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New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 30 August 2019

Duration:

26 weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 90

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Comply with the commercial road transport regulatory environment and health and safety obligations as a heavy vehicle operator to ensure the safety of themselves, their vehicle, other road users, and the public
  • Demonstrate safe and fuel efficient driving skills and expertise, and perform driving manoeuvres and tasks for a heavy rigid vehicle or heavy vehicle combination
  • Complete comprehensive route planning as a heavy vehicle operator using appropriate navigation technology, ensuring regulatory obligations are met and public safety is protected
  • Communicate effectively with customers, clients, and colleagues as a heavy vehicle operator
  • Apply knowledge of heavy vehicle mechanical and electronic principles and systems such as vehicle technology, types, and combinations, to transport freight and safely carry out essential checks
  • Understand and apply loading, restraint, and unloading principles and procedures as a heavy vehicle operator

6400 Manage first aid in an emergency situation

6401 Provide first aid

6402 Provide basic life support

10851 Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift)

16701 Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for endorsement W (wheels)

16702 Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for endorsement R (rollers)

16703 Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for endorsement T (tracks)

16718 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of law and practice for the transport of Dangerous Goods by road

17574 Operate a rigid vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 2 driver licence

17576 Operate a rigid vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 4 driver licence

17972 Demonstrate knowledge of heavy rigid vehicle dynamics and handling for safe driving

18496 Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving a forklift on a road for endorsement F (forklifts)

24089 Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time, and driver logbook requirements

CRT301 Commercial road transport professional driver skills

CRT302 Commercial road transport workplace experience

The direct student cost for the 16 week Commercial Road Transport course is estimated at $1575. This covers licencing costs, training material and safety equipment (excluding approved safety boots which they provide themselves).
Where the student continues on to gain their class 4 and class 5 licences with us, this would be a further $550.

The direct student cost for the course is $1600 (incl GST).

This covers licensing costs, training material and safety equipment. Excludes approved safety boots which students must provide themselves.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the commercial road transport industry with people who have the skills and knowledge to safely and competently operate heavy rigid vehicles.

This programme is for people wishing to enter into the heavy driving industry. Learners will benefit by having a qualification that enables them to seek employment in the industry with the licencing and skills needed to establish themselves within the industry.

During the course students will have the opportunity to gain Class 2 through to Class 4 heavy vehicle licences as well as other licence types associated with the industry. This programme is run in partnership with the Road Transport Industry and focuses heavily on work experience and gaining knowledge through practical experiences.

This qualification does not permit the holder to drive a motor vehicle on New Zealand roads without a current relevant driver licence issued by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).

Applicants must have held a Class 1 full drivers licence for at least six months prior to the start of the programme and be able to complete the physical requirements of the programme.

Language Requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Successful completion of a Bachelors Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:

  • IELTS test – General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) – Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) – Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 154.  No less than 154 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL a) To be discontinued on 31 December 2019 Level 3 (General) or (Workplace, b) Current Level 3 (General)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 36
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B1 Achiever with a score of 43
  • LanguageCert – B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

An NZQA approved English Language proficiency test, where the student has achieved an outcome that is equivalent or better than those scores listed for Internationally recognised English language proficiency tests above in relation to the level of intended programme of study, or

Completion of all primary education and at least three years’ secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.  

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  • Have successfully completed a Bachelors Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  • Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) (Level 3) and be awarded this qualification the student must have successfully:

  • Achieved a minimum of 90 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) (Level 3)
  • Completed required practical and theoretical programme work and assignments

The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) (Level 3) in eight months as a full-time student or part-time over two years.

Please note: students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit zero fees entitlement. 

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