TLI31222 Certificate III in Driving Operations

This is a nationally recognised qualification developed specifically for those driver/operator roles within the Australian transport and logistics industry. 
Nationally Recognised Training

It involves a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, with some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.
This course helps to build the knowledge and skills that help drivers and their cargo arrive safely and on time. Graduates of this course will be able to confidently operate a heavy vehicle in most situations, including urban, regional and long-haul routes.

Job roles

Job roles and titles for driver/operators can vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • bus driver
  • coach driver
  • concrete agitator driver
  • line haul driver
  • pickup and delivery driver
  • pilot vehicle driver
  • tip truck driver
  • waste vehicle driver

Successful achievement of the licensing units within the qualification must align with licensing and regulatory requirements applicable to driving and state or territory regulatory requirements.

Course delivery

The course is delivered face-to-face, through a blend of training in a classroom environment and practical training provided in a workplace (or simulated workplace) setting. All training and assessment is facilitated by a qualified and experienced trainer and assessor.

The course duration is 26 weeks. This includes 1 x day per week classroom-based training and up to 20 hours per week of self-paced (non-classroom) learning. Self-paced learning includes reading and revising course materials, trainer-guided research, and practice, preparation and participation in all prescribed assessment activities.

There are a total of 15 units in this course - listed below under 'Completion'.

Enrolled students with prior industry knowledge and experience can apply for RPL, which may reduce the amount of learning required and therefore a shorter course duration. For more information, speak to our Course Consultant.

Course Entry Requirements

We strive to ensure that our students enrol into the course that best meets their needs, and that they have the best chance of a successful outcome. The entry requirements indicated here are intended to inform you of the minimum expectations required of you, as part of completing this course.

This course is currently not recommended for Jobseekers, as students will need access to a suitable workplace that will provide an opportunity to learn and be assessed on the various practical elements of this course.

If you're in doubt, we encourage you to reach out to one of our Course Consultants, who can assist in determining your individual needs and give you the best advice.

As a guide, people completing this course:

  • have completed Year 10 or equivalent


  • a qualification at a Certificate II level or higher


  • at least 2 years of relevant industry experience


  • currently work in the Australian transport and logistics industry

You will also need to be at least 18 years at the time of commencement.

It is also expected that you will have access to a PC, laptop of other internet connected device, Microsoft Word (or compatible software) and a functional webcam for recording audio/video.

Important Information

  • As part of your application to enrol into this course, you must disclose any medications or disability which may affect your learning or physical ability to conduct the safe operation of a heavy vehicle (including any vision impairment).
  • Your written and spoken English skills must be at a level that enables the safe operation of a heavy vehicle. You may be required to undertake a short language skills assessment as part of your enrolment.
  • You must supply a copy of your current driver's licence and one other form of identification. Your trainer will also be required to see your driver's license when you attend your training.
  • You must wear steel-capped shoes for your practical classes and assessments. Your trainer will provide more information.
  • Both written and practical assessments are  mandatory components of this course.



Successful completion of a range of mandatory assessments is required, in order to be issued your certification documentation.

Assessments for these courses will include a combination of:

  • Knowledge/theory-based written short-answer questions
  • Role plays
  • Case-studies / scenarios
  • Projects
  • Group and solo practical activities 



This qualification is nationally recognised. Successful graduates will receive a TLI31222 Certificate III in Driving Operations which includes the following units:

  • TLIF0025 Follow work health and safety procedures
  • TLIC1051 Operate commercial vehicle *
  • TLID0020 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
  • TLIB0002 Carry out vehicle inspection
  • TLIC3037 Apply safe heavy vehicle driving behaviours
  • TLIH0005 Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
  • TLIL2060 Complete induction to the transport industry
  • TLIE3004 Prepare workplace documents
  • TLID0015 Load and unload goods/cargo
  • TLIE0002 Process workplace documentation
  • TLIF0009 Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)
  • TLIG2007 Work in a socially diverse environment
  • TLIJ2001 Apply quality procedures
  • TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communication

*Please note that unless specified, students are responsible for any additional licensing requirements applicable for their state or territory, including any requisite costs.

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