TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations

Australian Workplace Training offers TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations via our External (E-learning) delivery mode.

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.

Occupations may include:

  • Bus Driver
  • Agitator Driver
  • Line Haul Driver
  • Local Heavy General Freight Driver
  • Pilot Vehicle Driver
  • Tip Truck Driver

An interview with a trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment. In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.

External (E-learning) students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve to eighteen months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual. Students work at home with self-paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students will be required to attend block training to complete practical activities as well as maintain monthly contact with their trainer via phone, email or face to face (please contact reception to arrange an appointment with your trainer).

During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 120 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.

You may wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for your life experiences or training you have already undertaken and achieved. If this is your intention, please discuss it in the interview with your Trainer who can arrange for this to occur. The course cost can vary if an RPL process is undertaken.

Course Structure:
The certificate consists of 18 units: 6 core and 12 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency.

Core units:
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
TLIE1005 Carry out basic workplace calculations
TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures
TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
TLIH2001 Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
TLIL1001 Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures

Elective units:
TLILIC2015 Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle
TLIA1001 Secure cargo
TLIB0002 Carry out vehicle inspection
TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo
TLIE3004 Prepare workplace documents
TLIE0002 Process workplace documentation
TLIE3012 Consolidate manifest documentation
TLIE3002 Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions
TLIF0001 Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures
TLIF2006 Apply accident-emergency procedures
TLIO2021 Follow security procedures when working with goods and cargo
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck or TLID2010 Operate a forklift

Course Fees:

Fee for Service Students:

TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations     $4,690
Incorporating the following:
– Training and Assessment fees: $3,520
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $450
– 8 hours of MR training for TLILIC2015: $720 (*TLILIC2015 – cost: $90 per hour. Minimum cost of unit is $720 for 8 hours)

Payment Plans are available

Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $200 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit

Other fees that may be applicable:
Work placement badge: $6
DHS Screening check:  Approximately $65.45 for students
Replacement unit fee:  $25 per unit
Postage of certificate:  $10 (surface mail/untracked)
Postage of items:  Calculated on an individual basis on the weight/size of the item/s to be posted

More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.

For more information or to enrol, please contact us.