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Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set

State ID: AE451
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Join the transport industry and keep WA moving.

This six-week driver trainer program provides real, hands-on experience with practical hours in heavy haulage.  Upon successful completion, you'll be ready to join the transport and logistics industry, which currently has a huge demand for skilled workers. 

In this training program you will learn how to:
  • follow work health and safety procedures;
  • carry out inspection of trailers;
  • secure, load and unload cargo of goods;
  • apply work fatigue management strategies; and
  • use and maintain mechanical equipment.

The driving instruction training component of the program is conducted in a range of conditions and locations, with coaching from qualified and experienced drivers.

Participants will obtain one of the following licenses:

  • Heavy Rigid
  • Heavy Combination; or
  • Multi Combination class vehicle

You may also apply for a forklift (LF) licence


If you're aged 15—24 years (not at school), receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment, receiving Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY or holding a pensioner concession card, Health Care Card or a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, or a dependent of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution, you are eligible to enrol for free!

* Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Don't meet the eligibility? That's ok, there are fee paying options for this course. 


This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our Course List (opens in a new tab) page.


Perth metropolitan area from April 2021. Regional locations are in development, register your interest to stay-up-date as new locations are added to the program.

How to apply

Complete the enquiry form below and our team will contact you to progress your application.

Job opportunities include:

  • Heavy Vehicle Driver

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  (opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations

The units in this skill set may lead to the qualifications listed below and other qualifications that allow selection of
these units.

Half price courses*:
  • Certificate III in Driving Operations (traineeship)
  • Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
Other courses:
  • Certificate II in Warehousing Operations

*As part of the Lower Fees Local Skills initiative. Eligibility requirements apply.

Fee description Concession $ Non-Concession $
Enrolment Fee (Tuition Fee Relief rate or Fee Free) $0.00 $761.40
Practical Driving Instruction Training and Assessment and licensing* $500 $1,250
Total** $500 $2,011.40

Fee free eligibility criteria is list above or visit the Skills Ready page. 

* This is 20% for concession student contribution and 50% for non-concession student contribution. Based on estimated maximum cost dependent upon the sub-contracted training provider undertaking this component; individual applicant requirements; and type of heavy vehicle transmission e.g. Auto, Synchromesh, or Road Ranger (industry advice states a current preference for ‘Road Ranger’, which is highest cost). Includes Worksafe high risk work license – forklift cost.
** Does not include Department of Transport associated licensing fees. License fees are subject to change and apply to all participants.

This program is funded by JobTrainer - a joint initiative of the Western Australian and Australian governments.

Locations and study options

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Duration 6 Weeks
When Date: Semester One

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