TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations (Heavy General Freight)

Driving Operations Heavy General Freight traineeships are available for transport companies who employ truck drivers to operate commercial vehicles to deliver Heavy General Freight.

Traineeships include Chain of Responsibility, Forklift, Fatigue Management, Manual Handling, Work Health Safety, Load Restraint plus much more.

Nationwide Training is always supportive and informative. Extremely professional and easy to deal with.

— K.Anderson, Mainfreight

My trainer was awesome. Very helpful, knowledgeable and industry experienced.

— M.Antonio

Thanks to all staff at Nationwide Training because with all of your help I have finished my Certificate III. I hope we will meet again.

— J.Fernandes, Conoco Phillips

The trainer listened and understood my industry. He was very knowledgeable in all areas of the course.

— M.Chmaberlain, Transdev

With over ten years experience in the industry, I find I am learning new things - which is interesting and refreshing.

— D.Tracey, BGC

My trainer is very understanding and always on point. Great person to talk to.

— S.James, Transdev

Excellent broad based theoretical assessment and combined with focused practical observations. The trainer is very skilled and knowledgeable. The operators enjoy their sessions with her.

— T.Kuusk, Brikmakers

I have definitely seen an improvement in all our trainees as new knowledge is gained.

— J.Menzies Brikmakers

Traineeship Eligibility

Employees who have been working for your company for less than three (3) months full time may attract employer incentives and funding. Existing workers attract no employer incentives, but may be eligible for funding with no prior qualifications.

Employer Incentives

  • $1,500.00 – six (6) months from commencement;
  • $2,500.00 – on completion.

Trainees are exempt from payroll tax.


24 months for full time employees


Workplace-based training is delivered face to face and includes pre-reading, practical training and observation of you performing routine work tasks while on-the-job.

Entitles the learner to a maximum of 12 scheduled workplace training visits.
Refer to Nationwide Training’s schedule of fees for additional workplace training visits.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available.

Funded Course Fees

2018 New Workers Certificate III in Driving Operations (Heavy General Freight) Assumes all units are commenced in 2018 $1,446.25

Note: Fees and charges are based on the Department of Training and Workforce Development Fees and Charges Policy in line with Nationwide Training’s recommended training plan. Any changes to the training plan may see an alteration to these fees. Incentives and eligibility are subject to Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. Fees are GST free. Fees are only for units started in 2018. Fees for units started in future years are yet to be determined by the government.

“The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees”. source DTWD Business Rules

Non-Funded Course Fees

Perth Metro Area:
Certificate III in Driving Operations $4,200.00 GST free three payments of $1,400.00

Regional WA Centres:
Certificate III in Driving Operations Price on application.

On Successful Completion

On successful completion of a qualification you will receive a Certificate issued by Nationwide Training:

TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations (Heavy General Freight)

Nationally Recognised Training Jobs and Skills WA

Qualification Structure

A total of eighteen (18) units are required for this qualification.
Maximum of three (3) units can be imported.

  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods Core
  • TLIE1005 Carry out basic workplace calculations Core
  • TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures Core
  • TLIL1001 Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures Core
  • TLIF2006 Apply accident-emergency procedures Elective
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies Core
  • TLIH2001 Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes Core
  • TLIA1001 Secure cargo Job Role
  • TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo Job Role
  • TLIB2004 Carry out vehicle inspection Job Role
  • TLIC1051 Operate commercial vehicle Industry
  • TLIE2008 Process workplace documentation Job Role
  • TLIF0001 Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures Job Role
  • TLIB2001 Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment Elective
  • TLIE3002 Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions Elective
  • TLIG1001 Work effectively with others Elective
  • TLIJ2001 Apply quality procedures Elective
  • TLIU2012 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Imported Elective ♦

♦ Imported unit