Truck Driver (General)

Overview

Drives a heavy truck, requiring a specially endorsed class of licence, to transport bulky goods. Registration or licensing is required.

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

Tasks

  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
  • observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
  • making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
  • estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight
  • ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage
  • verifying loading documents, checking condition of goods and obtaining certification of deliveries

Specialisations

  • Cement Mixer Driver
  • Compactor Driver (Rubbish Collection)
  • Haulpak Driver
  • Livestock Haulier
  • Logging Truck Driver
  • Road Train Driver
  • Tilt Tray Driver

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

4 courses found.

Course name Providers
TLI33418: Certificate III in Waste Driving Operations
View on:
Training.gov.au
Superseded by:
TLI30419 : Certificate III in Waste Driving Operations
TLI31221: Certificate III in Driving Operations
View on:
Training.gov.au
Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Traineeship
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TLI31216: Certificate III in Driving Operations
View on:
Training.gov.au
Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Traineeship
Superseded by:
TLI31221 : Certificate III in Driving Operations
View Providers
TLI30419: Certificate III in Waste Driving Operations
View on:
Training.gov.au
Funded under:
Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (Subsidy)
Superseded by:
TLI31221 : Certificate III in Driving Operations
View Providers