How to get a Dangerous Goods Drivers Licence

With new career opportunities opening in the dangerous goods transportation industry, now is a great time to get yourself a dangerous goods drivers licence.

As with all higher-risk careers, it’s important that you have quality training.

Ensuring that you or your employees, the person operating the vehicle carrying hazardous materials, has the proper training and knowledge to do so safely therefore keeping you and others safe. That’s where Nationwide Training comes in.

Drivers who transport dangerous bulk goods must comply with specific regulations, which include having a valid dangerous goods driver’s licence.

Dangerous Goods Licence

Dangerous Goods Driver Licences are issued for 5 yrs. and are a requirement if the transporting vehicle holds dangerous goods in bulk (hazardous materials):

  • In a container with a capacity of more than 500L
  • In a container with more than 500kg of dangerous goods

Nationwide Training provides high-quality logistics training so you can be confident that you will have great industry knowledge having studied our courses.

How do you get a dangerous goods drivers licence? 

In addition to completing and passing a dangerous goods drivers licence course there are other requirements the applicant must meet for the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety – WA Government:

These include:

  • Being at least 17 years old
  • Being a resident in WA
  • Hold a current (Full) Western Australian driver’s licence.
  • Have good driving history over the last 5 years
  • Have passed a medical assessment meeting the required standards within the last 6 months
  • Be trained in the national unit of competency TLILIC0001 Preparation to transport dangerous good-bye road, no longer than six months prior to your licence application.
  • Have a current national police clearance

It is important to note that the process for obtaining a dangerous goods licence in Western Australia may vary depending on the specific class of dangerous goods that you will be transporting. Therefore, it is advised to check with the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) for the specific requirements for your situation or contact us to discuss.

A Dangerous Goods Drivers licence verifies that the driver has completed the required training and has demonstrated their ability to safely transport Dangerous Goods.

If you are interested in a dangerous goods training course here in Western Australia, Nationwide Training is a registered training organisation (RTO) that has been endorsed by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety (DMIRS) to conduct this training. We offer a two-day course, available weekdays, and weekends. We also run this course in both our North and South of the river locations. Find out more here.

Call us on (08) 9445 7766 or get in touch through our contact page to see how we can help you.

Ref: Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety