16-19 May 2019 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

HVIA National Apprentice Challenge

Nominations are open now

The 2019 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 2019 Brisbane Truck Show. Teams of two apprentices will be selected to represent each of HVIA’s three National Regions: Eastern, Southern and Northwestern.

Each regional team works on one of two identical Iveco Stralis X-Way 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.

Click here for further: eligibility information

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.

Click here for further information: Theory Exam

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 in the National Apprentice Challenge at the Brisbane Truck Show.

The competition

The competition will be held from 1.00pm daily with heats on Thursday 16, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May and the final being held on Sunday 19th May at the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show.

Click here for further details about: The Competition

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. 25 – 27 October 2019, proudly supported by National Transport Insurance (NTI) and Truck Assist.

Finalists also receive prizes from Warby Tools Pty Ltd.

Nomination Form

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