What is the Project?
The HV Safe Driver Project is designed for people who hold a valid HR or HC license who are unable to obtain employment as a truck driver due to lack of on-road driving experience. Participants will be employed and undertake a training program involving practical supervised driver training and theory to a standard required by employers. Participants must satisfy the terms and conditions of the project to apply.
How was the Project Developed?
QTA developed the project based on extensive industry intelligence gathered from road freight operators and fleet owners. It was evident that there is a lack of opportunity for newly licenced heavy vehicle drivers to gain the required hours of on-road experience and this is a significant contributor to the driver shortage in Australia for commercial fleet operators.
What does the Program offer?
Participants in the program will be connected with employers and undertake the HV Safe Driver Program that will involve 160 supervised on-road driving hours to gain practical skills and knowledge associated with situational awareness, hazard perception, risk avoidance, resilience and problem solving and compliance with the HVNL. The participant will also undertake theory to increase knowledge and awareness of vehicle safety requirements through classroom-based learning of essential heavy vehicle safety topics.
This program is funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI), supported by the Federal Government.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN
You must hold a valid HR or HC licence and not currently be able to obtain employment as a driver due to lack of experience. You must also satisfy the *terms and conditions to participate in the program.
Complete the expression of interest form here or scan the QR code to complete the form on your mobile device.
*T & C's:
- This program will require commitment from participants and will be required to satisfy the employment standards and expections of the employer.
- Participants will be required to satisfy working in Australia eligibility requirements and undertake any necessary screening (including medical, drug and alcohol testing) as required by the employer. This may incur a financial investment from the participant which will be determined by the employer.
- Licence records will need to be provided as part of the application process.
This project is funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI), supported by the Federal Government.