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Description

Drives a heavy truck, requiring a specially endorsed class of licence, to transport bulky goods. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Cement Mixer Driver
  • Compactor Driver (Rubbish Collection)
  • Grain Truck Driver
  • Kaitaraiwa Taraka (NZ)
  • Livestock Haulier
  • Truck Driver (General)
  • Road Train Driver
  • Tilt Tray Driver

ANZSCO CODE - 733111

Major Group 7 - Machinery Operators and Drivers
Sub-Major Group 73 - Road and Rail Drivers
Minor Group 733 - Truck Drivers
Unit Group 7331 - Truck Drivers

Unit Group 7331: Truck Drivers

Truck Drivers drive heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
  • observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
  • making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
  • estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight
  • ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage
  • verifying loading documents, checking condition of goods and obtaining certification of deliveries

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