QLD to get $1 million for driver training


Queensland is set to benefit from a $1 million skills package to train more than 400 heavy vehicle drivers across the state

April 24, 2012

Queensland is set to benefit from a
$1 million government skills package to train more than 400 heavy vehicle drivers across the state.

Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) Executive Director David Tape says the Transition program will supply much needed training to help address skill shortages in the bus industry.

"This is a great opportunity for us to welcome people to our industry who will graduate with a skill set developed by and targeted at our sector," Tape says.

QBIC, the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) and the Department of Transport and Main Roads teamed-up to secure the program, which will train participants in a nationally accredited and industry endorsed skills set.

The courses are offered across three areas: bus driving licences, truck driving licences and multi-combination licence upgrades.

Existing truck drivers can upgrade their current licence and skills.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will deliver the Transition program in 2012, with leadership from the Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group Queensland (TLWAG-Q) and partnership funding from Skills Queensland.

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