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TLI31222

Certificate III in Driving Operations

Gain practical skills for an exciting career on the road as a tip truck driver, bus driver, or local heavy general freight driver with this entry-level course.

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NEXT INTAKE Traineeship: Ipswich Starts anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Gain practical skills for driving operation roles in the transport and logistics industry with this entry-level course. Learn how to transport your passengers or cargo safely between destinations and set yourself on the road to a career as a tip truck driver, bus driver, or local heavy general freight driver.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, job prospects for truck, bus and coach drivers are strong. There are likely to be around 15,000 job openings for bus and coach drivers and over 127,000 positions available for truck drivers over the next five years. 

This course will give you on-the-job training, including how to drive heavy vehicles, safely shift materials, manage fatigue, and communicate between vehicles.

Learn the skills and knowledge you need to seek employment in a range of entry-level positions in the transport and logistics industry which will enhance your job security in the industry into the future.

What can I do?

  • Bus Driver
  • Line Haul Driver
  • Local Heavy General Freight Driver
  • Pickup and Delivery Driver

Course outcome:

TLI31222 Certificate III in Driving Operations

Links with industry

There is a strong push to automation for the transport and logistics industry. Our teachers understand the increasingly technological nature of logistics services and have worked closely with industry to incorporate these trends into this practical course.

Hands-on training

This course features practical and industry-relevant training. Practice your skills in a real work environment with on-the-job training to ensure you are ready and able to start working as a qualified professional.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 10 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLIB0002
    Carry out vehicle inspection
    UNIT CODE :
    TLIB0002
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to carry out inspection of a commercial vehicle, including hauling units and any attached trailer, in accordance with relevant workplace procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out vehicle inspection

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLIC1051
    Operate commercial vehicle
    UNIT CODE :
    TLIC1051
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to maintain the safety of and to operate, a commercial vehicle across a variety of job roles.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate commercial vehicle

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLID0020
    Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
    UNIT CODE :
    TLID0020
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to shift materials safely using manual handling methods.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLIF0025
    Follow work health and safety procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    TLIF0025
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to follow work health and safety (WHS)/occupational, health and safety (OHS) procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow work health and safety procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLIF2010
    Apply fatigue management strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    TLIF2010
    Unit description :

    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply fatigue management strategies within the transport and logistics industry. Work is undertaken in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, codes and guidelines.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply fatigue management strategies

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Driving Operations (TLI31222)

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Certificate III in Driving Operations

COURSE CODE: TLI31222
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, to enrol you will need to be currently employed within the field of transportation and hold the appropriate truck licence.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing.

If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

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Course Disclaimer

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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