TLI31222 - Certificate III in Driving Operations

Course Overview

This is a qualification for those engaged in driving operation job roles within the transport and logistics industry.

It involves a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, with some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.

Job roles

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • bus driver
  • coach driver
  • concrete agitator driver
  • line haul driver
  • pickup and delivery driver
  • pilot vehicle driver
  • tip truck driver
  • waste vehicle driver.

Successful achievement of the licensing units within the qualification must align with licensing and regulatory requirements applicable to driving and state or territory regulatory requirements.


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

15 units of competency:

  • 5 core units plus

1 driver awareness elective unit from the driver awareness elective units listed below, plus

9 general elective units.

Up to 3 of the elective units may be selected from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course. The elective units must contribute to the vocational outcomes of the qualification.

Course Outline

Core Units
  • TLIB0002            Carry out vehicle inspection

  • TLIC1051            Operate commercial vehicle

  • TLID0020            Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

  • TLIF0025             Follow work health and safety procedures

  • TLIF2010             Apply fatigue management strategies


Driver awareness elective units
  • TLIC0031            Apply low risk car driving behaviours

  • TLIC0033            Apply low risk heavy vehicle driving behaviours

Elective Units

CPCCON3054 Operate concrete agitator trucks

∟CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPPWMT3003 Identify and respond to hazards and emergencies in waste management

CPPWMT3006 Receive, transfer and dispatch waste

FWPCOT3315  Transport forestry logs using trucks

HLTWHS006     Manage personal stressors in the work environment

MSMPMC322   Deliver concrete to site

RIIWHS204E     Work safely at heights

TLIA0004            Complete receival and despatch documentation

TLIA0005            Connect and disconnect reefer units

TLIA0013            Maintain container and freight records

TLIA0017            Process receipt and delivery of containers and cargo

TLIA0018            Transfer cargo

TLIA0026            Check and control records and documentation

TLIA0029            Monitor temperature controlled stock

TLIB0003            Use and maintain minor mechanical equipment

TLIB0012            Maintain and use hand tools

TLIB0015            Clean transportation units and facilities for passenger use

TLIB0016            Clean up plant, equipment and worksite

TLIB2001            Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment

TLIB3015            Undertake site inspection

TLIC0018            Operate a tip truck

TLIC0023            Operate four wheel drive vehicle

TLIC0028            Operate a battery electric bus or coach

TLIC0029            Operate a battery electric heavy vehicle

TLIC2002            Drive light rigid vehicle

TLIC2049            Operate heavy vehicle on unsealed roads

TLIC3003            Drive medium rigid vehicle

TLIC3004            Drive heavy rigid vehicle

TLIC3005            Drive heavy combination vehicle

TLIC3010            Pilot or escort oversized and/or overmassed loads

TLIC3011            Transport passengers with disabilities

TLIC3042            Operate coach/bus

TLIC3063            Operate vehicle carrying special loads

TLIC3083            Operate a front lift mobile compaction/collection vehicle

TLIC3084            Operate a lift on/lift off collection vehicle

TLIC3085            Operate a liquid waste collection vehicle

TLIC3086            Operate a multi-lift collection vehicle

TLIC3087            Operate a rear loading mobile compaction/collection vehicle

TLIC3088            Operate a roll on/roll off collection vehicle

TLIC3089            Operate a side loading mobile compaction/collection vehicle

TLIC4006            Drive multi-combination vehicle

TLID0001            Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

TLID0012            Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane

TLID0014            Load and unload explosives/dangerous goods

TLID0015            Load and unload goods/cargo

TLID0016            Operate a forklift

TLID0017            Operate container side lifter

TLID0018            Prepare for transport of dangerous goods

TLID0019            Shift loads using manually-operated equipment

TLID0021            Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances

TLID2022            Conduct weighbridge operations

TLID2045            Operate specialised light load shifting equipment

TLID3024            Use specialised liquid bulk transfer equipment (gravity/pressurised)

TLID0041            Plan and conduct specialised lift

TLIE0002             Process workplace documentation

TLIE0003             Consolidate manifest documentation

TLIE0008             Calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

TLIE0009             Carry out basic workplace calculations

TLIE1003             Participate in basic workplace communication

TLIE2007             Use communications systems

TLIE3004             Prepare workplace documents

TLIE3021             Work and communicate effectively with others

TLIE3028             Complete a work diary in the road transport industry

TLIF0005             Apply a fatigue risk management system

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

TLIF0014             Monitor the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)

TLIF0021             Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies

TLIF0022             Conduct housekeeping activities

TLIF0024             Develop and maintain a safe workplace

TLIG0003            Work effectively with others in a team

TLIG2007            Work in a socially diverse environment

TLIH0004            Identify major roads, services and attractions

TLIH0005            Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes

TLIH0006            Plan and navigate routes

TLII3003              Provide customer service in transport vehicles/vessels

TLIJ3005              Sample, inspect and test products to specifications

TLIL0004             Apply conflict and grievance resolution strategies

TLIL0005             Assess and confirm customer transport requirements

TLIL0007             Complete workplace induction procedures

TLIL2008             Complete routine administrative tasks

TLIL2060             Complete induction to the transport industry

TLIL4009             Manage personal work priorities and professional development

TLILIC0003        Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLILIC0024        Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

TLILIC2014        Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle

TLILIC2015        Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle

TLILIC2016        Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle

TLILIC3017        Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle

TLILIC3018        Licence to drive a multi-combination vehicle

Course Inclusions

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
  • 12 months of training. Up to 12 trainees per course.
Participants must
  • Be at least 15 years of age
Equipments requirements
  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training in training centre

    Certain training equipment may be required for some units, please contact us to discuss.




Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.

Course Duration

6 to 12 months


$4,500.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541


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