Certificate III in Driving Operations – Heavy Freight

Certificate III in Driving Operations – Heavy Freight (TLI31210)

Course Description:

This qualification is for individuals who perform a range of known driving routine tasks and procedures within the transport and logistics industry. They work under supervision, taking some responsibility for work outcomes, but are given direction for the driving schedules they follow.

The six Licensing units to drive a commercial vehicle, light rigid, medium rigid, heavy rigid, heavy combination and multi-combination vehicle, can be trained by HR training, but we do not issue driving licences. For those who hold these licences we offer RPL for the units where the person satisfies their organisations standard driving practices. The licensing units within the qualification align with licensing and regulatory requirements applicable to driving and Australian state territory regulatory requirements.

ENROL NOW and train with us:

We are flexible in our training delivery and you can apply for:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

for life experiences & training you have already undertaken

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Carry out basic workplace calculations
  • Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
  • Operate a vehicle & carry out vehicle inspection
  • Secure cargo & carry out inspection of trailers
  • Load and unload goods/cargo
  • Apply accident-emergency procedures
  • Handle Dangerous Goods & Hazardous substances
  • Identify and label explosives and dangerous goods

Transport Job Roles / Occupations:

This certificate course provides the employability skills to
begin a career in Transport and be employed as a:

  • Local driver
  • Interstate driver


Visit our private eLearning campus – HR training college

Several methods of assessment are used in this course:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Written Assessment – short answer
  • Project – Case Study, Scenario
  • Observation Assessment
  • Video to demonstrate practical skills

This transport course is offered:

  • face-to-face in a classroom setting, small group OR
    one-on-one for individuals
  • ONLINE with a Mentor who you can contact for help
    and direction

Transport Units offered by HR training:

This qualification requires the completion of twenty (20) units of study with core, licenced, job related and elective units:

  • 1 Core Unit
  • 1 Licence Unit
  • 7 Job Related Units
  • 6 Elective Units
6 CORE Units
TLID1001A Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
TLIE1005A Carry out basic workplace calculations
TLIF1001A Follow occupational health and safety procedures
TLIF2010A Apply fatigue management strategies
TLIH2001A Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
TLIL1001A Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures
Choose only one (1) Licence Unit

relevant to the vehicle type applicable to your job role

TLIC1051A Operate commercial vehicle
TLIC2002A Drive light rigid vehicle
TLIC3003A Drive medium rigid vehicle
TLIC3004A Drive heavy rigid vehicle
TLIC3005A Drive heavy combination vehicle
TLIC4006A Drive multi combination vehicle
Seven (7) Job Related Units for Heavy General Freight
TLIB2004A Carry out vehicle inspection
TLIA1001A Secure cargo
TLIB2008A Carry out inspection of trailers
TLID2004A Load and unload goods/cargo
TLIE2008A Process workplace documentation
TLIE3012A Consolidate manifest documentation
Choose a minimum of three (3) to six (6) Elective Units from the list below
TLIE2007A Use communication systems
TLID2004A Load and unload goods/cargo
TLID1002A Shift a load using manually-operated equipment
TLIE2008A Process workplace documentation
TLIF2006A Apply accident-emergency procedures
TLII1002A Apply customer service skills
TLIK2010A Use info-technology devices in the workplace
TLID2003A Handle Dangerous Goods/ hazardous substances
TLID3015A Identify and label explosives and dangerous goods
TLIF3063A Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies
Three (3) Elective Units may be chosen from other currently endorsed Training Packages

with appropriate contextualisation from only Certificate III qualifications


Discuss your choice of units and any specific training needs with our course coordinator who will help you achieve your goals.