The NHVR has moved to clarify the requirements around the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) auditor training and qualifications.
This follows the Regulator becoming aware of incorrect information being sent to auditors to promote paying for qualifications and courses that are not necessary to be registered as an NHVAS Approved Auditor.
NHVR Executive Director Productivity and Safety, Geoff Casey said the criteria to be an NHVAS Approved Auditor is set out in the NHVAS Business Rules and Standards (Section 14).
"These are the only requirements applicable to becoming an auditor and any material suggesting otherwise is incorrect.
Changes to the NHVAS Business Rules and Standards were made earlier this year and standardised the way audits were conducted - strengthening the quality of auditors and audits.
The NHVR has now delivered NHVAS Auditor Technical Competency courses in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane to almost 100 people this year.
Mr Casey said the success and positive feedback from the NHVR courses should not be tarnished by organisations looking to 'cash in' on courses and qualifications incorrectly promoted as 'necessary' to become an NHVAS Approved Auditor.
The NHVR has produced a NHVAS Auditor Registration Information sheet which outlines the process to become registered with the NHVR as an NHVAS Approved Auditor.
The NHVAS Business Rules and Standards and NHVAS Auditor Registration Information sheet can be viewed on the NHVR website at www.nhvr.gov.au/nhvas-business-rules
The Regulator urges anyone contacted by organisations offering training on behalf of the NHVR to seek clarification and contact us on 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487) or email firstname.lastname@example.org