TRANZnet was formed in 1991, at a seminar held in Shepparton, Victoria. It was decided that the establishment of a "Road Transport Industry Trainer Network" would help standardise Training, lead to better quality control of both Trainers and Training and give Trainers from "remote" areas an information source to draw on. It was also agreed, that the main objective of the Network should be to provide support to Trainers within the Industry and become a vital link between Trainers, the Industry, the Regulators, the Industry Training Boards and the like. Finally, at this inaugural meeting it was determined that no individual Company, Government body or training group would control TRANZNET, it should be totally independent. As members are spread over such vast distances, it was established that it would only be practical to meet annually and this should be done at an annual conference.
TRANZNET refers to the Network of Australian and New Zealand transport and related industries' training professionals.
From this early beginning, TRANZNET has now expanded its scope to include the whole training and assessment communities of Transport and their related industries.
Following a submission to the Chairman of the Road Transport Forum in 1995, now the Australian Trucking Association, endorsement of the work and goals of TRANZNET was gained.
2002 saw TRANZNET become an Incorporated Association and the launch of the TRANZNET website.
In 2008 TRANZNET conducted a major review of the Association, resulting in an update of many of its "day to day" activities including a change to its logo and the format of its name to TRANZnet.
August 2009 heralded further expansion for TRANZnet with the incorporation of the NRAA (National Registered Assessors Association). This not only increased our membership numbers but more importantly added further scope to our sevices.
As TRANZnet has been purely not for profit and run by hard working volunteers it has survived its critics and the test of time. The Network has not only consolidated its membership, but also expanded its diversity and has continued to develop its goals.
The tasks ahead for TRANZnet are to, achieve a higher profile within the industry both here and in New Zealand, encourage more involvement from associated industries and the New Zealand membership, expand Corporate support and develop strategies to address the critical aspects of operator shortages.
1991 Shepparton, Victoria
1992 Canberra, ACT
1993 Gippsland, Victoria
1994 Adelaide, S.A.
1995 Gold Coast, Qld.
1997 Rotorua, New Zealand
1998 Hobart, Tasmania
2000 Melbourne, Victoria
2001 Hunter Valley, NSW
2002 Brisbane, Qld
2003 Adelaide, S.A.
2005 Wellington, New Zealand
2006 Canberra, ACT
2007 Melbourne, Victoria
2008 Launceston, Tasmania
2009 Hunter Valley, NSW
2010 Hamilton, Victoria
2011 Sunshine Coast, Qld
2012 Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
2013 Gold Coast, Qld - September 11 -13
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