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  • TLI31216

Certificate III in Driving Operations

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Bus Driver
  • Agitator Driver
  • Line Haul Driver
  • Local Heavy General Freight Driver
  • Pilot Vehicle Driver
  • Tip Truck Driver
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TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations

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Course overview

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.

Over the past five years, increasing road congestion and expanding transport networks have driven growth in the urban bus and transport industries. These trends are expected to support ongoing demand for the sector's services in the future.

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
TLIH2001
Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
TLIL1001
Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures
TLID1001
Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
TLIE1005
Carry out basic workplace calculations
TLIF1001
Follow work health and safety procedures
TLIF2010
Apply fatigue management strategies

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
PMASUP236
Operate vehicles in the field
RIIHAN301D
Operate elevating work platform
RIIVEH201D
Operate light vehicle
RIIVEH305E
Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle
TLIA1001
Secure cargo
TLIA4025
Regulate temperature controlled stock
TLIB1080
Use, clean and maintain towing equipment
TLIB2004
Carry out vehicle inspection
TLIB2008A
Carry out inspection of trailers
TLIB2079
Set up and secure a towing situation
TLIB3006
Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads
TLIC1051
Operate commercial vehicle
TLIC2002
Drive light rigid vehicle
TLIC2025
Operate four wheel drive vehicle
TLIC3003
Drive medium rigid vehicle
TLIC3004
Drive heavy rigid vehicle
TLIC3005
Drive heavy combination vehicle
TLIC3011
Transport passengers with disabilities
TLIC3035
Manage the operation of a tow truck
TLIC3042
Operate coach/bus
TLIC4006
Drive multi-combination vehicle
TLID1002
Shift a load using manually-operated equipment
TLID2004
Load and unload goods/cargo
TLID3014
Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads
TLIE2007
Use communications systems
TLIE2008
Process workplace documentation
TLIE3002
Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions
TLIE3004
Prepare workplace documents
TLIE3012
Consolidate manifest documentation
TLIE3028
Complete a work diary in the road transport industry
TLIF0001
Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures
TLIF2006
Apply accident-emergency procedures
TLIF3063
Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies
TLIG2007
Work in a socially diverse environment
TLII1002
Apply customer service skills
TLII3009
Provide on-board services to customers
TLIK2010
Use infotechnology devices in the workplace
TLIO1002
Follow security procedures when working with passengers and personnel
TLIU3014
Operate vehicle in an environmentally sustainable manner

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidised price, you must:

  • hold an existing Queensland Open drivers licence
  • be 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate III or higher level 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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland