Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skills Set Training Opportunity

Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skills Set Training Opportunity

The Wajarri Yamaji Aboriginal Corporation (WYAC) in partnership with the Department of Transport and Geraldton TAFE has the opportunity to offer up to 10 Wajarri People the chance to undertake training to qualify for their Heavy Rigid Class Licence. At the end of the training, you will also be a qualified forklift driver.

Some of the specific skills you will gain include:

  • Following work health and safety procedures
  • Processing workplace documentation and carrying out basic workplace calculations
  • Interpreting road maps and navigating pre-determined routes
  • Applying fatigue management strategies
  • Carrying out vehicle inspections
  • Applying accident-emergency procedures
  • Securing cargo Loading and unloading goods/cargo
  • Using and maintaining minor mechanical equipment
  • Operating a forklift truck
  • Inspecting trailers
  • Handling/transporting dangerous goods or explosives

Please note – the costs of the training and licencing are covered, but there is no payment for the actual hours spent in training.

Completing this training will give you a qualification that will allow you to take advantage of the employment opportunities flowing from the SKA Project.

Course Details 

The theory component to be delivered at WYAC premises: 235a Flores Road Spalding, Geraldton 

Practical and driving components to be delivered at Central Regional TAFE, Tech Park campus: Corner of Deepdale Road and Arthur Road, Deepdale  

  • Commencing Tuesday 23/4/24
  • Finishing Thursday 27/6/24 (10 weeks duration)
  • Times: 9.30am – 2pm  
  • Days – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

To be eligible for this course:

  1. Hold a valid WA ‘C’ class driver’s Licence continuously for the last 2 years. (Learner Permit and P plate holders are ineligible)
  2. Have NO Dept of Transport Medical Exclusions (that will make you ineligible to sit the test)
  3. Have NO Dept of Transport Licence Restrictions (that will make you ineligible to sit the test)

Please complete the application form below by Wednesday 27/3/24.

Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations – EOI

Are you a Wajarri Member(Required)
Have you held a WA ‘C’ class driver’s Licence continuously for the last 2 years.(Required)
Do you have any Department of Transport Medical Exclusions(Required)
Do you have any Department of Transport Licence Restrictions(Required)
Are you able to make the commitment to attend 3 days per week for 10 weeks.(Required)

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