The Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is proposing a new Heavy Vehicle Driver Apprenticeship in response to industry’s call to professionalise the Heavy Vehicle Driver occupation. The apprenticeship will address driver shortages across Australia, create career pathways, and ensure the safety of those working in the industry and all other road users.

The IRC has released an Industry Consultation Paper which outlines the case for an apprenticeship and is inviting feedback on the identified consultation questions. Feedback can be submitted up to the close of business Friday 15 October 2021.


Click here for more information on the apprenticeship proposal


The IRC will also be holding a webinar on Friday 8 October at 1-2pm AEDT, to discuss the merits and challenges of introducing a national heavy vehicle driver apprenticeship. Registrations for the webinar close Wednesday 6 October 2021, 1pm AEDT.

Register for the webinar


We would love to hear your thoughts on the proposed apprenticeship, please contact us at if you would like to provide your feedback to us.