CertificateFull time - 17 weeks
Annual Fees(indicative 2016)
Domestic$3170 - $3500
Course related costsAdvised on enrolment
Domestic Applications due
|Received all year|
International Applications due
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.
Do you have a full car licence?
Yes, then you could be a have a new career as a commercial driver of a Class 2 vehicle in only 17 weeks!
If your ambitions are to drive the big rigs, complete this level 2 programme and then continue to study on our Advanced Commercial Driver programme. In just one year if you complete both programmes your dream could become your reality.
This programme covers:
- Personal presentation and positive attitude
- Customer service skills
- Stress, health, fatigue, work time and driver logbook
- Pre-drive vehicle checks
- Incident reporting and hazard identification
- Safe manual handling practices in the workplace
- Heavy motor vehicle systems and components
- Rigid vehicle operations and dynamics
- Be prepared to Class 2 licence
Optional Strands you may cover include:
- Dangerous Goods where you will demonstrate the knowledge of legal, safe loading and operation of a heavy vehicle carrying dangerous goods.
- Forklifting Operations where you will demonstrate the knowledge and skills of the use and loading of a heavy vehicle using a powered industrial lift truck.
To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 62 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.
- This programme has open entry.
A current Class 1 Driver Licence.
- IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in speaking, 5.5
OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS
To apply for this programme please complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an International Application form.
Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .
Please note: Programme delivery is conditional on enrolments reaching a minimum requirement.
On completion of this programme you can work as a commercial driver - Class 2 licence.
This qualification provides the pathway to higher level national certificates including the National Certificate in Goods Service (Heavy Vehicle Driver). You could go to study qualifications in the transportation of specialist goods such as waste and recoverable resources (either solid or liquid and hazardous waste), bulk dangerous goods, livestock, logs, dairy and perishable products.
Apply knowledge of documentation required for the transportation of goods by road
Carry out pre-drive vehicle checks on a heavy motor vehicle, start it up, and shut it down
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe manual handling practices in the workplace
Demonstrate knowledge of safe night driving
Demonstrate knowledge of stress, health and fatigue for driving
Describe driving hazards and risk reduction strategies and responses to driving hazards
Load and unload a goods service vehicle
Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact
Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace
Demonstrate customer service skills required of road transport drivers
Demonstrate driver responses to spillage, leakage, or loss of load when transporting goods by road
Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time, and driver logbook requirements
Demonstrate knowledge of heavy motor vehicle systems and components
Demonstrate knowledge of heavy rigid vehicle dynamics and handling for safe driving
Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace
Operate a rigid vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 2 driver licence
Select and record routes as a road transport operator