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Superior Heavy Vehicle Licensing program

About the program

This program uses both theory and practical training to give you a greater understanding of heavy vehicle dynamics, and the measures you can put in place to recognise and minimise rollover risk. Not only your driving skill levels will improve, but you will develop a heightened respect for the vehicles you drive, and apply yourself in the professional and responsible manner expected by fleet operators.

Duration

Each step of the program is mapped out so you are building on your training through practical driving activities. The key advantage of this program is that it produces safe and efficient drivers in its early stages. You will be enrolled in the Certificate III in Driving Operations TLI31216.

Program content

PHASE ONE (weeks 1 – 6)

During the first 5 weeks of the program, you will attend a DECA facility 3 days a week for heavy vehicle training and Wodonga TAFE Skills and Jobs Centre 1 day a week for job readiness preparation. 

Week 1 Safety First in Transport

  • TLIL1001 Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures
  • TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures
  • TLIH2001 Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
  • TLIF1002 Conduct housekeeping activities

 Week 2 Workplace responsibilities in Transport

  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
  • TLIF0001 Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations, and workplace procedures
  • TLIK2010 Use info-technology devices in the workplace
  • TLIE3028 Complete a work diary in the road transport industry

 Weeks 3 - 5 SHVL Driver Coaching / Training

  • Mechanical appreciation
  • Load restraint
  • Couple / Uncouple
  • Reverse
  • On road coaching

 Week 6 Heavy Vehicle Licensing

  • TLILIC2017 Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle or TLILIC2016 Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle
  • TLIB2004 Carry out vehicle inspection

PHASE TWO

At the completion of the first 6 weeks, if you meet the standards required, you will have the opportunity to be interviewed by an employer. If the interview outcome is successful you will begin the traineeship. During the next 18 – 24 months, trainees will complete a majority of the program on the job.

 

  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • TLIA1001 Secure cargo
  • TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo
  • TLIB2008 Carry out inspection of trailers
  • TLIE1005 Carry out basic workplace calculations
  • TLIE2008 Process workplace documents
  • TLII1002 Apply customer service Skills
  • TLIU1009 Monitor plant & equip in an environmentally sustainable manner
  • TLIF2006 Apply accident-emergency procedures
  • TLIH3002 Plan & navigate routes
  • TLID2022 Conduct weighbridge operations
  • TLILIC0001 Licence to transport dangerous goods by road
  • TLILIC2001 Licence to Operate Forklift truck 

PHASE THREE

This phase includes the following DECA programs:


DECA Rollover Prevention and Stability Program

This program uses both theory and practical training to give professional drivers a greater understanding of heavy

vehicle dynamics, and the measures they can put in place to recognise and minimise rollover risk. Not only will

driving skill levels improve, but each driver will develop a heightened respect for the vehicles they drive, and apply

themselves in the professional and responsible manner expected by fleet operators.

 

DECA Pro Driver Program

Focusing on human behaviour and important theories behind safe and efficient driving, drivers will not only obtain

new knowledge and skill, but also develop a heightened sense of professionalism. This program covers everything

from fuel savings and reducing maintenance costs, through to time management and the importance of driver health.