We are currently evaluating a proposal to vary an existing Class B Traineeship (TLI31216 Certificate III Driving Operations) to a Class A Heavy Vehicle Driving Apprenticeship (TLI31221 Certificate III in Driving Operations) through an Establishment and Variation of Apprenticeship (EVAC) process via the STB. Please see the attached document, and below hyperlinks for further details.
As our initial consultations identified differing suitability needs for WA stakeholders, in particular for the Bus and Dangerous Goods sectors, further evaluation is required to ensure the proposed apprenticeship meets the needs of WA employers across all industries. As well as determining any potential impacts to training arrangements or business requirements.
We were delighted to see an incredible turnout of RTOs representing our diverse industry coverage areas on Friday 3 December 2021 at the LDSC annual RTO Forum. With at least representative from each industry sector: Maritime, Retail, Aviation, Road Transport, Rail, Warehousing and Logistics. A thank you to all our presenters who provided an update on their respective areas with insight into what is occurring for their organisations next year:
Following consultation over September to October 2021, Australian Industry Standards (AIS) have advised, the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC) have recommended that a national apprenticeship be established utilising the existing Certificate III in Driving Operations (TLI 31221).
Click here to read the Communique. Watch this space for further details.
Following the request for feedback, Australian Industry Standards (AIS) hosted a webinar on Friday 8 October 2021 to unpack and clarify the proposed Heavy Vehicle Driver Apprenticeship. This was attended by more than 200 participants nationwide. The LDSC Chair, Cathi Andrews participated as one of the four members of the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The proposed Heavy Vehicle Drivers Apprenticeship has been developed in response to industry’s call to professionalise the Heavy Vehicle Driver occupation. Feedback has now closed on the consultation paper, however the LDSC will keep you apprised of further developments. Thank you to those who provided the LDSC with insights into the proposed apprenticeship.
Watch this space for more information or contact the LDSC via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA), and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA), have partnered with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to create the Safe Container Loading Practices & Heavy Vehicle Safety campaign, funded by the Federal government. The campaign provides a FREE online Safe Container Loading Practices & Heavy Vehicle Safety course, complimented by a FREE webinar series with presentations from experts in their field.
Click here to access the training.