There are different classes of trucks that require different licences to legally operate them on the roads. Driver training at Tai Poutini Polytechnic are able to offer:

  • Truck mounted crane (Hiab) operation training
  • Wheel and tracks endorsements
  • Level:
    3
  • Credit Value:
    7-12
  • Location:
    Greymouth and Westport
  • Dates:
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How do I get these endorsements and licences?

Tai Poutini Polytechnic provides all the vehicles for this training and assessment. For further information on the process check out the New Zealand Transport Authority website.

Class 2 (Driver Licence)

This course is for drivers who wish to obtain their full class 2 licence (Medium rigid vehicle) or for people who already hold their full Class 2 licence and wish to obtain the unit standards or confirm their existing knowledge and skills. Content includes:

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  • Identify causes and symptoms of fatigue.
  • Effects of fatigue on driving performance.
  • Describe life management skills and work related measures that can be implemented to prevent fatigue.
  • Identify the work time requirements and penalties prescribed by legislation.
  • Identify driver logbook requirements and associated penalties prescribed by legislation.
  • Describe the management of work time records contained in driver logbooks.
  • Identify associated penalties prescribed by legislation.
  • Complete driver logbook entries.
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  • Identify driving hazards associated with a rigid vehicle.
  • Describe measures to reduce the risks associated with the identified hazards.
  • Describe requirements relating to safe loading of a rigid vehicle.
  • Driving techniques that minimise the adverse effects of a high centre of gravity.
  • Carry out pre-use walk-around inspection of a rigid vehicle.
  • Drive a rigid vehicle efficiently in different traffic and road conditions.
  • Manoeuvre a rigid vehicle in reverse.
  • Park, shut down, and secure a rigid vehicle.
  • Complete driver logbook entries.

NOTE: 

  • A Class 2 learner licence must be gained at a Driver Licensing agent prior to commencing this course. Visit this page to find your local provider www.nzta.govt.nz/licence/getting/where-to-go
  • Driving lessons if required will be at an additional cost.

 

Class 4 (Heavy rigid vehicle)

This course is for drivers who wish to obtain their full class 4 licence (heavy rigid vehicle) or for people who already hold their full Class 4 licence and wish to obtain the unit standards or confirm their existing knowledge and skills.

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  • Identify causes and symptoms of fatigue.
  • Effects of fatigue on driving performance.
  • Describe life management skills and work related measures that can be implemented to prevent fatigue.
  • Identify the work time requirements and penalties prescribed by legislation.
  • Identify driver logbook requirements and associated penalties prescribed by legislation.
  • Identify associated penalties prescribed by legislation.
  • Complete driver logbook entries.

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  • Identify driving hazards associated with a rigid vehicle.
  • Describe measures to reduce the risks associated with the identified hazards.
  • Describe requirements relating to safe loading of a rigid vehicle.
  • Driving techniques that minimise the adverse effect of a high centre of gravity.
  • Carry out a pre-use walk-around inspection of a rigid vehicle.
  • Drive a rigid vehicle efficiently in different traffic and road conditions.
  • Park, shut down, and secure a rigid vehicle.
  • Complete driver logbook entries.

NOTE: 

  • A Class 4 learner licence must be gained at a Driver Licensing agent prior to commencing this course.
  • Driving lessons if required will be at an additional cost.
  • If your Fatigue and log book qualification is older than 12 months your will be required to show competence in this area by completing an assessment or scenario.

Disclaimer

This is a Safety Sensitive Programme