Operate Heavy Rigid Vehicle


This unit covers the operation of heavy rigid vehicles (with more than 2 axles) including the starting, driving and stopping; and the conduct of operator checks and actions.

Course Overview

This course teaches the participant the skills and knowledge required to operate heavy rigid vehicle in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries. This course is appropriate for those working in supervisory and technical specialist roles.

Elements of the course:

1. Plan and prepare for heavy rigid vehicle operations
2. Operate heavy rigid vehicle
3. Carry out operator maintenance

Pre-Requisites and Requirements:

Access to a suitable vehicle to conduct the training
A valid and appropriate driver’s licence (Class C)
Blood alcohol reading of 0.00% on commencement of each training day

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors.

Your Training Options

We conduct all our courses on a regular basis. Click the enquire button and enter your preferred dates and we will get back to with dates that suit you. The candidate or the employer must give access to a suitable vehicle to conduct the training. The vehicle must be in good operation and safe condition and meet with manufacturer guidelines and specifications. Failure to supply a suitable vehicle will result in hire charges and possible delay. Study Options  
  • Face to Face
  • We can come to you
  • Group bookings
  • Bundle packages available

Nominal (supervised) hours represent the supervised structured learning and assessment activity required to sufficiently address the content of each course (acknowledging that progress can vary between learners).

This course has nationally agreed nominal hours of 40.

The volume of learning identifies the duration of all activities required to achieve the learning outcomes of the course, including all training and learning activities such as guided learning, individual study, learning activities in the workplace and assessment activities.

The time taken to complete this course may vary due to contributing factors such as previous experience.


About This Course

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Credit Transfer

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