Transport

About Transport

Commercial road transport in New Zealand today isn't just about loading and driving a truck. It's a sophisticated logistical industry which requires qualified people and specialised equipment to store, handle and move all types of goods and deliver them to customers in perfect condition.

Opportunities in the road transport industry are diverse, ranging from storage, dispatch, sales and marketing, vehicle service and maintenance to passenger service, HR, accounts, driving, driver training/assessment and management.

Truck driving is a highly skilled occupation. It requires a sound knowledge of the rules and regulations governing heavy vehicle use on New Zealand roads along with high levels of skill to drive a heavy vehicle and transport its load safely and competently. That means working hard towards passing tests which will qualify you for driving different classes of heavy vehicle and other equipment requiring an endorsement to operate.

Studying Transport

This programme will help you gain the critical skills and knowledge required to enter the road transport industry. You'll learn about goods handling, how to be a professional driver, heavy vehicle safety and management, worktime and logbook management, how to operate a forklift and driving heavy rigid vehicles for which a class 2 or class 4 licence is required. Your studies will also include field trips, guest speakers, site visits and tests plus a work placement and assessment with a local transport company.

Programmes

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National Certificate in Goods Service (Heavy Vehicle Driver)

Programme code:
NC1228
Level:
3
Credits:
56
Starts:
February

This programme provides you the skills you need in this fast-paced industry and also offers real-world experience in the workplace while you study.

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National Certificate in Goods Service (Core Skills)

Programme code:
NC1227
Level:
2
Credits:
62
Starts:
February

In a region where businesses have indicated that there is a huge skill shortage of qualified drivers, now is your chance to become the next generation of driver.

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