441 Sutton Rd, Majura ACT 2609

(02) 6297 7187

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

Course

Trailer, Caravan and Horse Float Weighing Report

Overview

We provide a professional and personal weighing service for all your vehicle and trailer requirements. This can include caravans, camper and hybrid trailers, horse floats, boat trailers, tradesman trailers, trade and fleet vehicles.

Before heading out on the road with a caravan, trailer, camper trailer or horse float in tow it is vital to ensure that your vehicle and trailer combination is road worthy, is safe to use, is well maintained, and that you are compliant with any relevant legal requirements for the states and territories you wish to visit.

Towing safely relies upon understanding the manufacturer’s ratings for your tow vehicle and the caravan, horse float or trailer combination that is being towed. Ensuring your vehicle and trailer are correctly balanced and that the weights are correct will make for a more enjoyable and safer journey without falling foul of the law. This report details relevant weights of your vehicle and trailer at the time of weighing.

This report provides a practical hands-on demonstration and explains:

GCM – Gross Combination Mass

GVM – Gross Vehicle Mass

ATM – Aggregate Trailer Mass

GAM – Gross Axle Mass

TARE – This is the unladen weight of the vehicle or trailer.

KERB Weight – This is the weight of the vehicle in its most basic form without any additions.

TBM – Tow Ball Mass weight

Coupling

Communication

Correct loading techniques for vehicle and trailer

 

To enhance your skills and knowledge, the weighing report can be combined with our Drive and Manouvre trailer course.

Course Details
Fees

$295.00 per vehicle and trailer combination

Full payment must be made at time of booking.

Approximately 1 hour

face to face

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

  • Your vehicle and trailer combination must be registered

TISC does not accept tentative bookings and will only confirm an enrolment upon receipt of 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 the scheduled date of booking will receive a full refund. Any cancellations made after this time will not be eligible for refund.

Failure to attend the scheduled booking on the day will not result in a refund. TISC at their sole discretion may offer to rebook for a later date upon presentation of a medical certificate.

We are located at 441 Sutton Road, Majura, ACT. Our training facilities are located on the left side of the road, approximately 900 metres from the Sutton Road/Pialligo Avenue intersection.

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Course

NSW “B” Condition Removal

Overview

A heavy vehicle licence with a condition “B” restricts the licence holder to driving heavy vehicles fitted with automatic or synchromesh gearboxes only. The licence holder is prohibited from driving vehicles with a non-synchromesh gearbox (also referred to as a Crash box).

To have this condition removed from your licence, you need to learn how to drive a non-synchromesh gearbox.  Although there is no minimum hours required training with this gearbox, 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 and you can proceed to the assessment once you are competent in driving with a non-synchromesh gearbox.

Once the required standard is met you will be required to do an assessment/driving test. This will be conducted in accordance with RMS regulations and will be video recorded as a Transport for NSW requirement. The assessment is based on the HVCBA criteria.

  • 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 & Maintain Crash Avoidance Space
  • Criteria 9 – Protect Crash Avoidance Space
  • Criteria 10 – Road Rules and Directions

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.

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

 


Licence Class
2 hour Training
Own Vehicle / TISC
Assessment
Own Vehicle / TISC
Heavy Rigid Non-Synchromesh

Heavy Combination Non-Synchromesh

Multi Combination Non-Synchromesh

$440 / $470

$495 / $525

$525 / $550

$470 / $495

$525 / $550

$550 / $605

  • 8:00am – 10:00am
  • 10:15am – 12:15pm
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm
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 a completed Sutton Road Training Centre Enrolment Form e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence to finalise the full enrolment process.
  • Current driver licence
  • 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.

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 be provided with the appropriate forms from the trainer which will need to be presented to a Transport for NSW Centre. The course price does not include the cost for issuing a new drivers 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 Sutton Road Training Centre is unable to complete the delivery of any of the course, a full refund will be issued. 

Sutton Road Training Centre 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. Sutton Road Training Centre 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.

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Course

ACT “B” Condition Removal

Overview

A heavy vehicle licence with a condition “B” restricts the licence holder to driving heavy vehicles fitted with automatic or synchromesh gearboxes only. The licence holder is prohibited from driving vehicles with a non-synchromesh gearbox (also referred to as a Crash box).

To have this condition removed from your licence, you need to learn how to drive a non-synchromesh gearbox.  Although there is no minimum hours required training with this gearbox, 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 and you can proceed to the assessment once you are competent in driving with a non-synchromesh gearbox.

Once the required standard is met you will be required to do an assessment/driving test.

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.

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

 


Licence Class
2 hour Training
Own Vehicle / TISC
Assessment
Own Vehicle / TISC
Heavy Rigid Non-Synchromesh

Heavy Combination Non-Synchromesh

Multi Combination Non-Synchromesh

$440 / $470

$495 / $525

$525 / $550

$470 / $495

$525 / $550

$550 / $605

  • 8:00am – 10:00am
  • 10:15am – 12:15pm
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm
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 a completed Sutton Road Training Centre Enrolment Form e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence to finalise the full enrolment process.
  • Current driver licence
  • 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.

The practical driving assessment is a 1 hour and 30 minutes evaluation of an applicant’s driving skills.  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 be provided with the appropriate documentation from the trainer to be presented 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 Sutton Road Training Centre is unable to complete the delivery of any of the course, a full refund will be issued. 

Sutton Road Training Centre 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. Sutton Road Training Centre 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.

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Course

Load Restraint Awareness

Disclaimer

This is a non-accredited course and is therefore not nationally recognised.

Overview

Do you load or drive a heavy vehicle? State and Territory legislation mandate that all loads are secure and safe on Australian roads.

This short course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to use certain methods to ensure loads on heavy vehicles stay in control when transported.  Load restraint prevents loads from falling off, protruding or making the vehicle unstable.  Incorrect load restraint can cause injury and damage to property or other road users.   This course is designed to comply to the specific chain of responsibility provisions which relate to packing, loading and load restraint requirements according to the National Transport Commission (The load Restraint guide). This course provides drivers, owners and operators with the basic safety principals to be followed to ensure the safe transportation of loads.  Our half or one day course can be completed here at the Sutton Road Training Centre or we can come to you.

Businesses dealing with the public, may be held accountable for unsafely loading vehicles and trailers.  Protect yourself and protect the public.  Let us provide you with the training to recognise, manage and rectify unsafe loading practices.

 

 

 

Course Details
Fees
  • $825 per 4 hour session on our site
  • $2,200 daily rate for our trainer to present at your site
  • All pricing is inclusive of GST
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking

Travel and accommodation costs for our trainer to deliver the training at your site will be for your account.

We can accommodate two sessions per day with up to 15 people per session. Should you require our trainer to provide training at your site, we will require a classroom with a projector for the presentation.

A combination of theory in a classroom and outdoor practical training
  • Load Restraint principles
  • Arranging loads on vehicles
  • Restraining loads on vehicles
  • Load restraint equipment
  • Vehicle load compliance
  • Risks of an unrestrained load
  • Legislation
  • Lateral and longitudinal instability
  • Loading safety
  • Centre of mass and vehicle stability
  • Approved restraints
  • Proper use of restraints
  • Restraining unusual loads

All students must –

  • Have a moderate level of English language. A language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment might require completion prior to enrolment.
  • Have a completed Sutton Road Training Centre Enrolment Form e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence to finalise the full enrolment. process.
  • 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 as part of the training is conducted outside.

This course includes the effective restraint of loads on heavy vehicles to protect the safety of employees and public road users.

  • Comply with Load Restraint law
  • Prevent unacceptable movement
  • Prevent point pressure
  • Prevent damage of loads
  • Protect safety of workers and public road users
  • Understand different restraint systems
  • Secure loads in line with the Load Restraint Guide
  • Understand load characteristics
  • Recognise correct load positions

Students also complete a small workbook at the end of the course, for them to retain and are given the current load restraint guide (2018), published by National Transport Commission.

Sutton Road Training Centre 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. Sutton Road Training Centre 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 recommend that students drive to our facilities. 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.

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Course

4WD Level One

Disclaimer

This is a non-accredited course and therefore not nationally recognised.

Overview

This course is a one-day introduction to four-wheel driving. The course is run on-site, uses our custom built 4WD track, and is a mixture of theory and practical activities including a snatch-strap vehicle recovery.

The aim of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge required to use appropriate range, gear and techniques to drive a 4WD vehicle through, and over a variety of terrain types. This includes the application of basic vehicle recovery techniques and maintenance.

If you are a seasoned 4WDer, we can build a course which covers outback travel, remote travel preparation, equipment checks and much, much more. Contact our experts to see how we can contextualise a training package to suit your needs.

We also offer the following 4WD nationally accredited units of competence for your consideration.

  • FWPCOT3325 – Operate a 4WD vehicle on Unsealed Roads
  • FWPCOT3326 – Recover 4WD Vehicle
  • FWPCOT3329 – Perform Complex 4WD Operations

In addition to our 4WD courses, we provide a weighing service for all your caravan and trailer requirements, and a nationally accredited Drive and Manoeuvre Trailers Course- AURTGA001 which provides participants the skills and knowledge required to drive and manouevre a caravan/trailer.

Course Details
Fees
  • $660 per student (Incl. GST)
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking

One day from 8:30am – 4:00pm

A combination of theory in a classroom and outdoor practical training
  • Introduction to 4WD mechanicals and maintenance 
  • Drivetrain wind up 
  • Stall recovery 
  • Snatch-strap recovery 
  • Hazard assessment and terrain appreciation 
  • Managing 4WD safely

All students must –

  • Hold a current driver licence.
  • Have a moderate level of English language, literacy and numeracy.
  • Have a completed Sutton Road Training Centre Enrolment Form e-mailed to office@suttonroad.com.au together with your driver licence to finalise the full enrolment process.
  • Current driver licence
  • A registered, roadworthy 4WD 
  • Students have a 30 minute lunch break and 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
  • Additional items depending on the weather such as; a hat, sunscreen or rain jacket as part of the training is conducted outside.
  • A registered, roadworthy 4WD.  
  • Please ensure your vehicle is clean and presentable.   

Sutton Road Training Centre 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. Sutton Road Training Centre 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.

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Course

Defensive Driving

Disclaimer

This is a non-accredited course and is therefore not nationally recognised.

Overview

Our Defensive Driving Course prepares the driver for the many challenges and risks faced on public roads. It is no longer adequate to just be a defensive driver.  As cars and trucks become more powerful and traffic levels become increasingly congested, today’s driver needs to be able to actively identify and manage the many risks they face while driving and reduce the risk of a collision. Whether you have just obtained your licence and are adjusting to being on the road for the first time, or you are simply looking for a refresher, your whole approach to driving will benefit from this course.

For company or fleet drivers, this course will help to minimise exposure to the risks of driving while on the job. Road crashes are one of the most common causes of work-related deaths and injuries in Australia. Preparing commercial drivers for the risks faced at the workplace while driving is an important part of any WH&S strategy. Our one (1) day Defensive Driving Course is only the start of a holistic driver training program. 

Course Details
Fees
  • $295 per student
  • All pricing is inclusive of GST
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking

 

One day from 8:30am – 4:00pm

A combination of theory in a classroom and outdoor practical training
  • Defensive Driving Attitudes and Behaviours
  • Vehicle Safety Inspections
  • Posture and Steering
  • Emergency Braking
  • Emergency Brake and Steer to avoid a collision
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Skid Avoidance
  • Reversing and Manoeuvring
  • Defensive Driving and Road Craft
  • Road Law Knowledge
  • Improve driving strategies
  • Anticipate potential dangers on the road
  • Improve reaction to dangers on the road
  • Enhance vehicle control skills
  • Avoid or minimise crash severity

All students must –

  • Hold a current driver licence, which they will be required to produce on the day (Probationary Licence is accepted).
  • Please note that drivers on a learner’s permit are unable to undertake this course.
  • Have a completed Sutton Road Training Centre Enrolment Form 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.
  • One form of photo ID e.g. Driver licence.
  • A registered roadworthy vehicle.  Please remove all loose items from inside your car and boot.
  • 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.
  • Additional items depending on the weather such as a hat, sunscreen or rain jacket as part of the training is conducted outside.

Please ensure your vehicle is clean and presentable, with adequate fuel and air pressure in tyres.  Please remove all loose items from inside your car and boot.

Sutton Road Training Centre 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. Sutton Road Training Centre at their sole discretion may offer to rebook the student on a later course upon the presentation of a medical certificate.

Gift certificates are available on request and make an ideal gift for birthday’s and Christmas. Gift Certificates are valid for three (3) years from date of purchase.

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.

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Name Date Time Spaces Cost
Defensive Driving Course 15 June 2024 08:15 am - 04:00 pm 3 $295.00
Defensive Driving Course 13 July 2024 08:15 am - 05:00 pm 6 $295.00

Course

Verification of Competency

Disclaimer

This is a non-accredited course and therefore not nationally recognised.

Overview

Does your employer require you to demonstrate your competency in a particular skill?

Under recent changes, Australian and offshore health and safety legislation now requires employers to ensure employees are competent in equipment operation and the tasks to be performed. Therefore an employer can no longer ‘assume an employee is competent’ from a given licence or qualification.

As a result a ‘Verification of Competence’ (VOC) assessment is available through Sutton Road Training Centre to complete your contractual and pre employment competency checks.

Licence VOC Types

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