18-21 May 2023 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

HVIA National Apprentice Challenge

Nominations are open now

The 2021 HVIA National Apprentice Challenge is an exciting opportunity for heavy vehicle mechanical apprentices at any stage of your study!

What is the Challenge?

The “hands-on” competition will be staged live at the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show. Teams of two apprentices will be selected to represent each of HVIA’s three National Regions:

  • Eastern Region – QLD, NSW & ACT
  • Southern Region – VIC, TAS & SA
  • North/Western Region – NT & WA

Each regional team works on one of two identical Isuzu FX-series prime movers to identify and rectify a series of programmed faults as the clock ticks.

How do you win?

The winning team is the team that first successfully identifies and repairs all faults or the team that rectifies the most faults within the allowed time frame.

Who can enter?

Participation is open to heavy vehicle mechanical apprentices employed in the heavy vehicle industry.

The competition showcases heavy vehicle mechanical apprenticeships to people of all ages. It also aims to promote and foster a professional image of the heavy vehicle industry to the wider community.

To enter

Complete the nomination form below.

Nominees will sit a two hour theory exam. The exam will consist of multiple choice questions. Nominees must be able to travel to their nearest TAFE institute, or a location arranged by HVIA, to undertake the exam under supervised condition.

Selected competitors

Will be hosted to attend this year’s Brisbane Truck Show including travel, meals and accommodation at a Brisbane Hotel.

The two apprentices in each team with the highest results in the theory exam will form the apprentice team, for their region, in the National Apprentice Challenge at the Brisbane Truck Show.

The competition

The competition will be held on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th May at 10.30am, and Saturday 15th May at 1.00pm. The final will be held on Sunday 16th May at 1.00pm.

The winners

The winning regional team will receive a fully paid return airfares, 3 nights accommodation and Saturday and Sunday admission tickets to attend the SUPERCARS Vodafone GOLD COAST 500 in October 2021*, proudly supported by National Transport Insurance (NTI) and Truck Assist.

All finalists will receive tool prizes courtesy of Warby Tools Pty Ltd.

*2021 Supercars schedule to be confirmed

Nomination Form

Nominations close Friday 19 February 2021.

Apprentice Challenge Nomination Form

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