TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations 

Course overview
Course structure

Course overview


This is a qualification for those engaged in driving operation job roles within the Transport and Logistics Industry.

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.

Job roles

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Agitator Driver
  • Bus Driver
  • Line Haul Driver
  • Local Heavy General Freight Driver
  • Pilot Vehicle Driver
  • Tip Truck Driver.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.

Entry requirements

All students wishing to enrol in this course are required to undertake a simple pre-training review and study skills assessment to determine language, literacy and numeracy levels to allow us to adequately support each student throughout their studies and to ensure only the most suitable and appropriate course if recommended.

Training and assessment

This course is delivered in the workplace by experienced industry current trainers and assessors. Students are provided with engaging content, practical demonstrations and real life work experiences to ensure that once student successfully completes this course, they are job ready.

Students competency is determined using a range of assessment tools, including:

  • Written and verbal questions
  • Practical observations by qualified assessor
  • Projects
  • Supervisors report

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

RPL is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. National Food Institute offers all students the opportunity to apply for Skills Recognition at enrolment in the course.

CT is a process where a student is given credit toward their course for units of competency they have already achieved.


Pathways into the qualification

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification is direct entry.

Pathways from the qualification

Successful completion of this course may enable students to enter TLI42116 Certificate IV in Driving operations.

Please note that National Food Institute does not offer the higher qualification and enquiries should be made with another training provider if the student wishes to pursue further education.


This course may take up to 12 months to complete. The actual duration is dependent on rate of completion by each student.

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Course structure

TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations requires successful completion of 18 units of competency:

Core Units of Competency


  • 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

Elective units:


  • TLIC1051 Operate commercial vehicle
  • TLIA1001 Secure cargo
  • TLIB2004 Carry out vehicle inspection
  • TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo
  • TLIE2008 Process workplace documentation
  • TLIF0001 Apply chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures
  • TLIA3015 Complete receival/despatch documentation
  • TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communication
  • TLIE3002 Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions
  • TLIE3004 Prepare workplace documents
  • TLIE3012 Consolidate manifest documentation
  • TLIF1002 Conduct housekeeping activities

At National Food Institute, we pride ourselves on providing relevant training to each student and where required, other elective units of competency may be selected by the student. Our experienced trainer will discuss student needs with each student to determine what units are most relevant and an individual training plan will be developed.


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