Operate multi-combination vehicle


This unit covers the operation of multi-combination vehicles in the resources and infrastructure industries. It includes preparing for operations, coupling and uncoupling trailers, conducting vehicle checks, supervising the loading and unloading of goods and materials, steering, manoeuvring and positioning a vehicle, managing engine power, monitoring and anticipating traffic and road conditions, monitoring vehicle efficiency, parking and securing the vehicle, and carrying out post-operational activities. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors.

Course Overview

RIIVEH302D – Operate multi-combination vehicle

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to Operate multi-combination vehicle in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in supervisory and technical specialist roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Course Subjects

1. Prepare for multi-combination vehicle operations
2. Couple and uncouple trailers
3. Conduct vehicle checks
4. Supervise loading and unloading of goods and materials
5. Steer, manoeuvre and position vehicle
6. Manage engine power
7. Monitor and anticipate traffic and road conditions
8. Monitor vehicle efficiency
9. Park and secure the vehicle
10. Carry out post-operational activities

You may be required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) indicator prior to enrolling.

If you have any concerns regarding the literacy or numeracy requirements, please contact student.services@civilsafety.edu.au for advice.

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

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LLN Indicator

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