Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Lack of Examiners Is Costing CQ Jobs; Businessman Has 20 People Waiting to Sit for Heavy Vehicle Licence

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Lack of Examiners Is Costing CQ Jobs; Businessman Has 20 People Waiting to Sit for Heavy Vehicle Licence

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A ROCKHAMPTON businessman says a shortage of driving examiners in the region is costing people jobs, including big-paying roles in the mining industry.

Max Manley, director of Advanced Heavy Vehicle Driver Training, said he had 20 people waiting to sit for their heavy vehicle licence.

Most of these have jobs lined up to go to, either locally or in the booming resources sector.

It was thought the recent departure of Rockhampton testers had caused the Department of Transport and Main Roads to recently stop taking on new bookings in Rockhampton, though the department late yesterday said this was incorrect (see accompanying story).

Earlier this week The Bulletin, inquiring about a hypothetical test, was told no new bookings were being taken because of the loss of an examiner.

Mr Manley said the situation was getting worse.

aPeople are losing jobs because they can't get in for a test,a Mr Manley said.

aWe've got 20 people waiting for their tests who have jobs swinging on it. …

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