Following work by HVISTA, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee has agreed to review this qualification to include automotive specific units so that it can be pitched at young people interested in a heavy vehicle operations career.
Transport and Logistics Scheduling Qualification
The review also demonstrated that industry is placing greater emphasis on the specific skills required of schedulers. New units addressing technology including GPS, telematics and route and fatigue management systems will be confirmed through industry consultation and incorporated in a new qualification.
Truckie Boot Camps with the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Training Institute
Taking steps to address the one per cent female heavy vehicle driver workforce participation rate, and giving access to free training and accommodation.
Offering 160 hours free industry mentoring to newly-licensed drivers.
Go to www.pilbaraheavyhaulagegirls.com.au for more information or call 0401 146 534.