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Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills

Level 3

Logistics and commercial road transport industry are always in high demand. UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills could steer you in the right direction to success.

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: 24 Weeks

Dates:
20 Mar 2023 - 22 Sep 2023

Palmerston North - Thursdays & Fridays
Masterton - Mondays & Tuesdays

Domestic Fees: *
Fees freeScholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Students will gain the skills and knowledge to be employed as loaders or yard people, and with further study, you can go on to become heavy vehicle drivers or dispatchers.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for this programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. Once you've talked to everyone required, you can fill out the application form as follows:
 


 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in the commercial road transport sector. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) Level 3
  • New Zealand Certificate in Passenger Service Level 3
  • New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Haulage Class 1 Pilot) Level 4
  • New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Specialist Driver) Level 4

Employment Opportunites

  • Goods Loader
  • Truck Driver
  • Dispatcher

 Course Information

UCOL's Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills programme comprises 55 Credits.

Unit Standard 1734 (Level 3) (Version 8) (5 Credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of stress, health and fatigue for driving

Unit Standard 6400 (Level 3) (Version 6) (2 Credits)

Manage first aid in an emergency situation

Unit Standard 6401 (Level 2) (Version 6) (1 Credits)

Provide first aid

Unit Standard 6402 (Level 1) (Version 8) (1 Credits)

Provide basic life support

Unit Standard 15158 (Level 3) (Version 5) (4 Credits)

Carry out pre-start vehicle checks on a heavy motor vehicle, prepare vehicle for use, and shut it down

Unit Standard 16718 (Level 3) (Version 5) (5 Credits)

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of law and practice for the transport of Dangerous Goods by road

Unit Standard 17459 (Level 3) (Version 9) (3 Credits)

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe manual handling practices in the workplace

Unit Standard 1735 (Level 2) (Version 5) (3 Credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of the commercial road transport industry

Unit Standard 15408 (Level 2) (Version 6) (4 Credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of motor vehicle documentation and primary systems of a vehicle

Unit Standard 17676 (Level 2) (Version 5) (3 Credits)

Carry out a pre-start vehicle check on a vehicle or machine, and start and shut down the vehicle or machine

Unit Standard 1753 (Level 3) (Version 7) (4 Credits)

Load and unload a goods vehicle

Unit Standard 28779 (Level 3) (Version 2) (4 Credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of loading principles and procedures for commercial road transport

Unit Standard 31542 (Level 3) (Version 1) (3 Credits)

Describe consignment documentation used in the commercial road transport industry

Unit Standard 31665 (Level 3) (Version 1) (6 Credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of High Productivity Motor Vehicle permits

Unit Standard 3465 (Level 2) (Version 6) (3 Credits)

Describe driving hazards and crash risk reduction strategies and responses to driving hazards

Unit Standard 3466 (Level 3) (Version 7) (4 Credits)

Apply risk reduction techniques and strategies while driving

Unit Standard 10851 (Level 3) (Version 4) (7 Credits)

Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift)



 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 12 - 13 secondary school students (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school), aged 16 years or over.

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is part of a suite of 'Academy 2 Day' programmes offered by UCOL to secondary students seeking to explore their career options while still in school. Gain practical experience and NCEA Credits.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Cost
Fees-free when criteria are met. 

Transport
Transport assistance is available if you meet the criteria.

Attendance expectations
Students must maintain appropriate attendance at both secondary school and UCOL to remain enrolled in the programme.

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