Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 May 2023 - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Don’t Miss the 2023 Truck Show Careers Day

Much more than just a job

Students are invited to explore diverse & rewarding career opportunities at the Brisbane Truck Show on either Thursday 18 May or Friday 19 May 2023.

This invitation is extended to students, teaching staff and careers advisors.

What’s happening?

The Brisbane Truck Show is the largest commercial vehicle event in the Southern Hemisphere. The most recent shows have won three successive Australian Event Awards.

Around 40,000 people from across Australia and around the globe will attend the spectacular showcase of the very latest innovations in trucks, trailers and technology; wall-to-wall across all three floors of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Australia’s innovative design, engineering and manufacturing are the envy of the world, and there has never been a better time to jump on board. Right now, the industry is going through an amazing transition towards a low-carbon future through electromobility.

We are hosting close to 2,000 students from over 50 schools to this year’s event – and your school is invited to be among them.

Your visit to the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show 

    • National Apprentice Challenge – South Bank Piazza
          • Australia’s best have been selected to represent their State for two days of dynamic competition to find the best team in the country.

          • Entertaining and informative commentary, great interviews and presentations offer students a behind-the-scenes look at Australia’s vital heavy vehicle industry.

      • Brisbane Truck Show careers walk – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
            • Our new digital mapping offers student’s a self-guided tour of the show and highlights all the career specialists waiting to welcome students to their stands.

            • Exhibitors can’t wait to talk to students about the diverse career opportunities their companies have to offer.

      What you need to know

        • HVIA is offering every school a grant/stipend towards the cost of transport for students and teachers to and from the show.

        • School students must wear school uniforms. Entry is FREE to students.

        • Teachers will receive a VIP Pass for FREE entry.

        • We will contact you to schedule your school’s visit, discuss transportation grants, daily itineraries, pickup and drop-off points, contacts, and necessary permissions.

      More questions?  Don’t hesitate to contact us:

      Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia
      T: (07) 3376 6266

      What students can expect from the day

      Here is a taste of some of our skilled young apprentices, demonstrating just how high-tech today’s trucks are to a couple of thousand high school students at the last Brisbane Truck Show.

      BTW There’s also some brilliant advice – definitely worth listening to:

      Meet some of our great people

      We invited ambassadors from various sectors of the heavy vehicle industry to share the stories of their fascinating and diverse career paths.

      There is a consistent theme that has come through from all of them:

      if you have a “can-do” attitude, and you are willing to throw yourself in and give things a red-hot go, …this industry has endless opportunities that will set you up for life.

      About the heavy vehicle industry

      Australia’s automotive manufacturing industry is alive and well, with hundreds of innovative trailer, specialised vehicle, component, equipment and technology manufacturers and suppliers in addition to the product assembly of global heavy vehicle brands such as Volvo, Mack, Kenworth, DAF, Iveco, SEA Electric and now Hyzon.
      Australia’s Heavy Vehicle Industry directly employs over 80,000 people and manufactures, services and repairs some of the world’s most efficient, safe, innovative and technologically advanced vehicles.

      Like to know more about the industry?

      HV101 is an engaging, short, online course that will answer heaps of your questions about the heavy vehicle industry. You’ll know all the lingo in no time.

      A career in the heavy vehicle industry is about far more than just your singular skillset – it is how your contribution fits into the big picture. Your role is a vital cog in the machinery that allows the trucking industry to keep Australia moving.

      Our training programs will help you achieve your full potential in your career, your workplace, and in the heavy vehicle industry.

      At the completion of the dynamic, interactive online course, you’ll be able to follow non-technical discussions around heavy vehicle topics and understand what is being discussed, having learned a working vocabulary of common heavy vehicle terminology.