Road freight transport can be a hazardous occupation, making work health and safety skills and knowledge a key priority for employees and management in this industry.
The Road Transport Driver Program is an online professional development course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to organise road transport to support organisational operations.
This online road transport course will teach you how to effectively plan road transport and manage delivery road transport services, including the distribution of material, supplies and passengers.
You will also discover how to safely load and unload cargo and adhere to legislation, regulatory requirements and work health and safety procedures. You will also learn about important accident and emergency procedures, fatigue management strategies, and how to plan and navigate routes to ensure your own and others’ safety in road transport operations.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to use the skills and knowledge gained to operate safely and efficiently in a road transport role.
Unit 1 - Load and unload goods/cargo
Determine appropriate loading
Identify job hazards
Reporting hazards / incident reports
Identifying hazardous goods
Dangerous goods class labels
ADG codes and labelling
Safety data sheets (SDS)
Stacking goods on pallets
Manual handling techniques
Lifting aids and appliances
Mechanical handling aids
Preventing damage to stock
Determining weight of goods
Handling dangerous goods
Slings and chains
Load restraint guide (LRG)
Regulations and permits
Storage and handling goods
Handling and storage of explosives
Unit 2 - Follow work health and safety procedures
Procedures for dealing with accidents, fire and emergencies
Dealing with emergencies
WHS/OHS workplace procedures
Storage and safety
Legislation and codes of practice
Entering confined spaces
Emergency and contingency plans
Identify and raising issues
Active contribution from employees
Collect record and store information
Record keeping systems / management
Unit 3 - Apply accident-emergency procedures
Responding to an accident or emergency
Property and environmental needs
Incident cause and effect details
Emergency situations and procedures
Common types of workplace hazards
How bad is the injury or damage?
Control and protect site until arrival of emergency services
Assisting injured persons
Providing first aid
Contacting emergency services
Reports and documentation
Recording near misses
Unit 4 - Apply fatigue management strategies
Causes of fatigue
Actions to minimise fatigue
Fatigue management plans
Beating personal fatigue
Strategies to minimise fatigue
Assessing workplace procedures
Procedures roster design
Life style choices
Diet, exercise and sleep
Smoking and drug use
Fatigue management strategies
Unit 5 - Plan and navigate routes
Maps and symbols
Satellite navigation systems
Choosing the best route
Using a street directory
Journey planning online
Height width and load limits
Mass and dimension limits
Following a correctly planned route
Places of interest
Complete route documentation
Heavy vehicle driver fatigue laws
Driver work diary
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 90 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $300.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.