Start your career journey in transport and logistics with the TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations. This qualification is designed to provide you with the hands-on experience, practical skills and industry-specific knowledge required to work in a variety of driving operation roles.


The transport, postal and warehousing sector is a vital part of the Australian economy and is an essential part of everyday living. Working within this industry allows you to apply a variety of skills across a range of career pathways. This sector encompasses various job prospects, such as becoming a driver, transport and despatch clerk, and courier or postal deliverer.


This sector is projected to grow by 4.3 percent by May 2023. Employment growth within this industry is fuelled by the exponential development in the road transport sector, meaning that the drive for jobs in this industry is at a high. Out of the top five employing occupations in this industry, the top four are a type of driver – truck, automobile, bus and coach, courier and postal.


Upon completion of this qualification, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skillset to bolster this sector and aid hundreds of Australians in their daily activities.


Within this entry-level qualification, you will develop fundamental operational knowledge of customer service, health and safety, communication, working effectively with others, and how to process and maintain workplace information.


This nationally accredited qualification provides the foundations required to upskill and pursue further course studies in the transport and logistics industry or go on to university.


Successful completion of this qualification may lead to employment as a:

  • General Freight Driver
    Plan routes to meet delivery schedules, perform maintenance, transport goods and materials to manufacturing, distribution and retail centres.
  • Bus Driver
    Safely transport passengers along specified routes to local or distant locations, while making allocated stops according to a time schedule.
  • Tip Truck Driver
    Operate trucks that have open beds to transport equipment, materials and supplies to various job site locations.


These services are delivered on behalf of The Learning Collaborative by approved Third Parties. Our Third Parties are conveniently located throughout south-east Queensland.


It is the responsibility of the approved Third Parties to recruit, enrol, support, train and assess students undertaking this course. The Learning Collaborative, in consultation with the approved Third Parties, is responsible for support and certification of all students enrolled in this course.


Students may be eligible for funding for this qualification. Check your funding eligibility here. Full fee payment option also available. Please contact us for more information.


This qualification contains 18 units. These units are made up of 6 core units plus 1 licensing/industry elective unit and 11 general elective units.


  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods.
  • TLIE1005 Carry out basic workplace calculations.
  • TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures.
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies.
  • TLIH2001 Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes.
  • TLIL1001 Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures.


  • TLIB2004 Carry out vehicle inspection.
  • TLIC1051 Operate commercial vehicle.
  • TLIC3004 Drive heavy rigid vehicle.
  • TLIC4006 Drive multi-combination vehicle.


  • TLIA1001 Secure cargo.
  • TLIA3015 Complete receival/despatch documentation.
  • TLIB0002 Carry out vehicle inspection.
  • TLIB2008 Carry out inspection of trailers.
  • TLIB3006 Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads.
  • TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo.
  • TLID3046 Operate container side lifter.
  • TLIE0002 Process workplace documents.
  • TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communication.
  • TLIE3002 Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions.
  • TLIE3004 Prepare workplace documents.
  • TLIE3012 Consolidate manifest documentation.
  • TLIF0001 Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures.
  • TLIF0002 Administer chain of responsibility.
  • TLIF1002 Conduct housekeeping activities.


Students must hold a provisional care license prior to commencement of licensing units.


Students may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment to determine any learner support requirements.


For all students undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia, it is mandatory to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To make your USI, visit the Australian government page here: Create a USI.


If students hold prior relevant work experience or formal qualifications issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), these may count as credit towards specific units. Please contact us for more information regarding eligibility or applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


For further information, please download the information sheet below or contact us.




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A  1/20 Nerang Street, Nerang, QLD Australia


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