This is a Nationally Recognised Training course

Course Description

Certificate III in Driving Operations is a nationally recognised qualification for those engaged in driving operation job roles within the Transport and Logistics Industry.

Certificate III in Driving Operations involves a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, with some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.

Successful achievement of the licensing units within the qualification must align with licensing and regulatory requirements applicable to driving and state/territory regulatory requirements.

These learners may be new or existing workers enrolling under a traineeship or full fee for service arrangement.

 

Packaging Rules

The requirements for achievement of the TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations are 18 units which consist of:

  • Completion of one (6) core units; plus
  • Completion of at least (1) licensing or industry unit relevant to the vehicle type applicable to the job role listed below; plus
  • All units within one of the selected group (job roles) listed below: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L; plus
  • (6) general elective units which may be selected from the general elective units listed below, or may include up to (3) units drawn with appropriate contextualisation from this Training Package, and/or from Certificate III qualifications in other relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
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  • Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all pre-requisites are complied with.
  •  The hours displayed are nominal, actual delivery hours delivered may differ depending on delivery mode.   Other industry electives may be selected that align with the needs of the student and employer.

Unit Code

Unit Name

Core/Elective

Nominal Hours

TLID1001

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

Core

20

TLIE1005

Carry out basic workplace calculations

Core

20

TLIF1001

Follow work health and safety procedures

Core

20

TLIF2010

Apply fatigue management strategies

Core

30

TLIH2001

Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes

Core

20

TLIL1001

Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures

Core

30

Licensing/Industry elective unit

TLIC3004

Drive heavy rigid vehicle

Elective

40

TLIC1051

Operate commercial vehicle

Elective

30

TLIC2002

Drive light rigid vehicle

Elective

40

TLIC3003

Drive medium rigid vehicle

Elective

40

TLIC3005

Drive heavy combination vehicle

Elective

40

TLIC4006

Drive multi-combination vehicle

Elective

40

TLILIC201

Licence to drive light rigid vehicle

Elective

40

TLILIC2015

Licence to drive medium rigid vehicle

Elective

40

TLILIC2016

Licence to drive heavy rigid vehicle

Elective

50

TLILIC3017

Licence to drive heavy combination vehicle

Elective

60

TLILIC3018

Licence to drive multi-combination vehicle

Elective

60

Specialist elective units – Group A Heavy General Freight

TLIA1001

Secure Cargo

Elective

20

TLIB2004

Carry out vehicle inspection               

Elective

20

TLIB2008A

Carry out inspection of trailers

Elective

30

TLID2004

Load and unload goods/cargo

Elective

30

TLIE2008

Process workplace documentation

Elective

20

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

Elective

20

TLIE3012A

Consolidate manifest documentation

Elective

20

Specialist elective units – Group C Bus

 

 

TLIB2004A

Carry out vehicle inspection

Elective

20

TLIC3011A

Transport passengers with disabilities

Elective

40

TLIC3042A

Operate coach/bus

Elective

40

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

Elective

20

TLIG2007A

Work in a socially diverse environment

Elective

20

TLII3009A

Provide on-board services to customers

Elective

20

Specialist Elective units – Group F Dry/Liquid

TLIE3002

Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

Elective

30

TLIB2004A

Carry out vehicle inspection

Elective

20

TLIB2073A

Clean road tankers

Elective

40

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

Elective

20

Specialist Elective units – Group G  Car Carrier

TLIA1001A

Secure Cargo

Elective

20

TLIB3006A

Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry out special loads

Elective

30

TLID2004A

Load and unload goods/cargo

Elective

30

TLID3014A

Load and unload vehicles carrying special needs

Elective

20

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

Elective

20

Specialist Elective units – Group K  Dangerous Goods

TLID2003A

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances 

Elective

40

TLID2016A

Load and unload explosives and dangerous goods

Elective

30

TLID3015A

Identify and label explosives and dangerous goods

Elective

20

TLID3027A

Prepare for transport of dangerous goods

Elective

50

The Certificate III in Driving Operations can typically be completed in 12 – 24 months. This may vary if you have applied for Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Mode of Delivery

Delivery will mainly be :

  • Face to face: class room
  • On-the-job: technical experts/workplace supervisor/trainer
  • Blended: this approach is offered for those who cannot attend scheduled face to face session/s

Types of Assessments

Formative
Oral questioning, workbook activities, practical tasks

Summative
Observation and or demonstration of performance, simulation, third party report, projects.

There will be other methods of assessment depending on the type of delivery and specific workplace focus or job role.

Course fees are made up oftwo components; tuition and materials fees.Due to the different level of Government subsidies available to students,there are three possible fee levels for tuition fees; concession, standard and full fee. Only one will beapplicable to you.

Please visit our Fees & Charges page for more information. Government funding and assistance varies between states, and we recommend that you contact AiGTS in order to consult on the appropriate funding that suits your personal requirements.

Full fee-paying students - Fees can be made by paying an initial payment of $1000 and remaining amountsvia 3 instalments in accordance with the Service Level Agreement.

FFS - $4,300.00

Full fees are applicable to students who do not meet State or Commonwealth funding eligibility criteria.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.  However, this qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analysis and write reports in context to the job role.

Pre Training Review

All applicants are required to complete a mandatory pre-training review which is completed prior to enrolment to ensure applicants meet the requirements to undertake the qualification.

Language, literacy and numeracy

All applicants are required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolling. This qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analyse and write reports in context to the job role.

Study Pathways

Pathways into the qualification - This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.  Pathway into the qualification is through recognition of prior learning, work experience or progression from the TLI21815 Certificate II in Logistics or other vocational qualifications.
Pathways from the qualification - Further training pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include but not limited to: TLI42016 Certificate IV in Logistics (Not on our scope of registration) or a range of other Certificate IV qualifications.

Employment Pathways

The following list of employment pathways are examples of career goals and opportunities available for those who complete this AQF qualification:

  • Agitator Driver
  • Bus Driver
  • Line Haul Driver
  • Local Heavy General Freight Driver
  • Pilot Vehicle Driver
  • Tip Truck Driver

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL in simple terms involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge that an individual has achieved outside formal education and training system.  Find out more about RPL.

Student Support
The following learning support will be available to learners:

  • LL&N referral to an organisation which is equipped to provide such support
  • Reasonable adjustment and additional support provided in the event it is found that a student is having major difficulties in completing the qualification
  • Face to face, email and telephone support, in the event a student/client has requested such support or it is deemed they need this support to complete the qualification
  • Mentoring in the workplace or by the Trainer/Assessor
  • Counselling services (to be organised in consultation with the employer and when required by the student).
Application for entry to this course is available at any time. Please contact AiGTS on 1300 134 756 in order to discuss options for commencement. You can also submit your expression of interest online.