Cert IV Transport logistics heavy vehicle
It can be taken into account but it depends on a number of factors such as type and length of experience, qualifications – when completed and relevance to this course, and so on. Watto Training is happy to discuss pathway options for applicants who may already hold knowledge, skills and qualifications from previous/current fields of work. In such cases the applicant may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
As an adult learner, you
- tend to be self-directed
- have a rich reservoir of experience that can serve as a resource for learning
- are frequently affected by your need to know or do something
- tend to have a life-, task-, or problem-centred orientation to learning
as opposed to a subject-matter orientation
- are generally motivated to learn from within (internally/intrinsically)
as opposed to being obligated, or subject to, external or extrinsic forces
- Applicants must produce photo identification.
- Applicants must undergo a Police history check, a driving history check & a medical check (if required). These checks are completed by the Queensland Transport and Main Roads Department. Queensland Transport and Main Roads may refuse to grant accreditation to a person who has been convicted of an offence under the Criminal Code or is currently charged with an offence under the Criminal Code and the charge has not been fully disposed of.
- The requirements for driver trainer accreditation fall within the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015 (2015 Regulation).
- The changes incorporated in the 2015 Regulation are detailed below.
Driver licence requirements:
Currently to apply to become an accredited driver trainer an applicant must hold or have held for at least 1 year an ‘O’ type licence (open driver licence) authorising the applicant to drive the class of motor vehicle stated in the application as the class of motor vehicle for which the applicant proposes to give training.
- An ‘O’ type licence means an open driver licence granted outside Queensland.
- This requirement has been changed to a person has the necessary expertise to be accredited to perform the function of a driver trainer, for a class of motor vehicle, if the person holds and has held, on the day the application is made for a continuous period of at least 1 year, a valid open licence authorising the person to drive the class of motor vehicle. This includes a valid interstate driver licence or a valid driver licence granted in New Zealand.
- A valid licence means a licence that is not expired, suspended or cancelled and the licensee is not disqualified by an Australian court from holding or obtaining a driver licence.
You can submit a traffic history checks with TMR to see if your history will be an issue. In my time of doing this job, it’s normally issues within the last 5 years that seem to have an impact on eligibility. However, the best way to be sure is to check with TMR as they require a criminal history check off every trainer coming into the industry.
There is a total of 14 units of competency comprising:
13 core units listed below plus
1 industry elective unit from the industry elective units listed below, relevant to the vehicle type applicable to the job role.
BSBRKG304: Maintain business records
TAEDEL301A: Provide work skill instruction
TAEDES401A: Design and develop learning programs
TLIC3037: Apply safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours
TLIF1001: Follow work health and safety procedures
TLIF2010: Apply fatigue management strategies
TLIF4066: Implement and supervise transport regulations compliance systems
TLIG2007: Work in a socially diverse environment
TLII1002: Apply customer service skills
TLIL2060: Complete induction to the transport industry
TLIL4009: Manage personal work priorities and professional development
TLIM0002: Conduct heavy vehicle learner driver training
TLIM4002: Develop safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours in others
Industry elective units (plus one of the following…)
TLIC2002: Drive light rigid vehicle
TLIC3003: Drive medium rigid vehicle
TLIC3004: Drive heavy rigid vehicle
TLIC3005: Drive heavy combination vehicle
TLIC4006: Drive multi-combination vehicle
Practical training is conducted on the north side of Brisbane at 19 Blyth Road, Murrumba Downs.