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Qualification Title National Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Goods Service) with strands in Heavy Rigid Vehicle Driver, and Heavy Combination Vehicle Driver, and with optional strands in Dairy Industry Transport, Log Transport, Overdimension and Overweight Load Transport, Bulk Flammable Liquids Transport, Bulk Gases Transport, Bulk Liquefied Petroleum Gas Transport, and Civil Construction Transport
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 3
Credits 92 - 96
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Automotive Engineering and Technology » Automotive Vehicle Operations
  • Service Sector » Commercial Road Transport
Strategic Purpose Statement
The National Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Goods Service) with strands in Heavy Rigid Vehicle Driver and Heavy Combination Vehicle Driver, recognises that the holder has the skills necessary to be able to load, unload, and drive a heavy rigid goods vehicle or a heavy combination goods vehicle safely, efficiently, and lawfully, with regard for the rights of other road users, and for the general safety of the holder. In addition, the holder will have demonstrated a range of interpersonal, personal presentation, numeracy, literacy and communication skills required for the efficient conduct of the service.

Where necessary, the holder will have met the statutory and or regulatory requirements specified in the unit standards required.

Unit standards listed in the Heavy Rigid Vehicle Driver Strand and optional strands are also contained in the Core Elective. People intending to complete the Heavy Rigid Vehicle Driver strand or an optional strand will need to ensure they do not select unit standards from the Core Elective Lists A and B that are required for their chosen strand or optional strand.

The optional strands recognise that the holder has demonstrated the specialised skills required for transporting the class of goods specified in the strand. The inclusion of the optional strand unit standards in the Core Elective List A and the additional unspecified unit standards in the domains specified in Core Elective List B recognise the particular and diverse skills required by heavy vehicle commercial drivers.

This qualification does not authorise the holder to drive any class of motor vehicle on New Zealand roads without holding a current driver licence appropriate to the mass and configuration of the vehicle driven. Drivers of vehicles transporting dangerous goods must hold a driver licence with a Type D (Dangerous Goods) endorsement. People who operate goods transport services must hold a Goods Service Licence. Licences and endorsements are issued by the Land Transport NZ.
Employment pathways
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Entry Requirements Not available
Developed By NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation (Incorporated) - Tranzqual ITO
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 0680
Status Discontinued
Created November 1999
Discontinued December 2011

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