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Help shape the future of Heavy Vehicle training

PwC's Skills for Australia is undertaking a review several Automotive qualifications and seeks your industry input to ensure training package changes help to build the right skills to match job needs. CVIAA encourages Members to attend Focus Group 5, which is for proposed updates to Heavy Vehicle AUR and AUM training packages. There's no need to travel; this 90 minute session is accessed via teleconference.

Focus Group 3 - Manufacturing: 22nd February 2018, 2pm - 3.30pm (AEST)

  • Project 1x: Automotive Manufacturing Review (AUM10113, AUM40113, AUM50113)
  • Project 1n: Review of Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer (AUM20213)

Focus Group 4 - Vocational Preparation and Servicing: 23rd February 2018, 2pm - 3:30pm (AEST)

  • Project 1g: Review of Vocational Preparation Qualifications
  • Project 1h: Review of Automotive Servicing Qualification (AUR20516)

Focus Group 5 - Heavy Vehicles: 26th February 2018, 2pm - 3.30pm (AEST)

  • Project 1m: Review of Mechanical Heavy Technology Training (AUR30416, AUR31116, AUR31216, AUR32616)
  • Project 2n: NEW Heavy Vehicle Electric Drive Systems (AUR30416, AUR 31216)
  • Project 2o: NEW CNG and LPG fuel systems (AUR30416, AUR31216)
  • Project 2s: NEW Heavy Vehicle content on: braking/charging systems, guidance/telematics systems and automatic tyre inflation

Focus Group 6 - Advanced Qualifications: 27th February 2018, 2pm -3:30pm (AEST)

  • Project 1i: Review of Advanced Qualifications (AUR40216, AUR40816, AUR50216)
  • Project 1r: Review of Automotive Management Qualifications (AUR40116, AUR50116)

Monday, February 12, 2018

NHVR supports coordinated compliance effort

The NHVR has welcomed state road transport agencies delivering a coordinated compliance focus this week to focus on fatigue and vehicle roadworthiness.

“Assisting drivers and operators to better manage fatigue and vehicle roadworthiness has been a significant part of the NHVR’s safety program in recent months.”, said NHVR Regulatory Compliance and Assurance Director, Tony Martin.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Circular 0-1-3 Safety Chain Connection Devices

Selecting an appropriate safety chain connection device for a road trailer of up to 3,500 kg ATM

The purpose of the Circular is to provide assistance for owners and operators in selecting an appropriate safety chain connection device for a road trailer of up to 3,500 kg ATM. It was developed with the agreement of state and territory regulators in order to provide a uniform approach in Australia to the use of safety connection devices.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Published: Version 3 of Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) 6: National Code of Practice for Heavy Vehicle Modifications

NHVR to implement the revised standard nationally from 1 September 2017

The NHVR has advised that the revised version of Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) 6: National Code of Practice for Heavy Vehicle Modifications (version 3), has been published.

The revision of VSB6 has been a significant project for the NHVR and the VSB6 Working Group, having taken 2 years to complete. NHVR will now commence work to implement the revised standard nationally from 1 September 2017.

The revised standard, along with supporting information, is now available from the NHVRs website at

Should you require any further information or assistance regarding VSB6 please contact the NHVRs Vehicle Safety Standards team at or 07 3309 8707.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Guide to braking and stability performance for heavy vehicles

Operators must comply with the Australian Design Rules (ADRs), the Australian vehicle standards regulations and roadworthiness guidelines. Operators should also comply with any specific information and instructions provided by manufacturers in relation to the vehicle systems and components.

This Guide is additional to, and does not seek to replace, the Australian Air Brake Code of Practice, issued by the Australian Trucking Association in 1999. Please consult that document for further information about brake components and systems.

This Guide provides information on acceptable brake balance on heavy combination vehicles and updated information about electronically controlled braking systems, which have evolved substantially in the past decade.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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