Learn to drive heavy rigid trucks (class 4) and gain employment in the road transport and related industries

Programme Overview

This programme is comprised of a wide range of skills and qualifications related to the road transport industry. This includes modules in driver licence class 4 and theory and practical driving tests

Programme Outline

Areas covered on this programme include:

Rigid Vehicle Operation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time and drive log book requirements
  • Drive a rigid goods service vehicle or passenger service vehicle using a range of knowledge and skills to promote safe and efficient driving techniques
Heavy Vehicle Care and Use
  • Carry out pre-drive vehicle checks on heavy motor vehicle, start it up and shut it down
  • Describe motor vehicle safe motoring requirements and general locations of systems and components
  • Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace
  • Describe driving hazards and risk reduction strategies and responses to driving hazards
  • Apply risk reduction techniques and strategies while driving
  • Demonstrate knowledge of traffic law for the purpose of safe driving
Driver Licence Class 4
  • Demonstrate the knowledge required for a class 4 Learners New Zealand Driver Licence
  • Operate a rigid vehicle to meet the requirements for a full class 4 New Zealand Driver Licence

Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Ability to obtain a New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) medical certificate if required; entry to some courses requires completion of pre-requisite courses and/or appropriate full New Zealand Driveer Licence as required by NZTA

International students

Not applicable

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