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 TLI31216- Certificate III in Driving Operations, may lead to employment opportunities, such as:

  • Line Haul Driver

  • Local Heavy General Freight Driver

  • Pilot Vehicle Driver

  • Tip Truck Driver

Please note: This course provides skills and knowledge to the industry standard, but does not guarantee a job.


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, Online, Work-based, Blended and Traineeships, dependent on the requirements of the Client or the needs of the cohort.

Units of Competency

  • TLID1001 Shift Materials Safely Using Manual Handling Methods (C)

  • TLIA0004 Complete receival/despatch documentation (E)

  • TLIB0002 Carry out vehicle inspection (E)

  • TLIC0004 Operate a tip truck (E)

  • TLIC1051 Operate commercial vehicle (E)

  • TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo (E)

  • TLIE0002 Process workplace documents (E)

  • TLIE1005 Carry out basic workplace calculations (C)

  • TLIE3004 Prepare workplace documents (E)

  • TLIF0009 Ensure the safety of transport activities (E)

  • TLIF1001 Follow WHS procedures (C)

  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies (C)

  • TLIF3013 Coordinate breakdowns and emergencies (E)

  • TLIG1001 Work effectively with others (E)

  • TLIH2001 Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes (C)

  • TLII1002 Apply customer service skills (E)

  • TLIL1001 Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures (C)

  • TLIO0002 Apply and monitor workplace security procedures (E)

(C) – Core unit; (E) – Elective unit

This qualification consist of 18 units of competence, as shown below. Please call J2S Training Solutions for enquiries about customisation and contextualisation.

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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