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TLI31216

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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TIME Anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Apprenticeships and Traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$345
Subsidised
$560
Full Fee
$5,005
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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

Course outcome:

TLI31216 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 12 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLID1001
    Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
    UNIT CODE :
    TLID1001
    Unit description :

    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to shift loads safely using manual handling methods. Work must be carried out in compliance with the relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations concerning the manual handling and movement of loads.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLIE1005
    Carry out basic workplace calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    TLIE1005
    Unit description :

    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to carry out basic routine workplace calculations.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out basic workplace calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLIF1001
    Follow work health and safety procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    TLIF1001
    Unit description :

    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to follow and apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures when carrying out work activities in compliance with the relevant WHS/OHS regulations and 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

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLIH2001
    Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
    UNIT CODE :
    TLIH2001
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to interpret road maps and to navigate routes as part of transport operations.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLIL1001
    Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    TLIL1001
    Unit description :

    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to complete workplace orientation and induction procedures when commencing a new work role, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace operational policies and procedures.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
Anytime
up to 2 years
Self-paced
Workplace
  • Concession: $345
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $5,005
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
Anytime
up to 2 years
Self-paced
Workplace
  • Concession: $345
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $5,005
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
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
Anytime
up to 2 years
Self-paced
Workplace
  • Concession: $345
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $5,005
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
Anytime
up to 2 years
Self-paced
Workplace
  • Concession: $345
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $5,005
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 (TLI31216)
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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 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.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by TLI31221 Certificate III in Driving Operations, as of 21 November 2021. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 20 November 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into a replacement qualification.

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.

Learn more about University Pathways

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

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

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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