Become a Heavy Vehicle Driving Instructor with the NEW TLI41316 Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Heavy Vehicle Driving Instruction)
Thank you for taking an interest in our Certificate IV course in Heavy Vehicle Driving Instruction. The Certificate IV in Heavy Vehicle Driving Instruction is the recommended entry requirement for anybody wishing to enter the Transport and Logistics industry as a Heavy Vehicle Driver Trainer.
Upon successful completion you can commence full time, part time, casual or self-employed work. This accredited course includes the skills and knowledge required to become a Qualified Heavy Vehicle Driving Instructor (also known as a Driver Trainer) able to seek employment in fields such as Learn to Drive, Licensing and Defensive Driver Training. Our course includes the following Nationally Accredited Units of Competence:
|Core Units||Unit Name|
|BSBRKG304||Maintain business records|
|TAEDEL301A||Provide work skill instruction|
|TAEDES401A||Design and develop learning programs|
|TLIC3037||Apply safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours|
|TLIF1001||Follow occupational health and safety procedures|
|TLIF2010||Apply fatigue management strategies|
|TLIF4066||Implement and supervise transport compliance systems|
|TLIG2007||Work in a socially diverse environment|
|TLII1002||Apply customer service skills|
|TLIL2060||Complete induction to the transport industry|
|TLIL4009||Manage personal work priorities and professional development|
|TLIM0002||Conduct heavy vehicle learner driver training|
|TLIM4002A||Develop safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours in others|
|Industry Elective Units||Unit Name|
|TLIC2002||Drive light rigid vehicle|
|TLIC3003||Drive medium rigid vehicle|
|TLIC3004||Drive heavy rigid vehicle|
(This course is from the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package)
This qualification is the recommended entry requirement for anybody wanting to become a Heavy Vehicle Trainer. This course has been developed to provide you with the information, training and skills you will require to become a professional heavy vehicle driving instructor allowing you to start work immediately, turning you into a valuable asset to any driving school or driver training business.
Course and Employment Pathways
By completing this course you will start your pathway to becoming a fully qualified heavy vehicle driving instructor. Once qualified you will have the choice of starting your new career as a full time, part time or casual employee of a driving school or as an independent heavy vehicle instructor working for oneself.
Further Study Options
During your study on this course you will also gain the opportunity to enrol and complete the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification. The TAE40116 qualification provides you with the opportunity to specialise in the driver training industry by qualifying you to teach and assess in areas such as corporate driver training. These are areas of the industry that can only be accessed with a TAE qualification.
We have three different enrolment options when it comes to enrolling into this qualification. We suggest contacting our office to discuss all three options in detail. Click on the options below for specific information.Click Here for information on our Full Time Course
Our Full Time course is conducted Monday to Friday for a period of five weeks excluding public holidays. Applicants are provided with additional self-paced (flexible) learning if required.
Click Here for information on our Blended Course
You can enrol ANYTIME into our blended delivery course. Start when you like!
Our third and extremely popular option is our blended delivery course. This option combines both online self-paced learning together with face to face classes. Blended delivery students will be able to complete a range of theory components online at home. When the time comes to complete the practical components of this course you will be required to attend face to face training sessions.
For a detailed information about how blended delivery works for this course please click on the “Blended Delivery Explained” link below.
What is blended delivery and how does it work?Blended delivery explained
What is blended delivery?
Blended delivery is a flexible, technology-based approach to teaching and learning that uses a combination of online and face to face classes.
What are the benefits of blended delivery?
There are a number of benefits to the blended delivery approach to education and training both in the workplace and for individuals.
Blended delivery improves access to training for individuals by giving them the flexibility and freedom to learn anytime, anywhere. Blended delivery also provides students with control over the pace of their learning so that difficult concepts can be reviewed as often as required.
The benefits for employers are also many. Employers are able to save time, money and more importantly human resources allow them to up skill their staff without huge amounts of down time in productivity.
Who should use a blended delivery approach?
Those who will benefit the most from a blended delivery approach are:
- Employers that want to ensure they are meeting their obligations under the new workplace health and safety regulations;
- Any individual that requires “gap training” following changes to industry standards that might mean they would no longer be deemed competent;
- Any individual that wants to up-skill or demonstrate their skill level and competency to a prospective employer.
- Any individual that wants to change careers but can not afford to take time from paid employment
When can I enrol into a blended delivery course?
The great news about a blended delivery course that that you can enrol anytime you like.
How does blended delivery work for the Heavy Vehicle Driving Instruction Course?
Upon enrolment you will also be issued with a personalised training plan. Your training plan will guide you through the course and inform you of the sequence you should be learning the course subjects in. Once enrolled you will be provided with access to our Student Portal which contains our learning materials. You will find things like our presentations, videos, forums and webinar sessions.
As you progress through the course our trainers will maintain constant contact with you in order to ensure you remain on track and on the move.
Certain subjects in this qualification requires practical training and assessment such as the “Apply Safe Heavy Vehicle Driving Behaviours” subject. Our practical training and assessment is conducted at our Preston training facilities although we have been known to delivery our practical sessions all across the State of Victoria.
How is blended delivery supported?
Enrolled students will have the option of participating in scheduled webinar schedule which allow you to communicate and participate with our trainers and other students enrolled into this qualification from the comfort of your own home. The attendance of each webinar session is not compulsory however is a great option to remain on track and progress through the course. Our staff will make weekly contact with you through your course to ensure that you are supported and able to move forward at a pace that suits you.
For the students that like that personal touch, our training office in Preston is available to our blended delivery students every Tuesday and Friday by appointment. This provides our students with the face to face support and training that they would traditionally enjoy from a part time or full time course.
What is the quickest amount of time I can complete this qualification in?
Due to the nature of this course and the huge amount of information we provide you to successful start your new career, most students will need a minimum of 7 weeks to complete this course. As with any online or blended delivery course the amount of time required to complete a qualification depends directly on the amount of time you dedicate to your study.
What is the maximum amount of time I can take to complete this qualification?
Your enrolment into this course is for a maximum period of 6 months. Extensions may be granted however must be made in writing and approved by Intelligent Training Solutions. Additional fees may apply for extensions to enrolment. Please refer to our information handbook for additional information.
What happens if I don’t have a working computer at home?
Don’t have a working computer at home? No problems… You can rent one from us for only $20.00 per week. Conditions apply speak with our staff for more information.
Sounds great, what’s next?
If you are interested in our blended delivery course why not make an appointment to see us and be shown around our Student Portal even have a chat with our trainers. Contact us for more information. We are taking enrolments NOW!
Our courses are informative, engaging and practical, furthermore our professional network of past and present students together with our industry links will provide you with the latest updates, general information and employment opportunities well beyond your time with us on the course.
Prior to Enrolling
Prior to enrolling into this course please ensure that you have downloaded a copy of the ITS information handbook together. The information found in this document will highlight any expectations we will have from you and provide you with a clear understanding of your required commitment to this course. This document can be downloaded from the “Quick Links” menu bar located on the right hand side of this page.
Course Fees – 2019
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Installment Structure for FULL FEE (NON-FUNDED) students.
|Installment Structure||Amount to Pay||Participate In|
|1st Instalment||$1,222.00||On enrolment|
|2nd Instalment||$1,222.00||21 days after enrolment|
|3rd Instalment||$1,222.00||42 days after enrolment|
|4th Instalment||$1,222.00||63 days after enrolment|
|Installment Structure||Amount to Pay||Participate In|
|Direct Debit Payments||$365.00||Weekly Payments|
Installment Structure for GOVERNMENT FUNDED students.
|Installment Structure||Amount to Pay||Payment Due|
|Initial Payment||$1,500.00*||On Enrolment|
|1st InstalmentInstalment||$1,500.00||6 Weeks from commencement|
|Final InstalmentInstalment||$425.00||12 weeks from commencement|
OR OPTION 2)
|Installment Structure||Amount to Pay||Payment Due|
|Direct Debit Payments||$265.00||Weekly Payments|
*NOTE: Your enrolment into this course is not valid until the initial payment has been made.
** Direct Debit payments may vary depending on weather you select weekly or fortnightly payments. Other payment plans may also be negotiated, please speak with our Training Manager for more information.
How to Enrol
Applicants wishing to enrol into this course must complete the enrolment process. To enrol online simply click the button below of the course you wish to enrol into. To get a PDF copy of the enrolment form simply click the ‘download enrolment form’ link.
Online Enrolment: Available
The public available courses for this qualification are delivered from Keilor East, Victoria 3033. This course can also be delivered at a large number of different venues around Victoria. Please contact the ITS Training Manager Mr. Cameron Gutterson for additional information. Cameron can be contacted by calling our office during business hours.
Course Eligibility Criteria
In order to successfully participate in this course it is recommended that you fulfill the following requirements:
- Possess a current, full and unrestricted Australian Light, Medium or Heavy Rigid Drivers Licence/Endorsement (as a minimum). Students must hold the licence/endorsement pertinent to the relevant vehicle category being: Light Rigid, Medium Rigid, Heavy Rigid, Heavy Combination or Multi-Combination.
- Fulfill all of the relevant State or Territory regulatory requirements. (Refer to the VicRoads website for further information)
- The instructor’s LL&N (Language, Literacy and Numeracy) are expected to be equivalent to Level 3 of the ACSF.
Please Note: You may be required to complete an LLN indication assessment prior to your enrolment being accepted into this course. If you have any concerns about the LLN assessment please speak with us first as we are always happy to help.
Course Entry Recommendations
It is strongly recommended that you poses the following personal skills prior to enrolling into the course:
- Have an understanding of the operations of a manual gearbox (Manual Vehicle)
- Have reasonable computer skills to be able to work the computer and browse the internet
- Have the ability to take on new information and be willing to change personal habits
Each unit of competence will be assessed. All assessments will be based on the principles of CBT (Competency-Based Training). A successful outcome for this course will be determined by a range of different methods including:
- Assessment or student workbook
- Written assessment
- Observation of simulated and practical activities
- Structured questioning and discussion
- Written or verbal questioning at the completion of each session.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) | Recognition of Current Competencies | Mutual Recognition (RCC)
ITS will consider any Credit or Exemptions for previous studies or industry experience you have obtained. This may be through formal or informal training, paid or unpaid work experience. An application for RCC | RPL will be completed via a formal interview process prior to your enrolment. Further information is available by contacting the ITS Administration Officer.
Once you have Enrolled
Once your enrolment is confirmed by the ITS P/L you will be given access to the ITS Student Portal. Information regarding the Student Portal can be found in the Information Handbook.
Required Resources and Book List
The following is a list of the text books used in our course. You will be required to purchase these books prior to the commencement of the course: (NOTE: These learner guides can be purchased through ITS)
|Code||Title of Book||Approximate Price|
|TLIC3037A||Apply safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours||Free of Charge|
|TLIF1001A||Follow occupational health and safety procedures||$18.00|
|TLIF2010A||Apply fatigue management strategies||$18.00|
|TLIF4066A||Implement and supervise transport compliance systems||Free of Charge|
|TLIL1001A||Complete workplace orientation / induction procedures||$18.00|
|TLIL1008A||Complete routine administrative tasks||$18.00|
|TAEDEL301A||Provide work skill instruction||$18.00|
|TAEDES401A||Design and develop learning programs||$18.00|
|TLIM4002A||Develop safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours in others||Free of Charge|
* Prices for the above publications may change without notice.
Other Required Textbooks
The following textbooks will need to be purchased from the Information Victoria Bookshop. Simply Google Information Victoria Bookshop for their location or online book store.
|Author||Title of Book||Approximate Price|
|Information Victoria Bookshop||Road Safety Road Rules 2009||$41.30*|
|Information Victoria Bookshop||Road Safety Road Rules Amendment Rules 2013||$3.90*|
|Information Victoria Bookshop||Road Safety (Driving Instructor) Regulations 2010||$3.90*|
|Vicroads Bookshop||Vicroads: Truck and Bus Handbook||$15.80*|
* Prices for the above publications may change without notice.
The following is a list of the recommended minimum requirements each applicant should have during the course:
- Working pens and highlighters
- A4 lined workbooks for taking notes (minimum 150 pages)
- 1 x 2D ring folder, 1 x presentation folder (minimum 80 pages), 10 x plastic folder inserts (sheet protectors)
- An active and working email account
- Laptop computer (not required but useful) with the following programs installed:
- Microsoft Word 2007 or higher (or equivalent)
- Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer (or equivalent)
- Adobe PDF Reader (Free to Download)
- Access to the Internet (Free internet access is available at the enrolling RTO)
- NOTE: You are able to rent a laptop from us for only $20.00 per/week. Ask us how!
- USB memory stick (minimum gig). Please note that CD’s and DVD’s will not work on the RTO computers.
- Working digital camera (mobile phones can be used)
- UV approved sunglasses, Sunscreen 30+ minimum, Sun hat and suitable shoes for driving. No thongs or bear feet will be allowed in our vehicles
- Video recording device (Video Camera, Mobile Phone etc…)
Outside of scheduled class times you will be required to access the internet, your emails and if support is required, Skype. It is recommended that you have access to a working computer at home that allows a connection to the internet.
Upon Successful Completion of this Course
Upon the successful completion of this accredited course you will receive a Statement of Attainment (Results) and Certificate.
Associated Website and Additional Information
The following website have been provided for your reference only and should assist you when making a decision about your career.
- Frank’s Engineering Pty Ltd – Website Established in 1986, Frank’s Engineering is a major provider of Dual Controls and Driving School Equipment.
- Australian Driver Training Association of Victoria (ADTAV) The ADTAV is the industry representative body of Processional Driving Instructors in the State of Victoria…Please click on the link above to be redirected to the ATDAV website.
- Taxi Service Commission (TSC) Professional driving instructors in Victoria must hold a DIA when teaching an unlicensed person to drive a motor vehicle. The TSC website contains DIA licencing regulations and applicant criteria…
- Information Victoria Bookshop The Information Victoria Bookshop is one of the main resources used by Driving Instructors to obtain copies of road related text books and student handout materials.
This page was last updated on Thursday 17th October 2019