TLI31210 - Certificate III in Driving Operations

An expert in driving ops? Get on the road to recognition.

If you've been working in the field of Driving Operations, you know that nothing gets where it needs to be without your skills in interpreting road maps, navigating pre-determined routes, and proper licensing to drive a range of vehicles appropriate to the assignment. Your skills may already qualify you to achieve formal recognition based on what you already know.

Take this route to certification, improved job opportunities, or entry to the field of Driving Operations and show your competence in performing tasks like securing heavy general freight, loading and unloading cargo, and transporting passengers, refrigerated freight, dry/liquid loads, livestock, wood products, dangerous goods, and oversise loads, all with an eye on safety.

Load your career vehicle with essential skills in Driving Operations to arrive safely at the top of your field.

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Requirements for completion of the qualification 

A successful assessment outcome for a total of 18 to 20 units  of competency (depending on the group) comprising:

  • 6 core units  listed below

plus

  • at least one licensing or industry unit  relevant to the vehicle type applicable to the job role listed below

plus

  • all units  within one  of the selected group (job roles)  listed below: A, B, C, D E, F, G, H, I, K, L

plus

  • 6 general elective units  which may be selected from the general elective units listed below, or may include up to 3 units  drawn with appropriate contextualisation from this Training Package, and/or from Certificate III qualifications in other relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

 

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all pre-requisites specified are complied with.

 

Core Units

 

Field  

Unit  

D 

Load Handling 

TLID1001A

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE1005A

Carry out basic workplace calculations

F 

Safety Management 

TLIF1001A

Follow occupational health and safety procedures

TLIF2010A

Apply fatigue management strategies

H 

Route Planning and Navigation 

TLIH2001A

Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes

L 

Resource Management  

TLIL1001A

Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures

 

Licensing /Industry Units 

 

Select at least one unit from the following units applicable to job role and relevant vehicle type: 

 

Field 

Unit 

C 

Vehicle Operation 

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

LIC 

Licensing Units 

TLILIC2014B

Licence to drive light rigid vehicle

TLILIC2015B

Licence to drive medium rigid vehicle

TLILIC2016B

Licence to drive heavy rigid vehicle

TLILIC3017B

Licence to drive heavy combination vehicle

TLILIC3018B

Licence to drive multi-combination vehicle

 

Select one group (job role) from the following options: 

Group A: Heavy General Freight

Group B: Agitator

Group C: Bus

Group D: Refrigerated

Group E: Pilot Vehicle

Group F: Dry/Liquid

Group G: Car Carrier

Group H: Livestock

Group I: Wood Products

Group K: Dangerous Goods

Group L: Over Dimensional

 

Group A: Heavy General Freight 

 

Field 

Unit 

A 

Handling Cargo/Stock 

TLIA1001A

Secure cargo

B 

Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB2004A

Carry out vehicle inspection

TLIB2008A

Carry out inspection of trailers

D 

Load Handling 

TLID2004A

Load and unload goods/cargo

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE2008A

Process workplace documentation

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

TLIE3012A

Consolidate manifest documentation

 

Group B: Agitator 

 

Field 

Unit 

B 

Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB2004A

Carry out vehicle inspection

D 

Load Handling 

TLID2004A

Load and unload goods/cargo

PMC552061C

Deliver concrete to site

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE2007A

Use communication systems

TLIE2008A

Process workplace documentation

J 

Quality 

TLIJ2001A

Apply quality procedures

 

Group C: Bus 

 

Field 

Unit 

B 

Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB2004A

Carry out vehicle inspection

C 

Vehicle Operation 

TLIC3011A

Transport passengers with disabilities

TLIC3042A

Operate coach/bus

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

G 

Teamwork 

TLIG2007A

Work in a socially diverse environment

I 

Customer Service 

TLII3009A

Provide on-board services to customers

 

Group D: Refrigerated 

 

Field 

Unit 

A 

Handling Cargo/Stock 

TLIA4025A

Regulate temperature controlled stock

B 

Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB2004A

Carry out vehicle inspection

TLIB3006A

Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads

D 

Load Handling 

TLID2004A

Load and unload goods/cargo

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

 

Group E: Pilot Vehicle 

 

Field 

Unit 

C 

Vehicle Operation 

TLIC3010A

Pilot or escort oversized and/or overmassed loads

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

TLIE2008A

Process workplace documentation

TLIE3009A

Use pilot and escort communication

F 

Safety Management 

TLIF3060A

Control traffic as a pilot vehicle operator

 

Group F: Dry/Liquid 

 

Field 

Unit 

B 

Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB2004A

Carry out vehicle inspection

TLIB2073A

Clean road tankers

E 

 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE3002A

Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

Selection of both or one depending on the job role: 

D 

Load Handling 

TLID2021A

Use specialised bulk transfer equipment (dry)

TLID3024A

Use specialised liquid bulk transfer equipment (gravity/pressurised)

 

 

Group G: Car Carrier 

 

Field 

Unit 

A 

Handling Cargo/Stock 

TLIA1001A

Secure cargo

B 

Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB3006A

Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads

D 

Load Handling 

TLID2004A

Load and unload goods/cargo

TLID3014A

Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

 

Group H: Livestock 

 

Field 

Unit 

D 

Load Handling 

TLID3020A

Care for livestock in transit

TLID3014A

Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE2008A

Process workplace documentation

TLIE3002A

Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

 

Group I: Wood Products 

 

Field 

Unit 

A 

Handling Cargo/Stock 

TLIA1001A

Secure cargo

B 

Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB2004A

Carry out vehicle inspection

TLIB3006A

Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE3002A

Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

 

Group K: Dangerous Goods 

 

Field 

Unit 

D 

Load Handling 

TLID2003A

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

TLID2016A

Load and unload explosives and dangerous goods

TLID3015A

Identify and label explosives and dangerous goods

TLID3027A

Prepare for transport of dangerous goods

Selection of both or one depending on the job role: 

LIC 

Licensing Units 

TLILIC3013A

Preparation to transport dangerous goods by road

D 

Load Handling 

UEGNSG603B

Load, unload and exchange gas cylinders

 

Group L: Over Dimensional 

 

Field 

Unit 

A 

Handling Cargo/Stock 

TLIA1001A

Secure cargo

B 

Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB3006A

Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads

D 

Load Handling  

TLID3014A

Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE3002A

Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

TLIE3009A

Use pilot and escort communication

 

General Elective Units 

 

Field 

Unit 

A 

Handling Cargo/Stock 

TLIA1001A

Secure cargo

TLIA2003A

Connect and disconnect reefer units

TLIA3002A

Maintain container/cargo records

TLIA3004A

Process receipt and delivery of containers and cargo

TLIA3008A

Transfer cargo

TLIA3015A

Complete receival/despatch documentation

TLIA4005A

Check and evaluate records and documentation

TLIA4025A

Regulate temperature controlled stock

CPPWMT3044A

Identify wastes and hazards

B 

Equipment Checking and Maintenance 

TLIB1024A

Clean transportation units and facilities for passenger use

TLIB1028A

Maintain and use hand tools

TLIB1031A

Clean up plant, equipment and worksite

TLIB2001A

Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment

TLIB2003A

Carry out vehicle servicing and maintenance

TLIB2004A

Carry out vehicle inspection

TLIB2008A

Carry out inspection of trailers

TLIB2009A

Check conveyor operational status

TLIB2022A

Diagnose and rectify minor faults

TLIB2023A

Provide sanitation and water services support to passenger transportation units

TLIB2029B

Use and maintain minor mechanical equipment

TLIB2073A

Clean road tankers

TLIB2119A

Carry out maintenance of trailers

TLIB3005A

Carry out maintenance of vehicles designed to carry special loads

TLIB3006A

Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads

TLIB3014A

Load and unload wheeled or tracked crane

TLIB3015A

Undertake site inspection

TLIB3016A

De-rig, pack and store tools and equipment

TLIB3017A

Assemble and dismantle boom or jib

C 

Vehicle Operation 

TLIC2025A

Operate four wheel drive vehicle

TLIC2049A

Operate heavy vehicle on unsealed roads

TLIC3010A

Pilot or escort oversized and/or overmassed loads

TLIC3011A

Transport passengers with disabilities

TLIC3063A

Operate vehicle carrying special loads

TLIC3064A

Operate car carrier vehicle

TLIC3071A

Operate an agitator

D 

Load Handling 

TLID1002A

Shift a load using manually-operated equipment

TLID2003A

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

TLID2004A

Load and unload goods/cargo

TLID2012A

Operate specialised load shifting equipment

TLID2013A

Move materials mechanically using automated equipment

TLID2016A

Load and unload explosives and dangerous goods

TLID2021A

Use specialised bulk transfer equipment (dry)

TLID2022A

Conduct weighbridge operations

TLID2045A

Operate specialised light load shifting equipment

TLID2047A

Prepare cargo for transfer with slings

TLID3014A

Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

TLID3015A

Identify and label explosives and dangerous goods

TLID3020A

Care for livestock in transit

TLID3024A

Use specialised liquid bulk transfer equipment (gravity/pressurised)

TLID3027A

Prepare for transport of dangerous goods

TLID3031A

Rig load

TLID3033A

Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane

TLID3035A

Operate a boom type elevating work platform

TLID3036A

Lift and move load using mobile crane

TLID3046A

Operate container side lifter

TLID4032A

Plan and conduct specialised lift

CPCCCO3034A

Conduct concrete agitator truck operations

CPPWMT3015A

Move waste using loadshifting equipment

FPICOT3261

Transport forestry logs using trucks

PMC552061C

Deliver concrete to site

UEGNSG601A

Assess the operational capability of gas safety equipment on tankers

E 

Communication and Calculation 

TLIE1003A

Participate in basic workplace communication

TLIE2007A

Use communication systems

TLIE2008A

Process workplace documentation

TLIE3002A

Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify

TLIE3004A

Prepare workplace documents

TLIE3009A

Use pilot and escort communication

TLIE3012A

Consolidate manifest documentation

TLIE3016A

Estimate/calculate load shifting requirements for a mobile crane

TLIE3026A

Carry out advanced calculations in the transport and logistics industry

TLIE3028A

Complete a work diary in the road transport industry

F 

Safety Management 

TLIF1002B

Conduct housekeeping activities

TLIF1009A

Conduct cleaning operations in enclosed spaces

TLIF2006A

Apply accident-emergency procedures

TLIF2012A

Apply safe procedures when handling/transporting dangerous goods or explosives

TLIF2018A

Operate firefighting equipment

TLIF2019A

Ensure a safe on-board passenger and working environment

TLIF2092A

Demonstrate awareness of chain of responsibility regulations

TLIF3013A

Coordinate breakdowns and emergencies

TLIF3060A

Control traffic as a pilot vehicle operator

TLIF3063A

Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies

TLIF4014A

Develop and maintain a safe workplace

TLIF4065A

Ensure compliance with Australian Dangerous Goods Code

CPPWMT3011A

Respond to waste emergencies

HLTAMBPD401C

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

G 

Teamwork 

TLIG1001A

Work effectively with others

TLIG2007A

Work in a socially diverse environment

H 

Route Planning and Navigation 

TLIH3002A

Plan and navigate routes

TLIH3004A

Identify major roads, services and attractions

I 

Customer Service 

TLII1002A

Apply customer service skills

TLII3003A

Provide customer service in transport vehicles/vessels

TLII3004A

Manage camping procedures for coaches and buses

TLII3009A

Provide on-board services to customers

TLII3010A

Provide travel information to customers

J 

Quality 

TLIJ2001A

Apply quality procedures

TLIJ3002A

Apply quality systems

TLIJ3005A

Sample, inspect and test products to specifications

K 

Technology 

TLIK2003A

Apply keyboard skills

TLIK2010A

Use infotechnology devices in the workplace

L 

Resource Management 

TLIL2008A

Complete routine administrative tasks

TLIL2046A

Handle customer luggage/property

TLIL2060A

Complete induction to the transport industry

TLIL4005A

Apply conflict/grievance resolution strategies

TLIL4009A

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

TLIL4010A

Assess and confirm customer transport requirements

TLIL4034A

Arrange alternative passenger transport

LIC 

Licensing  

TLILIC0012A

Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 tonne and above)

TLILIC2014B

Licence to drive light rigid vehicle

TLILIC2015B

Licence to drive medium rigid vehicle

TLILIC2016B

Licence to drive heavy rigid vehicle

TLILIC3017B

Licence to drive heavy combination vehicle

TLILIC3018B

Licence to drive multi-combination vehicle

O 

Security 

TLIO1002A

Follow security procedures when working with passengers and personnel

TLIO2003A

Undertake loading and unloading in a designated secured environment

TLIO2011A

Provide revenue protection measures

TLIO2021A

Follow security procedures when working with goods and cargo

TLIO3004A

Conduct control procedures for transferring

TLIO3007A

Undertake emergency response action to a security

TLIO3012A

Manage disruptive and/or unlawful behaviour

TLIO3016A

Apply and monitor workplace security procedures

P 

Administration and Finance 

TLIP2024A

Conduct financial transactions

TLIP2029A

Prepare and process financial documents

TLIP3026A

Maintain financial records in a small business

TLIP2032A

Maintain petty cash account

U 

Environment 

TLIU1009A

Monitor plant and equipment in an environmentally sustainable manner

TLIU3014A

Operate vehicle in an environmentally sustainable manner

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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