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TLILIC0001 Licence to transport dangerous goods by road

TLILIC0001 Licence to Transport Dangerous Goods by Road


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 –


Australian Dangerous Goods Code –



ACT Dangerous Goods Licence Application (online) –

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

ACT Dangerous Goods Driver Health Assessment Form –


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 –



NSW Dangerous Goods Licence Application Form –


NSW Dangerous Goods Vehicle Licence Application Form –


Course Details
  • $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.

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 7 $525.00
Dangerous Goods 1 & 2 August 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm 6 $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