New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) (Level 3)

Programme highlights

Earn great money as a professional truck driver. You could become a self-employed contract driver, run your own trucking business or even if you don't want to be a freight driver, having a truck licence will help you get a job in every industry. 

You'll graduate with the skills you need to drive class 2 and class 4 trucks. This course takes 30 weeks of full-time study to complete. 

Please note: All or part of this programme is delivered under a sub-contracting arrangement with Skills Update Ltd.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, April, July 2019
Study Location(s) Skills Update Mangere and Industry training locations
Level 3
Domestic fees Free* or $4,500 (approx)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ3089
Duration

30 weeks (full-time)

In class Monday - Wednesday, with driving experience Thursday or Friday.

Study Method Full-time, Blended
Credits 90
International Fees Not available to International Students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

Regulatory and Other Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme:

  • Must have held a full Class 1 Drivers Licence for a minimum period of six (6) months
  • The minimum age to enter this programme is 17.5 years with a defensive driving course, otherwise 18 years old.
  • MIT will drug test all applicants within two weeks of starting the programme and prior to work experience. A positive drug test could result in removal from the programme

NZTA website : https://www.nzta.govt.nz/driver-licences/getting-a-licence/licences-by-vehicle-type/heavy-vehicles/learner-licence

Career opportunities

New Zealand Certification in Commercial Road Transport will be you job licence for life. It can not only lead you into the freight cartage industry but almost every other light or heavy industry in the country such as:

  • Roading
  • Construction
  • Forestry
  • Waste management
  • Industrial cleaning and
  • Utilities and heavy equipment.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below seven courses (90 credits):

201.318 Safe Driving Skills (13 credits)

A student will 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.

201.319 Vehicle Management (12 credits)

Select and record routes and demonstrate fuel efficient driving skills and driving expertise.

201.320 Customer and Environmental Safety (20 credits)

Communicate effectively with customers, clients, and colleagues as a heavy vehicle operator and manage the safety of people and the environment.

201.321 Driver health and safety (15 credits)

Comply with health and safety obligations as a heavy vehicle operator to ensure driver safety.

201.322 Principles of vehicle loading and unloading (10 credits)

Understand and apply loading, restraint, and unloading principles and procedures as a heavy vehicle operator.

201.323 Knowledge of heavy vehicles (10 credits)

Apply knowledge of heavy vehicle mechanical and electronic principles and systems and carry out essential safely checks.

201.324 Operating a heavy rigid vehicle (10 credits)

Perform driving manoeuvres and tasks for a heavy rigid vehicle.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

School of Logistics

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.