Certificate III in Driving Operations - TLI31216

National Food Institute

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This is a qualification for those engaged in driving operation job roles within the transport and logistics industry.It involves a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, with some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.Job rolesJob roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:agitator driverbus driverline haul driverlocal heavy general freight driverpilot vehicle drivertip truck driver.Successful achievement of the licensing units within the qualification must align with licensing and regulatory requirements applicable to driving and state/territory regulatory requirements.


  • 18 to 20 units: 6 core
  • at least one licensing or industry unit
  • all units within one of the selected group (job roles)
  • 6 elective units


  • Transport passengers with disabilities
  • Assess and confirm customer transport requirements
  • Operate a boom type elevating work platform
  • Process workplace documentation
  • Maintain container/cargo records
  • Conduct weighbridge operations
  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • Prepare for transport of dangerous goods
  • Apply Workplace Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the gas supply industry
  • Follow work health and safety procedures
  • Apply accident-emergency procedures
  • Check conveyor operational status
  • Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle
  • Load and unload goods/cargo
  • Operate container side lifter
  • Prepare to work in the gas industry
  • Prepare workplace documents
  • Transfer cargo
  • Use communications systems
  • Work in a socially diverse environment
  • Carry out inspection of trailers
  • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
  • Operate commercial vehicle
  • Assemble and dismantle boom or jib
  • Plan and conduct specialised lift
  • Maintain petty cash account
  • Manage disruptive and/or unlawful behaviour
  • Regulate temperature controlled stock
  • Provide revenue protection measures
  • Develop and maintain a safe workplace
  • Conduct cleaning operations in enclosed spaces
  • Maintain and use hand tools
  • Complete routine administrative tasks
  • Identify major roads, services and attractions
  • Provide customer service in transport vehicles/vessels
  • Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous materials requirements
  • Operate heavy vehicle on unsealed roads
  • Secure cargo
  • Carry out maintenance of trailers
  • Operate car carrier vehicle
  • Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads
  • Monitor plant and equipment in an environmentally sustainable manner
  • Conduct financial transactions
  • Maintain financial records in a small business
  • Move materials mechanically using automated equipment
  • Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies
  • Apply fatigue management strategies
  • Check and evaluate records and documentation
  • Pilot or escort oversized and/or overmassed loads
  • Use specialised liquid bulk transfer equipment (gravity/pressurised)
  • Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures
  • Apply conflict/grievance resolution strategies
  • Move waste using loadshifting equipment
  • Consolidate manifest documentation
  • Operate four wheel drive vehicle
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Drive medium rigid vehicle
  • Work effectively with others
  • Undertake loading and unloading in a designated secured environment
  • Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Use pilot and escort communication
  • Operate coach/bus
  • Use specialised liquid bulk gas transfer equipment
  • Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures
  • Estimate/calculate load shifting requirements for a mobile crane
  • Care for livestock in transit
  • Use specialised bulk transfer equipment (dry)
  • Prepare and process financial documents
  • Licence to transport dangerous goods by road
  • Drive multi-combination vehicle
  • Carry out basic workplace calculations
  • Carry out vehicle inspection
  • Load and unload explosives/dangerous goods
  • Undertake site inspection
  • Identify wastes and hazards
  • Apply and monitor workplace security procedures
  • Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle
  • Clean transportation units and facilities for passenger use
  • Transport forestry logs using trucks
  • Carry out advanced calculations in the transport and logistics industry
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Load, unload, exchange and connect LPG cylinders
  • Clean road tankers
  • Undertake emergency response action to a security threat
  • Complete a work diary in the road transport industry
  • Carry out maintenance of vehicles designed to carry special loads
  • Use infotechnology devices in the workplace
  • Respond to waste emergencies
  • Process receipt and delivery of containers and cargo
  • Provide on-board services to customers
  • Operate specialised light load shifting equipment
  • Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle
  • Conduct housekeeping activities
  • Follow security procedures when working with passengers and personnel
  • Operate firefighting equipment
  • Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment
  • Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
  • Drive light rigid vehicle
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • De-rig, pack and store tools and equipment
  • Diagnose and rectify minor faults
  • Control traffic as a pilot vehicle operator
  • Plan and navigate routes
  • Follow security procedures when working with goods and cargo
  • Ensure a safe on-board passenger and working environment
  • Assess the operational capability of gas safety equipment on tankers
  • Deliver concrete to site
  • Operate vehicle in an environmentally sustainable manner
  • Lift and move load using a mobile crane
  • Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads
  • Operate a tip truck
  • Identify and label explosives/dangerous goods
  • Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures
  • Clean up plant, equipment and worksite
  • Coordinate breakdowns and emergencies
  • Apply customer service skills
  • Provide sanitation and water services support to passenger transportation units
  • Licence to drive a multi-combination vehicle
  • Complete induction to the transport industry
  • Conduct control procedures for transferring explosives/dangerous/hazardous/high risk goods
  • Apply quality systems
  • Prepare cargo for transfer with slings
  • Participate in basic workplace communication
  • Provide travel information to customers
  • Use and maintain minor mechanical equipment
  • Operate specialised load shifting equipment
  • Complete receival/despatch documentation
  • Shift a load using manually-operated equipment
  • Rig load
  • Load and unload wheeled or tracked crane
  • Drive heavy combination vehicle
  • Arrange alternative passenger transport
  • Apply keyboard skills
  • Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)
  • Handle customer luggage/property
  • Operate concrete agitator trucks
  • Operate vehicle carrying special loads
  • Ensure compliance with Australian Dangerous Goods Code
  • Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions
  • Sample, inspect and test products to specifications
  • Connect and disconnect reefer units
  • Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle
  • Manage camping procedures for coaches and buses
  • Operate an agitator
  • Apply safe procedures when handling/transporting dangerous goods or explosives
  • Carry out vehicle servicing and maintenance
  • Drive heavy rigid vehicle

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • Full-time : 12 months

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