441 Sutton Rd, Majura ACT 2609

(02) 6297 7187

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm

Course

Licence to drive a multi-combination vehicle

ACT Multi Combination (MC)

Overview

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Transport Industries Skills Centre Inc. (TISC) is qualified to conduct heavy vehicle truck licence training and assessment on behalf of both the ACT and NSW Governments. Our facilities and fleet is located at the Sutton Road Training Centre with everything in one place to help you get your truck licence. Training and Assessments are delivered one-on-one with the trainer so students receive high quality training that can be customised to meet the students’ various needs.

The following course information is specifically for the Multi Combination (MC) Synchromesh and Non-Synchromesh licence classes issued in the ACT.

There are different course information pages for NSW licences.

What do I need to apply for an MC licence?

You must –

MC Course Content

  • Load restraint assessment using ropes, load binders (dogs) and chains, and ratchet/winch and straps.
  • Ability to drain the test vehicle’s air tank (where fitted).
  • Knowledge of the height of the vehicle’s load.
  • Ability to perform a pre-test safety check, including tyres, wheels, wheel nuts, fluid and air leaks etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of the test vehicle’s controls.
  • Ability to uncouple and couple the trailer using the correct procedures.
  • A comprehensive driving assessment including but not limited to gear selection, steering, braking, forward driving, turning, mandatory signs, reversing, hill start, overtaking, hill ascent and compliance with system of vehicle control.

What is a Multi Combination vehicle?

  • B-doubles
  • prime mover, low loader dolly and low loader trailer combinations
  • road trains

What is a Multi Combination Licence?

An MC licence is the highest level of licence class. This licence allows you to drive all types of vehicles except motorcycles.

If you’ve held a heavy rigid or heavy combination class driving licence for at least 1 year, you could  upgrade your driver licence to a multi combination licence and further your career in the transport industry.

Completing the course will give you a class MC licence which will allow you to drive automatic and synchromesh manual vehicles or a vehicle with a non-synchromesh gearbox.  You will be able to safely drive all types of rigid and articulated vehicles.

Meeting the necessary MC licence requirements means you will be able to legally drive and operate a variety of vehicles used in the transport industry – increasing your skills and employability.

If you complete the course in a vehicle with a synchromesh gearbox, “Condition B” will appear on your licence, enabling you to drive trucks with and automatic and synchromesh gearbox.  You will however not be allowed to drive Class MC vehicles with a Non-Synchromesh gearbox (also sometimes referred to as a Crash box).

If you complete the course in a vehicle with a non-synchromesh gearbox, you will obtain an unrestricted MC licence.  We only offer training and assessment in this licence class with a non-synchromesh gearbox.

What is the difference between a Synchromesh and a non-Synchromesh gearbox?

Synchromesh gearbox

A synchromesh gearbox is a manually operated transmission in which a change of gears takes place between gears that are already revolving at the same speed. It is often claimed that a synchromesh gearbox requires less effort to change gears.  These gear boxes have 8 forward gears with a low range and a high range lever.

Gears 1 to 4 are in low range with 5 to 8 in high range. The range change is made with the movement of a small lever located at the front of the gear lever at the appropriate time.

 Non-Synchromesh gearbox

The non-synchromesh gear box is sometimes referred to as a crash box and these gearboxes come in a 9, 13, 15 or 18 speed, depending on the truck.  The gearbox in our truck is an Eaton Fuller 18 Speed, with a low and high range lever as well as a gear splitter which enables the driver to use half gears.

When using half gears the gear changing technique changes from double clutching to a single clutch movement and the gear lever is moved in and out of the same gear position or to the next full gear position, but more on that as you progress through the course.

What makes this gearbox different is that the driver has to match the road speed (KM) and engine speed (revs) to enable a gear change to take place. These gearboxes require more driver input to ensure that you are able to change gears smoothly or at all. For every gear change the clutch is used twice, hence the term double clutching.

It takes an average of approximately 20 hours before someone is competent in the use of a non-synchromesh gear box due to the complexities in operating this gearbox.  Training sessions are recommended in 2 hour or 4 hour slots.

Resources for this licence class –

Practice Heavy Vehicle Combination Knowledge test

http://safeplatestesting.act.gov.au/c/spt?a=apps&ap=mobikt&m=questions&lt=hvmckt

ACT Road Rules Handbook

https://files.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/legacy/2966/2019%20Road%20Rules%20Handbook%20Screen.pdf

ACT Heavy vehicle Drivers’ Handbook February 2012

https://files.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/legacy/2949/ACT%20heavy%20vehicle%20drivers’%20handbook.pdf

Load Restraint Guide

https://www.ntc.gov.au/sites/default/files/assets/files/Load-Restraint-Guide-2018.pdf

ACT Commercial Driver’s Health Assessment for MC

https://files.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/legacy/2968/Commercial%20driver’s%20health%20assessment.pdf

 

Course Details
Fees

Training and Assessment Pricing:

  • All pricing includes GST
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking
  • Students are required to complete a minimum of 2 hours of training before an assessment

Licence Class
2 hour Training
Own Vehicle / TISC
Assessment
Own Vehicle / TISC
Multi-Combination $580 / $605 $605 / $665

 

Students generally require more training for this licence class so we recommend that students book individual trainings session until they are confident to proceed to the assessment.

Individual training and assessment sessions can be booked in the following time blocks:

  • 8:00am – 10:00am
  • 10:15am – 12:15pm
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

In the first training session, students must complete a pre-departure check, load restraint and cabin controls before they can commence the practical driving component. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the course commencing to complete the relevant paperwork.

Combination of theory and one-on-one practical training

All students must –

  • Have a moderate level of English language.  A language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment might require completion prior to enrolment.
  • Be confident in driving a manual vehicle.
  • Have held a current heavy rigid or heavy combination driver licence or equivalent for a minimum of one year.
  • Be a minimum of 20 years old.
  • Pass the Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test at a Road Ready Centre in Kambah (6109 0152) or Mitchell (6162 5152).
  • Pass the ACT Commercial Driver’s Health Assessment for MR – MC with your medical practitioner.
  • Have a completed TISC Enrolment Form e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence and knowledge test to finalise the full enrolment process or complete the enrolment at the bottom of this page.  During the online enrolment process, you will be asked to upload your driver licence and knowledge test so please have this ready.
  • Current driver licence.
  • Knowledge Test issued by an ACT Road Ready Centre.
  • Students are required to bring their own lunch; however fast food outlets are located in Queanbeyan if you prefer to purchase it. A fridge, microwave, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
  • Enclosed shoes and comfortable clothing suitable for the expected weather.
  • High visibility vest (We can provide you with one on the day)
  • Additional items depending on the weather such as a hat, sunscreen or rain jacket where required.

If you want to use your own vehicle, please note the following:

  • Someone who is licenced to drive this class will need to accompany you or bring and collect the vehicle.
  • Your vehicle must be ACT or NSW registered. (It cannot be federally registered)
  • Must be 60% loaded – this load cannot be dangerous goods, livestock, or fluid (excludes busses) – we will require a weighbridge ticket.
  • Must have 2 or more seats, all fitted with full seatbelts.
  • We will require a copy of your vehicle registration papers with your enrolment forms.

The practical driving assessment is a 2 hours and 30 minutes evaluation of an applicant’s driving skills, which includes the following components:

  • Ensure vehicle is loaded to 60% of its capacity.
  • Load restraint assessment using ropes, load binders (dogs) and chains, and ratchet/winch and straps.
  • Ability to drain the test vehicle’s air tank (where fitted).
  • Knowledge of the height of the vehicle’s load.
  • Ability to perform a pre-test safety check, including tyres, wheels, wheel nuts, fluid and air leaks etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of the test vehicle’s controls.
  • Ability to uncouple and couple the trailer using the correct procedures.
  • A comprehensive driving assessment including but not limited to gear selection, steering, braking, forward driving, turning, mandatory signs, reversing, hill start, overtaking, hill ascent and compliance with system of vehicle control.

The course is assessed with a practical demonstration that meets the heavy vehicle licensing assessment requirements set by Road User Services.  If a student is ‘Not Yet Competent’, they need to enrol in another individual assessment at a later date and pay the associated fee.

Students who are found competent will not be licenced to drive a Multi Combination vehicle yet. You first need to present the appropriate documentation provided by the TISC Assessor to an Access Canberra Shopfront that offers Road Transport Authority Services. The course price does not include the cost for issuing a new driver licence.

As the assessment for this course is regulated, we are unable to RPL or credit transfers for students. Students with existing experience driving a heavy vehicle can complete a reduced amount of training but will still have to complete the practical assessment.

Students have a right to appeal any assessment decision. A student wanting to make a complaint or appeal will need to complete the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form. Students can obtain a hard copy of the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form from reception or request it via email. 

In the event that TISC is unable to complete the delivery of any of the course, a full refund will be issued. 

As part of TISC’s obligation to the learner, we will ensure that all training is compliant with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015.

A student’s driver licence, knowledge test and course enrolment forms are required within 48-hours of making a booking. TISC does not accept any tentative bookings and will only confirm a student’s enrolment upon receipt of the driver licence, knowledge test, course enrolment forms and course payment.

COVID 19 Policy

Your co-operation in helping to keep the Sutton Road Training Centre free of COVID-19 is appreciated. If you are unwell and have any common COVID-19 symptoms you should not attend the Centre.

 

Cancellations made up to one week (7 days) prior to this course commencing will receive a full refund. Any cancellations made after this time will not be eligible for any refund.
Failure to attend training on the day will not result in a refund. TISC at their sole discretion may offer to rebook the student on a later course upon the presentation of a medical certificate for the course days that were missed.

We at located at 441 Sutton Road, Majura, ACT.  Our training facilities are located on the left side of the road, approximately 900m from the Sutton Rd/Pialligo Ave intersection. There is ample free onsite parking for students.

Make a booking

Before you can make a booking, we ask you to answer a few questions first so we can determine if you meet the course prerequisites.  If you are eligible to enrol for this course, you will be directed to the booking page and you will require to upload your Knowledge test and Driver Licence.  Please ensure you have this ready to complete the booking.

Course

Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle

ACT Light Rigid (LR)

Overview

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Transport Industries Skills Centre Inc. (TISC) is qualified to conduct heavy vehicle truck licence training and assessment on behalf of both the ACT and NSW Governments. Our facilities and fleet are located at the Sutton Road Training Centre with everything in one place to help you get your truck licence. Training and Assessments are delivered one-on-one with the trainer so students receive high quality training that can be customised to meet the students’ various needs.

The following course information is specifically for the Light Rigid (LR) Synchromesh licence classes issued in the ACT.

There are different course information pages for larger vehicle classes and NSW licences.

What do I need to apply for an LR licence?

You must –

  • Have held a current C class driver licence (except a learner licence) for 1 year or more
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Complete a TISC Enrolment Form
  • Pass the Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test at a Road Ready Centre in Kambah (6109 0152) or Mitchell (6162 5152).

In order to pass the assessment, you must demonstrate the skills you have learned in your training and show that you can operate a heavy vehicle safely.

LR Course Content

  • Load restraint assessment using ropes, load binders (dogs) and chains, and ratchet/winch and straps.
  • Ability to drain the test vehicle’s air tank (where fitted).
  • Knowledge of the height of the vehicle’s load.
  • Ability to perform a pre-test safety check, including tyres, wheels, wheel nuts, fluid and air leaks etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of the test vehicle’s controls.
  • A comprehensive driving assessment including but not limited to gear selection, steering, braking, forward driving, turning, mandatory signs, reversing, hill start, overtaking, hill ascent and compliance with system of vehicle control.

What is a Light Rigid vehicle?

  • A motor vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) over 4.5 tonne, but not over 8 tonne.
  • A motor vehicle with a GVM not over 8 tonne that is constructed or equipped to seat more than 12 adults (including the driver).
  • A motor vehicle that is towing a single trailer with a GVM not over 9 tonne.

However, this class does not cover a motor vehicle that is towing:

  • 2 or more trailers; or
  • a single trailer with a GVM over 9 tonne.

What is an Light Rigid Licence?

This licence class is applied to vehicles such as trucks and buses.

If you’ve held a (C) class driving licence for at least 1 year, you could  upgrade your driver licence to a light rigid licence and further your career in the transport industry.

Completing the course will give you a class LR licence which will allow you to drive automatic and synchromesh manual vehicles.  You will be able to safely drive a vehicle with 2 axles with a GVM over 4.5 tonne, but not over 8 tonne, including buses that seat more than 12 adults, including the driver, and a GVM up to 8 tonnes.

Meeting the necessary LR licence requirements means you will be able to legally drive and operate a variety of vehicles used in the transport industry – increasing your skills and employability.

If you complete the course in a vehicle with a synchromesh gearbox, “Condition B” will appear on your licence, enabling you to drive trucks with an automatic and synchromesh gearbox.

What is the difference between a Synchromesh and a non-Synchromesh gearbox?

Synchromesh gearbox

A synchromesh gearbox is a manually operated transmission in which a change of gears takes place between gears that are already revolving at the same speed. It is often claimed that a synchromesh gearbox requires less effort to change gears.  These gear boxes have 5 or 6 forward gears.

Resources for this licence class –

Practice Heavy Vehicle Rigid Knowledge test

http://safeplatestesting.act.gov.au/c/spt?a=apps&ap=mobikt&m=questions&lt=hvrkt

ACT Road Rules Handbook

https://files.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/legacy/2966/2019%20Road%20Rules%20Handbook%20Screen.pdf

ACT Heavy vehicle Drivers’ Handbook February 2012

https://files.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/legacy/2949/ACT%20heavy%20vehicle%20drivers’%20handbook.pdf

Load Restraint Guide

https://www.ntc.gov.au/sites/default/files/assets/files/Load-Restraint-Guide-2018.pdf

Application for upgrade of driver licence –

https://files.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/legacy/2941/10029%20Application%20for%20Upgrade%20of%20Driver%20Licence.pdf

 

Course Details
Fees
  • All pricing includes GST
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking
  • The cost for the Light and the Medium rigid is offered at the same price as we do not have a light rigid vehicle
Licence Class 2 hour Training
Own Vehicle / TISC
Assessment
Own Vehicle / TISC
One Day Course*
Own Vehicle / TISC
Light Rigid $395 / $425 $425 / $460 $1515 / $1635

It is recommended that students enrol in a one day course consisting of 6 hours of training followed by a 2 hour assessment session.

The one day course runs from 8:00am until 5:00pm, alternatively, individual training and assessment sessions can be booked in the following time blocks:

  • 8:00am – 10:00am
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Students are required to complete a minimum of 2 hours of training before an assessment.  In the first training session, students must complete a pre-departure check, a load restraint demonstration and cabin controls check before they can commence the practical driving component. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the course commencing to complete the relevant paperwork.

Combination of theory and one-on-one practical training

All students must –

  • Have a moderate level of English language.  A language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment might require completion prior to enrolment.
  • Be confident in driving a manual vehicle.
  • Have held a current driver’s licence for a minimum of one year (provisional licences are accepted)
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Pass the Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test at a Road Ready Centre in Kambah (6109 0152) or Mitchell (6103 0463).
  • Have a completed TISC Enrolment Form e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence and knowledge test to finalise the full enrolment process or complete the enrolment at the bottom of this page.  During the online enrolment process, you will be asked to upload your driver licence, and knowledge test so please have this ready.  A USI number can be obtained by logging on to www.usi.gov.au and is necessary to issue your Statement of Attainment on successful completion of the course.
  • Current driver licence.
  • Knowledge Test issued by an ACT Road Ready Centre.
  • Students are required to bring their own lunch; however fast food outlets are located in Queanbeyan if you prefer to purchase it. A fridge, microwave, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
  • Enclosed shoes and comfortable clothing suitable for the expected weather.
  • High visibility vest. (We can provide you with one on the day).
  • Additional items depending on the weather such as a hat, sunscreen or rain jacket where required.

You will need to use your own vehicle – please note the following:

  • Someone who is licenced to drive this class will need to accompany you or bring and collect the vehicle.
  • Your vehicle must be ACT or NSW registered. (It cannot be federally registered)
  • Must be 60% loaded – this load cannot be dangerous goods, livestock, or fluid (excludes busses) – we will require a weighbridge ticket.
  • Must have two or more seats, all fitted with full seatbelts.
  • We will require a copy of your vehicle registration papers with your enrolment forms.

The practical driving assessment is a 1 hour and 30 minutes evaluation of an applicant’s driving skills, which includes the following components:

  • Ensure vehicle is loaded to 60% of its capacity.
  • Load restraint assessment using ropes, load binders (dogs) and chains, and ratchet/winch and straps.
  • Ability to drain the test vehicle’s air tank (where fitted).
  • Knowledge of the height of the vehicle’s load.
  • Ability to perform a pre-test safety check, including tyres, wheels, wheel nuts, fluid and air leaks etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of the test vehicle’s controls.
  • A comprehensive driving assessment including but not limited to gear selection, steering, braking, forward driving, turning, mandatory signs, reversing, hill start, overtaking, hill ascent and compliance with system of vehicle control.

The course is assessed with a practical demonstration that meets the heavy vehicle licensing assessment requirements set by Road User Services.  If a student is ‘Not Yet Competent’, they need to enrol in another individual assessment at a later date and pay the associated fee.

Students who are found competent will not be licenced to drive a Light Rigid vehicle yet. You first need to present the appropriate documentation provided by the TISC Assessor to an Access Canberra Shopfront that offers Road Transport Authority Services. The course price does not include the cost for issuing a new driver licence.

As the assessment for this course is regulated, we are unable to offer RPL or credit transfers for students. Students with existing experience driving a heavy vehicle can complete a reduced amount of training but will still have to complete the practical assessment.

Students have a right to appeal any assessment decision. A student wanting to make a complaint or appeal will need to complete the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form. Students can obtain a hard copy of the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form from reception or request it via email. 

In the event that TISC is unable to complete the delivery of any of the course, a full refund will be issued. 

As part of TISC’s obligation to the learner, we will ensure that all training is compliant with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015.

A student’s driver licence, knowledge test and course enrolment forms are required within 48-hours of making a booking. TISC does not accept any tentative bookings and will only confirm a student’s enrolment upon receipt of the driver licence, knowledge test, course enrolment forms and course payment.

COVID 19 Policy

Your co-operation in helping to keep the Sutton Road Training Centre free of COVID-19 is appreciated. If you are unwell and have any common COVID-19 symptoms you should not attend the Centre.

 

Cancellations made up to one week (7 days) prior to this course commencing will receive a full refund. Any cancellations made after this time will not be eligible for any refund.
Failure to attend training on the day will not result in a refund. TISC at their sole discretion may offer to rebook the student on a later course upon the presentation of a medical certificate for the course days that were missed.

We at located at 441 Sutton Road, Majura, ACT.  Our training facilities are located on the left side of the road, approximately 900m from the Sutton Rd/Pialligo Ave intersection. There is ample free onsite parking for students.

Make a booking

Before you can make a booking, we ask you to answer a few questions first so we can determine if you meet the course prerequisites.  If you are eligible to enrol for this course, you will be directed to the booking page and you will require to upload your Knowledge test and Driver Licence.  Please ensure you have this ready to complete the booking.

Course

Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle

NSW Light Rigid (LR)

Overview

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Transport Industries Skills Centre Inc. (TISC) is qualified to conduct heavy vehicle truck licence training and assessment on behalf of both the ACT and NSW Governments. Our facilities and fleet are located at the Sutton Road Training Centre with everything in one place to help you get your truck licence. Training and Assessments are delivered one-on-one with the trainer so students receive high quality training that can be customised to meet the students’ various needs.

The following course information is specifically for the Light Rigid (LR) Synchromesh licence class issued in NSW.

There are different course information pages for larger vehicle classes and ACT licences.

What do I need to apply for an LR licence?

You must –

The HVCBA has a training element and an assessment element called the Final Competency Assessment

The Final Competency Assessment is the final practical test you must complete at the end of your HVCBA training.  Your trainer and assessor will be different people.

In order to pass the assessment, you must demonstrate the skills you have learned in your HVCBA training and show that you can operate a heavy vehicle safely.

Once you pass this assessment, the assessor will submit your results to Transport for NSW and keep your log book.

You can then attend a service centre in person to upgrade or obtain your new heavy vehicle licence.

LR Course Content

      • Criteria 1 – Pre-operational check
      • Criteria 2 – Cabin drills
      • Criteria 3 – Start, move off, shut down and secure
      • Criteria 4 – Manage steering
      • Criteria 5 – Manages gears
      • Criteria 6 – Manages brakes
      • Criteria 7 – Manages accelerator
      • Criteria 8 – Create and maintain crash avoidance space
      • Criteria 9 – Protect crash avoidance space
      • Criteria 10 – Road rules and directions
      • Criteria 11 – Reversing
      • Criteria 12 – Hill stop/start
      • Criteria 13 – Load securing
      • Criteria 14 – Bus stop procedure (if course is conducted in a bus only)

What is a Light Rigid vehicle?

  • A motor vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) over 4.5 tonne, but not over 8 tonne.
  • A motor vehicle with a GVM not over 8 tonne that is constructed or equipped to seat more than 12 adults (including the driver).
  • A motor vehicle that is towing a single trailer with a GVM not over 9 tonne.

However, this class does not cover a motor vehicle that is towing:

  • 2 or more trailers; or
  • a single trailer with a GVM over 9 tonne.

What is an Light Rigid Licence?

This licence class is applied to vehicles such as trucks and buses.

If you’ve held a “C” class driving licence for at least 1 year, you could upgrade your driver licence to a light rigid licence and further your career in the transport industry.

Completing the course will give you an LR licence which will allow you to drive automatic and synchromesh manual vehicles.  You will be able to safely drive a vehicle with 2 axles with a GVM over 4.5 tonne, but not over 8 tonne, including buses that seat more than 12 adults, including the driver, and a GVM up to 8 tonnes.

Meeting the necessary LR licence requirements means you will be able to legally drive and operate a variety of vehicles used in the transport industry – increasing your skills and employability.

If you complete the course in a vehicle with a synchromesh gearbox, “Condition B” will appear on your licence, enabling you to drive trucks with and automatic and synchromesh gearbox.

Synchromesh gearbox

A synchromesh gearbox is a manually operated transmission in which a change of gears takes place between gears that are already revolving at the same speed. It is often claimed that a synchromesh gearbox requires less effort to change gears.  These gear boxes have 5 to 6 forward gears.

Resources for this licence class –

Practice Knowledge test

https://practicetest.rms.nsw.gov.au/pages/practice-tests?init=true

Knowledge Test Question bank

https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/driver-knowledge-test-questions-heavy-rigid.pdf

Guide to Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment

https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/a-guide-to-heavy-vehicle-competency-based-assessment.pdf

Heavy Vehicle Driver Handbook

Heavy Vehicle Drivers Handbook (nsw.gov.au)

Road User handbook

https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-05/road_users_handbook-english.pdf

Load Restraint Guide

https://www.ntc.gov.au/sites/default/files/assets/files/Load-Restraint-Guide-2018.pdf

 

 

Course Details
Fees
  • All pricing includes GST
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking
  • Students are required to complete a minimum of 5 hours training before an assessment
  • The cost for the Light and the Medium rigid is offered at the same price as we do not have a light rigid vehicle.
Licence Class 2 hour Training
Own Vehicle / TISC
Assessment
Own Vehicle / TISC
One Day Course*
Own Vehicle / TISC
Light Rigid $395 / $425 $425 / $460 $1515 / $1635

 

It is recommended that students enrol in a one day course consisting of 6 hours of training followed by a 2 hour assessment session.

The one day course runs from 8:00am until 5:00pm, alternatively, individual training and assessment sessions can be booked in the following time blocks:

  • 8:00am – 10:00am
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

In the first training session, students must complete a pre-departure check, a load restraint demonstration and cabin controls check before they can commence the practical driving component. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the course commencing to complete the relevant paperwork.

Combination of theory and one-on-one practical training

All students must –

  • Have a moderate level of English language.  A language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment might require completion prior to enrolment.
  • Be confident in driving a manual vehicle.
  • Have held a current drivers licence for a minimum of one year (provisional licences are accepted).
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Have completed a Driver Knowledge Test from a Transport for NSW Centre prior to enrolling in any heavy vehicle training or assessments. Students can complete this at the Queanbeyan Service Centre (13 77 88).
  • Obtain the Competency Based Assessment logbook from a Transport for NSW Centre.
  • Have a completed TISC Enrolment Form e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence and knowledge test to finalise the full enrolment process or complete the enrolment at the bottom of this page.  During the online enrolment process, you will be asked to upload your driver licence and knowledge test so please have this ready.
  • Current driver licence.
  • Competency Based Assessment logbook provided by a Transport for NSW Centre
  • Students are required to bring their own lunch; however fast food outlets are located in Queanbeyan if you prefer to purchase it. A fridge, microwave, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
  • Enclosed shoes and comfortable clothing suitable for the expected weather.
  • High visibility vest. (We can provide you with one on the day)
  • Additional items depending on the weather such as a hat, sunscreen or rain jacket where required.

You will need to use your own vehicle – please note the following:

  • Someone who is licenced to drive this class will need to accompany you or bring and collect the vehicle.
  • Your vehicle must be ACT or NSW registered. (It cannot be federally registered)
  • Must be 75% loaded – this load cannot be dangerous goods, livestock, or fluid (excludes busses) – we will require a weighbridge ticket.
  • Must have two or more seats, all fitted with full seatbelts.
  • We will require a copy of your vehicle registration papers with your enrolment forms.

The course is assessed with a practical demonstration that meets the heavy vehicle licensing assessment requirements set by Road User Services.  If a student is ‘Not Yet Competent’, they need to enrol in another individual assessment at a later date and pay the associated fee.

Students who are found competent will not be licenced to drive a Light Rigid vehicle yet. You first need to present the appropriate documentation provided by the TISC Assessor to a Transport for NSW Centre. The course price does not include the cost for issuing a new driver licence.

As the assessment for this course is regulated, we are unable to offer RPL or credit transfers for students. Students with existing experience driving a heavy vehicle can complete a reduced amount of training but will still have to complete the practical assessment.

Students have a right to appeal any assessment decision. A student wanting to make a complaint or appeal will need to complete the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form. Students can obtain a hard copy of the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form from reception or request it via email. 

In the event that TISC is unable to complete the delivery of any of the course, a full refund will be issued. 

As part of TISC’s obligation to the learner, we will ensure that all training is compliant with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015.

A student’s driver licence, HVCBA logbook and course enrolment forms are required within 48-hours of making a booking. TISC does not accept any tentative bookings and will only confirm a student’s enrolment upon receipt of the driver licence, HVCBA logbook for LR, course enrolment forms and course payment.

COVID 19 Policy

Your co-operation in helping to keep the Sutton Road Training Centre free of COVID-19 is appreciated. If you are unwell and have any common COVID-19 symptoms you should not attend the Centre.

 

Cancellations made up to one week (7 days) prior to this course commencing will receive a full refund. Any cancellations made after this time will not be eligible for any refund.
Failure to attend training on the day will not result in a refund. TISC at their sole discretion may offer to rebook the student on a later course upon the presentation of a medical certificate for the course days that were missed.

We at located at 441 Sutton Road, Majura, ACT.  Our training facilities are located on the left side of the road, approximately 900m from the Sutton Rd/Pialligo Avenue intersection. There is ample free onsite parking for students.

Make a booking

Before you can make a booking, we ask you to answer a few questions first so we can determine if you meet the course prerequisites.  If you are eligible to enrol for this course, you will be directed to the booking page and you will require to upload the printed page with your details from your Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment Logbook (Knowledge Test) and Driver Licence.  Please ensure you have this ready to complete the booking.

Course

Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle

NSW Heavy Combination (HC)

Overview

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Transport Industries Skills Centre Inc. (TISC) is qualified to conduct heavy vehicle truck licence training and assessment on behalf of both the ACT and NSW Governments. Our facilities and fleet is located at the Sutton Road Training Centre with everything in one place to help you get your truck licence. Training and Assessments are delivered one-on-one with the trainer so students receive high quality training that can be customised to meet the students’ various needs.

The following course information is specifically for the Heavy Combination (HC) Synchromesh and Non-Synchromesh licence classes issued in the NSW.

There are different course information pages for larger vehicle classes and ACT licences.

What do I need to apply for an HC licence?

You must –

  • Have held a current medium or heavy rigid driver licence (provisional licence accepted) for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Be a minimum of 19 years old.
  • Have completed a TISC Enrolment Form
  • Pass the Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test from a Transport for NSW Centre prior to enrolling in any heavy vehicle training or assessments. Students can complete this at the Queanbeyan Service Centre (13 77 88).
  • Pass an Eyesight Test 
  • Obtain the Competency Based Assessment logbook from a Transport for NSW Centre.

*NSW licence holders are required to complete a new Driver Knowledge Test’even if they already hold a heavy vehicle driver licence in a smaller class and only want to upgrade their licence.

The HVCBA has a training element and an assessment element called the Final Competency Assessment

The Final Competency Assessment is the final practical test you must complete at the end of your HVCBA training.  Your trainer and assessor will be 2 different people.

In order to pass the assessment, you must demonstrate the skills you have learned in your HVCBA training and show that you can operate a heavy vehicle safely.

Once you pass this assessment, the assessor will submit your results to Transport for NSW and keep your log book.

You can then attend a service centre in person to upgrade or obtain your new heavy vehicle licence.

HC Course Content

    • Criteria 1 – Pre-operational check
    • Criteria 2 – Cabin drills
    • Criteria 3 – Start, move off, shut down and secure
    • Criteria 4 – Manage steering
    • Criteria 5 – Manages gears
    • Criteria 6 – Manages brakes
    • Criteria 7 – Manages accelerator
    • Criteria 8 – Create and maintain crash avoidance space
    • Criteria 9 – Protect crash avoidance space
    • Criteria 10 – Road rules and directions
    • Criteria 11 – Reversing
    • Criteria 12 – Hill stop/start
    • Criteria 13 – Load securing
    • Criteria 14 – Bus stop procedure (if course is conducted in a bus only)

What is a Heavy Combination vehicle?

  • A prime mover to which is attached a single semitrailer plus any unladen converter dolly.
  • Articulated vehicles with 3 or more axles
  • Any towed trailer with a GVM more than 9 tonnes.

What is a Heavy Combination Licence?

This licence class is applied to trucks with a trailer.

If you’ve held a medium or heavy rigid class driving licence for at least 1 year, you could  upgrade your driver licence to a heavy combination licence and further your career in the transport industry.

Completing the course will give you a class HC licence which will allow you to drive automatic and synchromesh manual vehicles or a vehicle with a non-synchromesh gearbox.  You will be able to safely drive a rigid vehicle attached to a trailer with a GVM over 9 tonne.

Meeting the necessary HC licence requirements means you will be able to legally drive and operate a variety of vehicles used in the transport industry – increasing your skills and employability.

If you complete the course in a vehicle with a synchromesh gearbox, “Condition B” will appear on your licence, enabling you to drive trucks with and automatic and synchromesh gearbox.  You will however not be allowed to drive Class HC vehicles with a Non-Synchromesh gearbox (also sometimes referred to as a Crash box).

If you complete the course in a vehicle with a non-synchromesh gearbox, you will obtain an unrestricted HC licence.

What is the difference between a Synchromesh and a non-Synchromesh gearbox?

Synchromesh gearbox

A synchromesh gearbox is a manually operated transmission in which a change of gears takes place between gears that are already revolving at the same speed. It is often claimed that a synchromesh gearbox requires less effort to change gears.  These gear boxes have 8 forward gears with a low range and a high range lever.

Gears 1 to 4 are in low range with 5 to 8 in high range. The range change is made with the movement of a small lever located at the front of the gear lever at the appropriate time.

 Non-Synchromesh gearbox

The non-synchromesh gear box is sometimes referred to as a crash box and these gearboxes come in a 9, 13, 15 or 18 speed, depending on the truck.  The gearbox in our truck is an Eaton Fuller 18 Speed, with a low and high range lever as well as a gear splitter which enables the driver to use half gears.

When using half gears the gear changing technique changes from double clutching to a single clutch movement and the gear lever is moved in and out of the same gear position or to the next full gear position, but more on that as you progress through the course.

What makes this gearbox different is that the driver has to match the road speed (KM) and engine speed (revs) to enable a gear change to take place. These gearboxes require more driver input to ensure that you are able to change gears smoothly or at all. For every gear change the clutch is used twice, hence the term double clutching.

It takes an average of approximately 20 hours before someone is competent in the use of a non-synchromesh gear box due to the complexities in operating this gearbox.  Training sessions are recommended in 2 hour or 4 hour slots.

Resources for this licence class –

Practice Knowledge test

https://practicetest.rms.nsw.gov.au/pages/practice-tests?init=true

Knowledge Test Question bank

https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/driver-knowledge-test-questions-heavy-combination.pdf

Guide to Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment

https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/a-guide-to-heavy-vehicle-competency-based-assessment.pdf

Heavy Vehicle Driver Handbook

Heavy Vehicle Drivers Handbook (nsw.gov.au)

Road User handbook

https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-05/road_users_handbook-english.pdf

Load Restraint Guide

https://www.ntc.gov.au/sites/default/files/assets/files/Load-Restraint-Guide-2018.pdf

Course Details
Fees
  • All pricing includes GST
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking
  • NSW students are required to complete a minimum of 5 hours training before attempting an assessment
Licence Class 2 hour Training
Own Vehicle / TISC
Assessment
Own Vehicle / TISC
Heavy Combination Synchromesh $545/ $580 $580 / $605
Heavy Combination Non-Synchromesh $515 / $580 $580 / $605

Individual training and assessment sessions can be booked in the following time blocks:

  • 8:00am – 10:00am
  • 10:15am – 12:15pm
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

In the first training session, students must complete a pre-departure check, load restraint and cabin controls before they can commence the practical driving component. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the course commencing to complete the relevant paperwork.

Heavy Combination Synchromesh – Students that have no experience in driving this vehicle class often require more than 6 hours of training before attempting the assessment.

Heavy Combination Non-Synchromesh – This is quite challenging and students take an average of 10 x 2 hour training sessions to be found competent. As a result, students are recommended to only book 2 – 4 hours of training at a time and then book an individual assessment when confident.

Combination of theory and one-on-one practical training

All students must –

  • Have a moderate level of English language.  A language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment might require completion prior to enrolment
  • Be confident in driving a manual vehicle.
  • Have held a medium or heavy rigid driver licence (provisional licence accepted) for a minimum of one year .
  • Be a minimum of 19 years old.
  • Have completed the Driver Knowledge Test from a Transport for NSW Service Centre prior to enrolling in any heavy vehicle training or assessments. Students can complete this at the Queanbeyan Service Centre (13 77 88).
  • Obtain the Competency Based Assessment logbook from a Transport for NSW Centre.
  • Pass an Eyesight Test 
  • Have a completed TISC Enrolment Form e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence and knowledge test to finalise the full enrolment process or complete the enrolment at the bottom of this page.  During the online enrolment process, you will be asked to upload your driver licence and knowledge test so please have this ready.

*NSW licence holders are required to complete a new Driver Knowledge Test even if they already hold a heavy vehicle driver licence in a smaller class and only want to upgrade their licence.

  • Current driver licence.
  • Competency Based Assessment logbook provided by a Transport for NSW Centre.
  • Students are required to bring their own lunch; however fast food outlets are located in Queanbeyan if you prefer to purchase it. A fridge, microwave, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
  • Enclosed shoes and comfortable clothing suitable for the expected weather.
  • High visibility vest. (We can provide you with one on the day)
  • Additional items depending on the weather such as a hat, sunscreen or rain jacket where required.

If you want to use your own vehicle, please note the following:

  • Someone who is licenced to drive this class will need to accompany you or bring and collect the vehicle.
  • Your vehicle must be ACT or NSW registered.  (It cannot be federally registered)
  • Must be 75% loaded – this load cannot be dangerous goods, livestock, or fluid (excludes busses) – we will require a weighbridge ticket.
  • Must have two or more seats, all fitted with full seatbelts.
  • We will require a copy of your vehicle registration papers with your enrolment forms.

The course is assessed with a practical demonstration that meets the Transport for NSW heavy vehicle licensing assessment requirements. There is no written or verbal assessment conducted on this course. There is no guarantee that students will pass the assessment and if they are found to be ‘Not Yet Competent’, they need to enrol in another individual assessment at a later date and pay the associated fee.

Students who are found competent will not be licenced to drive a Heavy Combination vehicle yet. You first need to present the appropriate documentation provided by the TISC Assessor to a Transport for NSW Centre. The course price does not include the cost for issuing a new driver licence.

As the assessment for this course is regulated, we are unable to RPL or credit transfers for students. Students with existing experience driving a heavy vehicle can complete a reduced amount of training but will still have to complete the practical assessment.

Students have a right to appeal any assessment decision. A student wanting to make a complaint or appeal will need to complete the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form. Students can obtain a hard copy of the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form from reception or request it via email. 

In the event that TISC is unable to complete the delivery of any of the course, a full refund will be issued. 

As part of TISC’s obligation to the learner, we will ensure that all training is compliant with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO) 2015 and is delivered to a high standard.

A student’s driver licence, HVCBA logbook and course enrolment forms are required within 48-hours of making a booking. TISC does not accept any tentative bookings and will only confirm a student’s enrolment upon receipt of the driver licence, HVCBA logbook for HC, course enrolment forms and course payment.

COVID 19 Policy

Your co-operation in helping to keep the Sutton Road Training Centre free of COVID-19 is appreciated. If you are unwell and have any common COVID-19 symptoms you should not attend the Centre.

 

Cancellations made up to one week (7 days) prior to this course commencing will receive a full refund. Any cancellations made after this time will not be eligible for any refund.
Failure to appear on the day will not attract a refund. However, TISC at their sole discretion may offer to rebook the student on a later course upon the presentation of a medical certificate for the course days that were missed.

We at located at 441 Sutton Road, Majura ACT.  Our training facilities are located on the left side of the road, approximately 900m from the Sutton Rd/Pialligo Ave intersection. There is ample free parking for students onsite.

Make a booking

Before you can make a booking, we ask you to answer a few questions first so we can determine if you meet the course prerequisites.  If you are eligible to enrol for this course, you will be directed to the booking page and you will require to upload the printed page with your details from your Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment Logbook (Knowledge Test) and Driver Licence.  Please ensure you have this ready to complete the booking.

Course

TLILIC0003 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

TLILIC0003 Licence to Operate Forklift Truck

Overview

This course is nationally recognised and students who successfully complete the course will obtain a Statement of Attainment with the Unit of competency.

This course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a High Risk Work Licence to operate this plant.

Forklift truck means a powered industrial truck equipped with lifting media made up of a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other attachments that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground, but does not include a pedestrian-operated truck or a pallet truck.

A person performing this work is required to hold a forklift truck High Risk Work Licence (HRWL).

This course requires a person operating a forklift truck to:

  • plan for the work/task
  • prepare for the work/task
  • perform work/task
  • pack up
Course Details
Fees
  • $760 per student
  • All pricing is GST Free
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking
  • Self-paced review questions to be completed prior to onsite training.
  • Two days onsite training from 8:00am – 4:30pm (please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day)

 

Self-paced pre-course study and a combination of theory in a classroom and practical training
  • Conduct pre-operational checks
  • Implementation of traffic management plan in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Identify risk control measures for hazards and implement control measures
  • Conduct operational checks and report damage or defects
  • Monitor load operations to ensure stability of load and avoidance of hazards in accordance with safe work procedures
  • Respond to unplanned and or unsafe situations in accordance with safe work procedures
  • Understand general operation, machine shutdown and appropriate storage
  • Conduct post-operational checks
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck

All students must –

  • Have a moderate level of English language, literacy and numeracy. The assessment is written in English and a translator is not permitted in the assessment. A language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment might require completion prior to enrolment.
  • Have basic ability in mathematics for formulas and calculations.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a completed TISC Enrolment Form with your Unique Student Identifier (USI) e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence to finalise the enrolment process.  During the online enrolment process, you will be asked to upload your driver licence, or photographic ID, so please have this ready.  A USI number is necessary to issue a statement of attainment. If you don’t already have a USI, please log onto www.usi.gov.au.

To be eligible to sit our course, you must reside in the ACT or Queanbeyan Geographical area.  Any students who live outside of the ACT will need to provide a letter on a business letterhead, or a statutory declaration stating they require training from TISC we are either the closest provider to you who conducts this course, or you require it as your employment is in the ACT region.

We recommend that all students read the Access CanberraApplication for High Risk Work Licence form to ensure they are eligible to apply for a High Risk Work licence.

  • Completed pre-course Forklift review questions (TISC reserves the right to cancel your enrolment if you arrive with incomplete review questions). *The review questions can be e-mailed or posted to you upon receipt of payment, completed course enrolment form, proof of vaccination and driver licence.  Should you enrol online, you will have access to the online student portal to complete this online.
  • One form of photo ID and one form of secondary ID, such as a driver licence and Medicare or credit card.
  • Students are required to bring their own lunch; however fast food outlets are located in Queanbeyan if you prefer to purchase it. A fridge, microwave, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
  • Enclosed shoes/safety boots and comfortable clothing suitable for the expected weather.
  • High visibility vest. (We can provide you with one on the day)
  • Additional items depending on the weather such as a hat, sunscreen or rain jacket as part of the training is conducted outside.

All students must have completed the pre-course review questions prior to the course commencing. Students who have not completed the review questions will not be allowed to attempt the assessment. The assessment includes a theory exam, calculations exam and a practical assessment. Students must successfully complete the theory and calculations exams before attempting the practical assessment. Any students who are found to be ‘Not Yet Competent’ will be able to undertake a re-assessment at a later date and pay the associated fee.

Students who are found competent will be issued with a Statement of Attainment by the assessor at the end of the course. The statement of attainment and the successful assessment pass checklist must be presented to Access Canberra within 60 days to remain valid. Access Canberra (Gungahlin or Tuggeranong) will issue a High Risk Work Licence permitting the holder to use a forklift nationally. Any students who live outside of the ACT will need to request approval for a residential waiver from Access Canberra. In these cases the individual must give justification as to why they wish to complete the course in the ACT rather than in NSW. It is the students responsibly, not the RTO’s, to ensure eligibility prior to enrolling. We recommend that all students read the Access CanberraApplication for High Risk Work Licence form to ensure they are eligible to apply for a High Risk Work licence.

As the assessment for this course is regulated, there are restrictions on the availability to offer RPL for students.

Renewing your licence

You cannot carry out high risk work while your licence is expired.

You must renew your licence within 12 months after the expiry date. If you don’t, you must do training and assessment again before you can lodge another application.

 

Students have a right to appeal any assessment decision. A student wanting to make a complaint or appeal will need to complete the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form. Students can obtain a hard copy of the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form from reception or request it via email. 

In the event that TISC is unable to complete the delivery of any of the course, a full refund will be issued. 

As part of TISC’s obligation to the learner, we will ensure that all training is compliant with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015. On successful completion of this course, all students will receive a statement of attainment which satisfies the requirements of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Framework.

TISC does not accept any tentative bookings and will only confirm a student’s enrolment upon receipt of the driver licence, course enrolment forms and course payment.  If students arrive at the course with incomplete review questions, TISC reserves the right to cancel the students booking.

COVID 19 Policy

Your co-operation in helping to keep the Sutton Road Training Centre free of COVID-19 is appreciated. If you are unwell and have any common COVID-19 symptoms you should not attend the Centre.

 

Cancellations made up to one week (7 days) prior to this course commencing will receive a full refund. Any cancellations made after this time will not be eligible for any refund.
Failure to attend training on the day will not result in a refund. TISC at their sole discretion may offer to rebook the student on a later course upon the presentation of a medical certificate for the course days that were missed.

We at located at 441 Sutton Road, Majura, ACT.  Our training facilities are located on the left side of the road, approximately 900m from the Sutton Rd/Pialligo Ave intersection. There is ample free onsite parking for students.

Make a booking
Name Date Time Spaces Cost
Forklift Course 1 & 2 July 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 1 $760.00
Forklift Course 8 & 9 July 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 3 $760.00
Forklift Course 31 July - 1 August 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 5 & 6 August 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 7 & 8 August 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 12 & 13 August 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 14 & 15 August 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 29 & 30 August 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 3 $760.00
Forklift Course 4 & 5 September 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 9 & 10 September 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 11 & 12 September 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 23 & 24 September 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 25 & 26 September 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 30 September - 1 October 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 2 & 3 October 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 10 & 11 October 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 14 & 15 October 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 16 & 17 October 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 21 & 22 October 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 24 & 25 October 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 28 & 29 October 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 30 & 31 October 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 4 & 5 November 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 7 & 8 November 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 11 & 12 November 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 13 & 14 November 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 18 & 19 November 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 21 & 22 November 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 25 & 26 November 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 27 & 28 November 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 2 & 3 December 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 5 & 6 December 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 9 & 10 December 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 11 & 12 December 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00
Forklift Course 16 & 17 December 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 4 $760.00

Course

TLILIC0001 Licence to transport dangerous goods by road

TLILIC0001 Licence to Transport Dangerous Goods by Road

Overview

This course is nationally recognised and students who successfully complete the course will obtain a Statement of Attainment with the Unit of competency.

At Transport Industries Skills Centre Inc. (TISC) we specialise in the training and licence assessment of all heavy vehicle classes. For drivers seeking to upgrade their licence to include the provision for carrying dangerous goods, our two day course is a must. Our experienced trainers will provide you with leading industry expertise in all aspects of this challenging environment.

The unit covers compliance with regulatory requirements but does not address all the skills and knowledge for the transportation of Dangerous Goods (DG). On achieving this unit and obtaining a licence, further industry specific training will be required to satisfy legislative requirements to transport DG.

The primary legislative requirement applicable to this unit of competency is the Model Subordinate Law on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail, which is reflected in state/territory legislation.

This law, in relation to the safe transport of DG, references the current version of the Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code, the Model Act on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail, relevant Australian Standards (AS) and relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation including licensing and assessment requirements.

Achieving this unit of competency is a necessary requirement for obtaining a licence. However, it is only one of several criteria for obtaining a DG driver licence. More information can be sourced from the regulator in each jurisdiction regarding other criteria that apply, which can vary between states and territories. Compliance with these requirements may be required nationally and/or in specific jurisdictions.

Resources for this licence class –

Driving History Check –

https://cvcheck.com/licence-check/

Australian Dangerous Goods Code –

https://www.ntc.gov.au/codes-and-guidelines/australian-dangerous-goods-code

ACT

ACT Dangerous Goods Licence Application (online) –

     Dangerous goods vehicle licence application form (act.gov.au)

ACT Dangerous Goods Driver Health Assessment Form –

https://www.worksafe.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/1636217/Dangerousgoodsdriverhealthassessmentform2020-2021.pdf

ACT Application for replacement licence (online) –

           Dangerous goods vehicle licence application form (act.gov.au)

ACT Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Fees and Charges Determination 2021 –

https://legislation.act.gov.au/di/2021-100/

NSW

NSW Dangerous Goods Licence Application Form –

https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/-/media/epa/corporate-site/resources/dangerousgoods/dangerous-goods-driver-licence-application.pdf?la=en&hash=E07C8D98B51D26EF3B735772BF2091D8455307DE

NSW Dangerous Goods Vehicle Licence Application Form –

https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/-/media/epa/corporate-site/resources/dangerousgoods/dangerous-goods-vehicle-licence-application.pdf?la=en&hash=A875F783233D6F2091B47A3DF3C3388FE63879FB

Course Details
Fees
  • $525 per student
  • All pricing is GST Free
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking

Two day course from 8:00am – 4:00pm (please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day)

Face to face in a classroom
  • Identify individual organisations and systems for the transport of dangerous goods
  • Identify UN numbers, classes and divisions of dangerous goods including packing groups and categories of dangerous goods
  • Maintain dangerous goods documentation
  • Plan and manage safe transport of dangerous goods
  • Check all safety equipment and its serviceability
  • Check vehicle and assess suitability of transport mode for intended load
  • Follow emergency procedures
  • Plan, control and manage transfer of dangerous goods
TLILIC0001 Licence to transport dangerous goods by road

All students must –

  • Have a moderate level of English language, literacy and numeracy. The assessment is written in English and a translator is not permitted in the assessment. A language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment might require completion prior to enrolment.
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a full heavy vehicle driver licence (provisional and learners’ licence will not be accepted)
  • Notify TISC if you hold a licence issued from outside of the ACT or NSW – you may need to seek an exception from the relevant Regulatory Authority for you to complete the course
  • Have a completed TISC Enrolment Form with your Unique Student Identifier (USI) e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence to finalise the full enrolment process or complete the enrolment at the bottom of this page.  During the online enrolment process, you will be asked to upload your driver licence, so please have this ready.  A USI number can be obtained by logging on to www.usi.gov.au and is necessary to issue your Statement of Attainment on successful completion of the course.

It is highly recommended that students complete the required medical test (as specified by the relevant regulatory authority) before enrolling into this course. While not a compulsory pre-requisite when enrolling, students may be found ineligible for the issue of a licence on medical grounds after completing the course. No refunds will be provided by TISC in such cases.

  • Current heavy vehicle driver licence.
  • One form of photo ID.
  • Students are required to bring their own lunch; however fast-food outlets are located in Queanbeyan if you prefer to purchase it. A fridge, microwave, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
  • Enclosed shoes and comfortable clothing suitable for the expected weather.

The assessment is conducted using the Mandated Assessment Instrument which is provided by the Dangerous Goods Regulatory Authorities. The assessment has four modules which are conducted separately over the two days. This includes questions on underpinning knowledge and responses to scenario-based problems. All students will have access to the appropriate legislation and the current Australian Dangerous Goods Code.

Students will be allowed to have two attempts to obtain a mark of 80% without additional assistance. The trainer will be able to provide some clarification on questions once the student has received a mark of 80% or more. Any students who are found to be ‘Not Yet Competent’ will be able to undertake a re-assessment at a later date and pay the associated fee.

The course is delivered over two days consisting of four modules, each with a separate assessment. The course runs from 8:00am until 4:00pm. Students must arrive 15 minutes early on the first day to complete the registration and enrolment forms.

DAY ONE DAY TWO
Schedule One

  • Volumes of DG packages
  • Legislation including link to DG Code
  • Packing groups and risk levels
  • Classes and divisions
  • Subsidiary Risk
Schedule Two

  • Segregation
  • Segregation devices
  • Placarding and labelling
  • Emergency information panels (EIPs)
  • HAZCHEM codes
  • Mixed loads
  • Placard Vehicles
  • Documentation
 

Schedule Three

  • Stowage
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ullage
  • Product transfer & loading
  • Transporting DG
  • Unloading
  • The TERP (Transport Emergency Response Plan)
 

Schedule Four

  • Case studies and scenario one (part A and B)
  • Scenario two

Successful completion of this unit of competency is a requirement when applying for a Dangerous Goods Driver Licence. TISC does NOT issue the Dangerous Goods Licence. On successful completion of the course the student will be issued with a statement of attainment which needs to be submitted with the licence application. If the student is applying for a NSW licence, then the trainer will also complete the certification of training section on the licence application form. When applying for the dangerous goods drivers licence, the following documents will also be required:

  • Completed medical test (details are included on the ‘Application for Dangerous Goods Drivers Licence’ form)
  • Completed nationally recognised training – this course
  • Two passport photos
  • A printed record of the applicants driving history over the last 5 years, one will be required from each state where a licence was issued

Applicants will need to submit these documents to their relevant regulatory authority within six months of completing the medical test and training. The licence application fee is not included in the course fee.

ACT Licence Applications
ACT Dangerous Goods Driver Licence applications must be submitted online via their website which is listed below. Further detail can be found in the ACT Government’s Dangerous Goods Driver Licence Suitable Persons Policy.

ACT Dangerous Goods Licence Application (online)
Contact number – 13 22 81
Email Address – dangeroussubstances@act.gov.au
ACT Website – www.act.gov.au/dgdriverlicence

NSW Licence Applications
NSW Dangerous Goods Driver Licence applications must be posted to EPA NSW.

NSW Dangerous Goods Licence Application Form
Contact number – 131 555
Email Address – d.goods@epa.nsw.gov.au
NSW Website – www.epa.nsw.gov.au/dangerousgoods/training.htm

Dangerous Goods Regulatory Authorities

Please contact the regulatory authorities for any further information on the Dangerous Goods Driver Licence application processes.

Due to the licensing requirements as specified by the Dangerous Goods Regulatory Authorities, TISC does not offer RPL or credit transfers for this course. Students that have previously completed the course and are due to renew their licence will still have to complete the full two day course again.

Students have a right to appeal any assessment decision. A student wanting to make a complaint or appeal will need to complete the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form. Students can obtain a hard copy of the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form from reception or request it via email – office@suttonroad.com.au 

In the event that TISC is unable to complete the delivery of any of the course, a full refund will be issued. 

As part of TISC’s obligation to the learner, we will ensure that all training is compliant with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015. On successful completion of this course, all students will receive a statement of attainment which satisfies the requirements of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Framework.

TISC does not accept any tentative bookings and will only confirm a student’s enrolment upon receipt of the driver licence, course enrolment forms and course payment.

COVID 19 Policy

Your co-operation in helping to keep the Sutton Road Training Centre free of COVID-19 is appreciated. If you are unwell and have any common COVID-19 symptoms you should not attend the Centre.

Cancellations made up to one week (7 days) prior to this course commencing will receive a full refund. Any cancellations made after this time will not be eligible for any refund.
Failure to attend training on the day will not result in a refund. TISC at their sole discretion may offer to rebook the student on a later course upon the presentation of a medical certificate for the course days that were missed.

We at located at 441 Sutton Road, Majura, ACT.  Our training facilities are located on the left side of the road, approximately 900m from the Sutton Rd/Pialligo Ave intersection. There is ample free onsite parking for students.

Make a booking
Name Date Time Spaces Cost
Dangerous Goods 20 & 21 June 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 3 $525.00
Dangerous Goods 1 & 2 August 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 5 $525.00
Dangerous Goods 19 & 20 September 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 10 $525.00
Dangerous Goods 17 & 18 October 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 10 $525.00
Dangerous Goods 14 & 15 November 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 10 $525.00

Course

10929NAT Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations

10929NAT – Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations

Disclaimer

 

 

Overview

This course is nationally recognised and students who successfully complete the course will obtain a Statement of Attainment with the Unit of competency.

Current regulatory requirements set out in Australian Dangerous Goods (DG) legislation place clear obligations on companies that transport dangerous goods.

It is a legal requirement that these companies have a Transport Emergency Response Plan (TERP) in place and that it is exercised on an annual basis. It is also necessary that staff who are involved in that plan have the appropriate training to undertake their role.

In response, Transport Industries Skills Centre Inc. (TISC) has developed a course that is designed to assist Dangerous Goods transport companies across Australia meet their legal obligations as well as enhancing their preparedness to respond to transport emergencies whatever the situation.

The program has the full support of Dangerous Goods industry peek bodies such as Canberra Regions Oil Industry Emergency Response Group (CROIERG), the National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) state Emergency Service agencies as well as the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC).

The course has been designed to develop the skills of Emergency Response Advisers, Specialist Responders, Response Team Members and/or Response Team Leaders who work for companies that move dangerous goods by road transport. The course deals specifically with petroleum products and those chemicals commonly transported in bulk by road such as fertilizer.

This intensive 3 day course deals with the practical planning and tasks that relate to the transport emergency incident itself and focuses on responding personnel who will perform the “at incident” recovery and containment.

The course comprises of the following elements:

  • Types of emergency incidents
  • Dangerous Goods tanker construction
  • Equipment used at an emergency incident
  • Dangerous Goods codes and regulations
  • Analysis of a response trailer
  • Equipment identification and how it is used
  • Product recovery operations
  • Minor leaks, static electricity etc
  • Demonstration of simulated product recovery operations
  • Simulated emergency incident using actual rollover tanker and associated equipment

 

Course Details
Fees
  • $2,318 per student
  • An additional ‘Development Fee’ of $250.00 is to be paid directly to CROIERG prior to the commencement of the course. Please contact Jessica Pulver on 0436276437 to arrange payment of the Development Fee.
  • All pricing is GST Free
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking

 

Three day course from 8:00am – 4:30pm (please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day).

A combination of theory in a classroom and outdoor practical training
NAT10929001 Plan initial company response to a dangerous goods road transport emergency
NAT10929002 Conduct recovery operations at a dangerous goods road transport emergency site
NAT10929003 Complete initial clean up and recovery operations at a dangerous goods road transport emergency site

All students must –

  • Have a moderate level of English language, literacy and numeracy. The assessment is written in English and a translator is not permitted in the assessment. A language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment might require completion prior to enrolment.
  • Have previous industry experience as they are required to provide us with third party reports from a manager and a fellow colleague from an external agency.
  • Have a completed TISC Enrolment Form with your Unique Student Identifier (USI) e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence to finalise the full enrolment process or complete the enrolment at the bottom of this page.  During the online enrolment process, you will be asked to upload your driver licence so please have this ready.  A USI number can be obtained by logging on to www.usi.gov.au and is necessary to issue your Statement of Attainment on successful completion of the course.
  • One form of photo ID
  • It is recommended that you bring your company’s Transport Emergency Response Plans (TERPs) but this is not a compulsory requirement
Lunch is provided for this course. If you have any dietary requirements you must advise our office within a minimum of three working days prior to the course commencing. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
  • Enclosed shoes and comfortable clothing suitable for the expected weather.
  • High visibility vest. (We can provide you with one on the day)
  • Additional items depending on the weather such as a hat, sunscreen or rain jacket as part of the training is conducted outside

On the first two days knowledge is tested in the forms of both written learning activities during the classroom training and also in individual practical demonstrations. On the final day a full practical assessment is conducted. This is done by simulating a real life emergency incident. The assessment is conducted in groups as this is the most realistic way an incident would be dealt with in a real life situation. Although the final assessment is conducted in a group situation, we ensure the assessment is valid and fair by ensuring each student is assessed individually against each element of the assessment. Any students who are found to be ‘Not Yet Competent’ will be able to undertake a re-assessment at a later date and pay the associated fee.

Successful completion of this course is part of the application process for the ‘Emergency Responders Card’. The card is endorsed by Canberra & Regions Oil Industry Emergency Response Group Incorporated (CROIERG), National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) and the Australian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council (AFAC). Once industry accreditation is received, the card is then issued by TISC. There are additional requirements when applying for an Emergency Responders Card and successful completion of this course does not guarantee a student will be approved when applying for a card. When students enrol into the course they will be provided with the application form for the Emergency Responders Card. Students that successfully complete the course will need to submit this form to TISC.

In the circumstance that a student has previously completed training or has skills and experience relating to this course, they will be eligible to apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). We do warn that due to the high risk nature of this course and the requirement of a simulated training environment, the RPL process is quite rigorous and students are still required to complete the mandatory assessment kit. Credit transfers will not applicable for this course as TISC is the only Registered Training Organisation (RTO) licenced to deliver it and it is always delivered holistically.

Students have a right to appeal any assessment decision. A student wanting to make a complaint or appeal will need to complete the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form. Students can obtain a hard copy of the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Recording Form from reception or request it via email. 

In the event that TISC is unable to complete the delivery of any of the course, a full refund will be issued. 

As part of TISC’s obligation to the learner, we will ensure that all training is compliant with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015. On successful completion of this course, all students will receive a statement of attainment which satisfies the requirements of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Framework.

TISC does not accept any tentative bookings and will only confirm a student’s enrolment upon receipt of the driver licence, course enrolment forms and course payment.

COVID 19 Policy

Your co-operation in helping to keep the Sutton Road Training Centre free of COVID-19 is appreciated. If you are unwell and have any common COVID-19 symptoms you should not attend the Centre.

 

Cancellations made up to one week (7 days) prior to this course commencing will receive a full refund. Any cancellations made after this time will not be eligible for any refund.
Failure to attend training on the day will not result in a refund. TISC at their sole discretion may offer to rebook the student on a later course upon the presentation of a medical certificate for the course days that were missed.

We at located at 441 Sutton Road, Majura, ACT.  Our training facilities are located on the left side of the road, approximately 900m from the Sutton Rd/Pialligo Ave intersection. There is ample free onsite parking for students.

Make a booking
Name Date Time Spaces Cost
10929NAT Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations 7 - 9 August 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 9 $2,318.00
10929NAT Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations 20 - 22 November 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 11 $2,318.00