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New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport

New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport

Level 3

Learn the skills for an entry level role in vehicle loading or yard duties with UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport.

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: 17 weeks

Dates:
21 Feb 2022 - 17 Jun 2022
25 Jul 2022 - 18 Nov 2022

Domestic Fees: *
Eligible for fees-free until 31 Dec 2022Scholarship info

International Fees:*
$9,406.98

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.

If you're interested in getting into the road transport industry, yet have little or no prior learning or experience, gain skills employers value with UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport.

Practical experience
The programme comprises 120 hours of practical experience.

Fees-Free

This programme is eligible for fees-free study under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund.

You don’t need to apply to access the fund - just enrol in an eligible programme, and the TTAF process will take care of the fees until 31 December 2022.

Please contact the info centre for more details.


 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport will be able to:

  • comply with the commercial road transport regulatory environment, including health and safety obligations, while working in a yard or loading area;
  • apply knowledge of vehicle systems, types, and technologies when undertaking workplace tasks as directed in a yard or loading area;
  • apply knowledge of loading principles to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of freight while working in a yard or loading area;
  • demonstrate sound driving techniques and strategies.

 Course Information

This programme comprises 55 credits.

Commercial Road Transport Regulatory Compliance (20 credits) (20 practical hours)
An introduction to commercial road transport compliance and the regulatory environment.

Vehicle Systems, Types, Technologies and Loading Principles (10 credits) (20 practical hours)
An introduction to vehicle systems and technologies, and the principles of loading techniques for the efficient transportation of freight while working in a yard or loading area.

Loading and Driving Techniques (15 credits) (20 practical hours)
Apply loading principles while working in a loading area to ensure the safe transportation of freight. Apply sound driving techniques and strategies.

Sound driving techniques and strategies (10 credits) (20 practical hours)

Understand driving hazards and crash risk reduction strategies and responses to driving hazards. Apply risk reduction techniques and strategies while driving and operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift).

 Domestic Entry Requirements

This programme has open entry. Students should hold a minimum of a New Zealand Class 1 driver licence issued by the NZTA.


 

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

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

Students need to be aware of the physical requirements for operating in the commercial road transport workforce. Students will be advised to put any special needs or requirements in writing and advise the Programme Leader before the programme begins.

Drivers licence
Students should have a minimum of a Class 1 driver’s licence to drive a motor vehicle on New Zealand roads issued by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). They should have held it for a minimum of six months.

Practical experience
The programme comprises 120 hours of practical experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning>
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.

 Additional Costs

While some personal protective equipment is provided by UCOL, students must supply their own overalls, wet weather gear and steel cap boots. 

 Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.

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