National Certificate in Goods Service (Core Skills).xml National Certificate in Goods Service (Core Skills)

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CertificateFull time - 17 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

NC1227

Domestic

$3170 - $3500

Starts

February

International

Please enquire

Credits

62

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

2

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Location

Timaru

Content

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.

Programme structure

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.

Core courses
Elective Courses

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry.
Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
  • A current Class 1 Driver Licence.

English requirements
  • IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in speaking, 5.5

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

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.

Application documents

Career opportunities

On completion of this programme you can work as a commercial driver - Class 2 licence.

Study pathways

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.