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TLI31222 Certificate III in Driving Operations

National ID: TLI31222 State ID: BHV7
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This qualification will give students the skills and knowledge to work safely in the road transport industry. This qualification has been designed to promote new entrants and support upskilling of existing workers in the heavy haulage truck driving industry.  It has been developed in consultation with the Western Roads Federation (WRF), Fenix Newhaul and Central Regional TAFE (CR TAFE).

You will learn how to:

  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods,
  • Carry out vehicle inspection,
  • Apply fatigue management strategies,
  • Operate commercial vehicles,
  • Carry out inspections of trailers,
  • Load and unload goods / cargo
  • And so much more!



This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II


Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate III in Driving Operations.

Licensing, Legislation and Regulation Requirements

Students participating in this qualification who are seeking a licence in either a HR, HC and or MC truck licence must complete this through the Department of Transport (DoT) or a registered agency of DoT.

Individuals are required to pass the DoT eyesight test and medical tests.

DoT has the following additional requirements for each class of licence listed below.

Heavy Rigid (HR) Class licence

Individuals seeking a Heavy Rigid (HR) licence including TLIC3004 Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle must hold:

  • A car (C) class licence for at least 2 years, or
  • A Light Rigid (LR) class licence for at least 1 year or
  • A Medium Rigid (MR) class licence for at least 1 year.

Heavy Combination (HC) Class licence

Individuals seeking to obtain a Heavy Combination (HC) class licence must hold:

  • A Car (C Class) licence for at least 3 years and
  • A Medium Rigid (MR) class for at least 1 year or
  • A Heavy Rigid (HR) class licence for at least 1 year.

Multi Combination (MC) Class licence

Individuals seeking to obtain a Multi Combination (MC) class licence must hold:

  • A Car (C) class licence for at least 3 years and
  • A Heavy Rigid (HR) class licence for at least 1 year, or
  • A Heavy Combination (HC) class licence for at least 1 year.

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Available all year round, 2023

Geraldton - Traineeship


A Traineeship is a full-time employment-based training program usual lasting twelve (12) months or more.  Learning is predominantly in the workplace and may be supplemented by training at TAFE.  You must have a Training Contract to enrol in a Traineeship Course. 

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Duration 2 Years
When Available all year round, 2023
Where Geraldton
How Traineeship


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