New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport – Level 3

This qualification is targeted at new or existing heavy vehicle drivers who wish to gain skills and knowledge, beyond those required to be a licence holder – Delivered in association with Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)

Course Features

Level

3

Duration

30 Weeks

Credits

90

Eligibility

NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident

Campus

Mangere

Starts

Please check the website for class start dates or at your nearest campus

Fees

$4400 (Approx.) or free* if eligible for the fees free scheme

Course Details

This qualification is targeted at new or existing heavy vehicle drivers who wish to gain skills and knowledge, beyond those required to be a licence holder. The course content includes: commercial road transport regulatory and health and safety requirements, safe and fuel-efficient driving skills, driving manoeuvres, and route planning, communication skills, heavy vehicle mechanical and electronic principles and systems, loading, restraint and unloading principles and procedures.

This qualification does not permit the holder to drive a motor vehicle on NZ roads without a current relevant driver licence issue by NZTA. Whilst enrolled in the course, students may have the opportunity to gain class 2, 4 and 5 licences, as well as a first aid certificate and forklift certifications.

CRT301           Safe Driving Skills

CRT302           Vehicle Management

CRT303           Customer and Environmental Safety

CRT304            Driver Health and Safety

CRT305           Principles of Vehicle Loading and Unloading

CRT306            Knowledge of Heavy Vehicles

CRT307           Operating a Heavy Rigid Vehicle

  • Domestic students only; NZ citizens or permanent residents.
  • Must have NZ Class 1 Full licence held for at least 6 months.
  • Required to pass a drug test.
  • 18 years of age, but can be 17.5 yrs if you have undertaken a defensive driving test.
  • Must be physically capable, and meet medical criteria – DL9.

Academic Pathways

NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Specialist Driver) (Level 4) with strands in Transportation of Logs, Heavy Haulage Transportation, Waste Transportation, General Cartage and Ground spreading.

NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Senior Driver) (Level 5).

NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Haulage Class 1 Pilot) (Level 4).

NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Operations Management) (Level 5).

Employment Pathways

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed as heavy rigid vehicle drivers.

 

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