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Certificate III
in Driving Operations

Our Certificate III in Driving Operations qualification is for those looking to take on driving operation job roles within the Transport and Logistics Industry. The course is designed to educate students on the aspects of driving roles including legal responsibilities and obligations, principles of safe loading and securing cargo, industry-standards required of drivers and other areas such as accident and emergency procedures, to ensure the student can fulfil a relevant driving operations role, safely and confidently. Successful achievement of the licensing units within the qualification will enable students to upgrade to a heavy vehicle licence or higher class licence, in line with NSW licensing and regulatory requirements.


Successful completion of the TLI31222 - Certificate III in Driving Operations, may lead to employment opportunities, such as:

  • General Freight Driver

  • Pick Up & Delivery Driver

Please note:  This Nationally recognised qualification is delivered by J2S Training Solutions Pty Ltd- 90940. We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, and encourage all to apply.


Student must hold a valid P2 licence (green P’s) and have held the licence for 24 months, including a P1 licence (red P’s). Prior to enrolment students are required to provide their Unique Student Identifier1 and photo identification. Prospective students may be required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.



We use a range of assessment methods for this qualification, including:

  • Short answers;

  • Projects;

  • Activities; and

  • Workplace Observation or Observation in a Simulated Workplace.



This qualification can be completed in twelve months. The volume of learning offered by J2S Training Solutions may vary per student depending on their existing skills and knowledge. More experienced students are likely to complete
the course in a shorter period of time. Duration may vary depending on Credit Transfer [CT] or Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL]. Students can apply for CT or RPL at the time of enrolment.

Delivery of training may take differing forms, including Face-to-Face, Work-based, Blended and Traineeships, dependent on the requirements of the Client or the needs of the cohort.

This qualification will be superseded in November 2022 and as part of your studies; you will be transitioned to the new qualification TLI31221Certificate III in Driving Operations. If you do not complete your studies by November 2022 you may need to complete additional assessment to complete your qualification You will be advised prior to applying any additional fees or requirements

Units of Competency

(C) – Core unit; (E) – Elective unit

This qualification consist of 15 units of competence, as shown below. Please call J2S Training Solutions for enquiries about customisation and contextualisation.

  • TLID0020 Shift Materials Safely Using Manual Handling Methods (C)

  • TLIF0025 Follow work health and safety procedures (C)

  • TLIC3037 Apply safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours (Driver awareness unit)

  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies (Core)

  • TLIH0005 Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes (E)

  • TLIE0009 Carry out basic workplace calculations (E)

  • TLIE3004 Prepare workplace documents (E)

  • TLIA0004 Complete receival and despatch documentation (E)

  • TLIE0002 Process workplace documents (E)

  • TLIF3013 Coordinate breakdowns and emergencies (E)

  • TLIF0009 Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility) (E)

  • TLIB0002 Carry out vehicle inspection (Core)

  • TLIC1051 Operate commercial vehicle (Core)

  • MR Option

  • TLIC3003 - Drive medium rigid vehicle (E)

  • TLILIC2015 - Licence to drive medium rigid vehicle (E)

  • HR Option

  • TLIC3004 - Drive heavy rigid vehicle  (E)

  • TLILIC2016 - Licence to drive heavy rigid vehicle (E)

  • HC Option

  • TLIC3005 Drive heavy combination vehicle (E)

  • TLILIC3017  Licence to drive heavy combination vehicle (E)

Service NSW Licence Fees effective 1 April 2021

*From 1 July each year, Transport NSW fees may increase as part of the annual NSW Treasury approved Consumer Price Index

Driver Knowledge Test: $47 each attempt
Logbook: $29
Licence Fee

1 year: $60

3 years: $140

5 years: $190

Fees & Charges


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

  • Exemption: $0

  • Concession: $240

  • First Qualification: $2410

  • Second Qualification: $2900

  • Traineeship: $0

The fees for the course will vary based on the eligibility criteria. For more information please visit


If you are ineligible for government subsidised training, or would rather undertake this course on a fee-for-service (FFS) basis, the cost to undertake this nationally recognised qualification is:

  • $5,500

  • J2S Training Solutions does not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500. If a student’s fee is more than this amount, the support of a flexible payment plan will be offered to students.


  • Application for Enrolment $200

  • Deferment Fee (administration charges) $50

  • Replacement of Testamur/ statement of attainment / Qualification Certificate $50

  • Repeat of unit (Third attempt onwards Per unit) $150

  • RPL assessment -Contact us for a quote


Please note: courses fees and additional charges may change from time to time, please check with J2S Training Solutions staff for updates.


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