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Want to work as a freight, car carrying, refrigeration, bus/coach, or log truck driver? This qualification will give you the skills to ensure you transport you cargo safely, as you travel to different destinations. You'll learn what it takes to drive various heavy vehicles, shift materials safely, manage fatigue, communicate inter-vehicle, and much more! If you enjoy a life on the road, you'll love this course and be on the path to a rewarding career! Course details

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LOCATION/S

Workplace

Key dates and info

DURATION

Workplace: up to 2 years

Course details

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From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
Workplace Any time Workplace

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice or trainee and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland South West is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).

Location/s

Workplace
Delivered in workplaces throughout Queensland

Resources required

  • personal stationery (pens and paper)
  • a valid email address
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) relevant to the workplace such as:
    • safety footwear compliant with the Australian Standard AS 2210
    • long sleeve, high-visibility shirts
    • long trousers

It is also recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

The nominal term for full-time trainees is 24 months (2 years).

You will undertake training and assessment in the workplace with visits from the trainer/assessor. You will complete the theory component of your training at designated times negotiated with your employer. Practical training will be conducted in the workplace.

Tutorial assistance is also offered to all students by negotiation.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 18 units in total, comprising:

  • 6 core units
  • 1 licensing/industry elective unit relevant to the vehicle type applicable to the job role
  • all units within 1 of the specialist elective groups (job roles)
    • TAFE Queensland South West currently offer the Heavy General Freight, Bus, Refrigerated, Car Carrier, and Wood Products groups
  • 6 general elective units

Up to 3 of the general elective units may be selected from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course. The units must contribute to the vocational outcomes of the qualification.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisite units specified are complied with.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods Core
TLIE1005 Carry out basic workplace calculations Core
TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures Core
TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies Core
TLIH2001 Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes Core
TLIL1001 Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures Core
Licensing/Industry elective units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
TLIC1051 Operate commercial vehicle Elective
TLIC2002 Drive light rigid vehicle Elective
TLIC3003 Drive medium rigid vehicle Elective
TLIC3004 Drive heavy rigid vehicle Elective
TLIC3005 Drive heavy combination vehicle Elective
TLIC4006 Drive multi-combination vehicle Elective
Heavy General Freight
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
TLIA1001 Secure cargo Elective
TLIB2004 Carry out vehicle inspection Elective
TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo Elective
TLIE2008 Process workplace documentation Elective
TLIF0001 Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures Elective
Bus
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
TLIB2004A Carry out vehicle inspection Elective
TLIC3011 Transport passengers with disabilities Elective
TLIC3042 Operate coach/bus Elective
TLIG2007 Work in a socially diverse environment Elective
TLII3009 Provide on-board services to customers Elective
Refrigerated
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
TLIA4025 Regulate temperature controlled stock Elective
TLIB2004 Carry out vehicle inspection Elective
TLIB3006 Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads Elective
TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo Elective
TLIF0001 Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures Elective
Wood Products
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
TLIA1001 Secure cargo Elective
TLIB2004 Carry out vehicle inspection Elective
TLIB3006 Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads Elective
TLIE3002 Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions Elective
TLIF0001 Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures Elective
General Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
TLII1002 Apply customer service skills Elective
TLID1002 Shift a load using manually-operated equipment Elective
TLIE2007 Use communications systems Elective
TLIF2006 Apply accident-emergency procedures Elective
TLIK2010 Use infotechnology devices in the workplace Elective
TLIO1002 Follow security procedures when working with passengers and personnel Elective
TLIU3014 Operate vehicle in an environmentally sustainable manner Elective
TLIC2025 Operate four wheel drive vehicle Elective
TLIF3063 Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies Elective
TLIE3028 Complete a work diary in the road transport industry Elective
TLIF0001 Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures Elective
TLIE3012 Consolidate manifest documentation Elective
TLIE3004 Prepare workplace documents Elective
TLIE2008 Process workplace documentation Elective
PMASUP236 Operate vehicles in the field Elective Imported
RIIVEH201D Operate light vehicle Elective Imported
RIIVEH305E Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle Elective Imported
RIIHAN301D Operate elevating work platform Elective Imported
TLIB2079 Set up and secure a towing situation Elective Imported
TLIB1080 Use, clean and maintain towing equipment Elective Imported
TLIC3035 Manage the operation of a tow truck Elective Imported

Disclaimer

The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

Eligible apprentices and trainees who meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

Students are encouraged to view the TAFE Queensland Student Fees Policy prior to enrolment.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, please give us a call.

Outcome

TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations

Job prospects

  • Bus Driver
  • Local Heavy General Freight Driver
  • Line Haul Driver

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland South West to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO), then contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract.

If you aren't employed yet, contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 914 754 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

For information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, check out the student handbook and refund policy



Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 12 July 2017

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