TLI31222 Certificate III in Driving Operations (For Truck Drivers)

Our TLI31222 Certificate III Driving Operations Traineeships for Truck Drivers are available to all companies working in the Transport & Logistics Industry. This traineeship is designed to inform, educate and provide safety-first approaches to all truck drivers operating commercial transport to deliver Freight.

With our TLI31222 Certificate III Driving Operations Traineeships for Truck Drivers, each candidate will be taught the fundamentals of transporting freight based on Australian and industry standards.

Throughout this traineeship, each candidate will be required to complete a total of 15 units. Each unit has been crafted to ensure the utmost safety of the driver and public relating to loading/unloading, transportation and managing of the load. An all-inclusive traineeship that results in a Nationwide Training certified heavy general freight driver on completion.

Government funding may be available to employers for their chosen candidates based on their current work history with their current company. For more details on this Traineeship’s Eligibility Requirements, please see below.

Topics Covered include: Work Health & Safety, Secure Cargo, Calculate Mass Area and Dimensions, Emergency Procedures, Operate Commercial Vehicle, Fatigue Management Strategies and many more. View the full range of covered topics below.

On completion, each candidate will receive a TLI31222 Certificate III in Driving Operations issued by Nationwide Training.

Driving Operations - Traineeship Eligibility

Employees who have been working for your company for less than three (3) months full time may attract employer incentives and funding

Employees who have been working for your company for less than twelve (12) months part time may attract employer incentives and funding

Employer Incentives

Employers may also be eligible for incentives from both the federal and state government up to $8,250.00

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme

  • $1,500.00 – six (6) months from commencement
  • $2,500.00 – on completion

Jobs & Skills WA Employer Incentive

  • $2,125.00 – Commencement payment at the six (6) month milestone
  • $2,125.00 – Completion payment if the completion occurs on or after the eighteen (18) month milestone full time or twenty seventh (27) month milestone part time. Earlier completions are paid on a pro rata basis


24 months for full time employees

36 months for part time employees


Workplace-based training is delivered face to face and includes pre-reading, practical training and observation of you performing routine work tasks while on-the-job.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available.

Funded Course Fees

Lower Fees, Local Skills
Effective from 1 January 2021

New Workers Certificate III in Driving Operations (Heavy General Freight) course fees:
25 years old or over $623.70* GST Free;
17 – 24 years old $623.70* GST Free;
* Annual course fee caps apply of $1,200 for 25 year olds and over and $400 for 17 – 24 year olds

Note: Fees and charges are based on the Department of Training and Workforce Development Fees and Charges Policy in line with Nationwide Training’s recommended training plan. Any changes to the training plan may see an alteration to these fees. Fees are GST free. Fees are only for units started in the current year. Fees for units started in future years are yet to be determined by the government.

“The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees”. source DTWD Business Rules

Jobs and Skills WA Lower Fees Local Skills

Non-Funded Course Fees

Perth Metro Area:
Certificate III in Driving Operations $5,000.00 GST free four payments of $1,250

Entitles the learner to a maximum of 12 scheduled training sessions.
A scheduled training session can be either an in-person meeting or a video conference meeting or the attendance of a skills course.
Refer to Nationwide Training’s schedule of fees for additional scheduled training sessions.

Regional WA Centres:
Certificate III in Driving Operations Price on application.


On Successful Completion

On successful completion of a qualification, you will receive a Certificate issued by Nationwide Training:

TLI31222 Certificate III in Driving Operations

Nationally Recognised Training

Qualification Structure

A total of fifteen (15) units are required for this qualification. Maximum of three (3) units can be imported.

TLIA1001 Secure cargo** Elective – 1 day course
TLID0015 Load and unload goods/cargo** Elective – 1 day course
TLID0020 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods Core – 1 day course
TLIF0009 Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)
Elective – 1 day course
TLIF2006 Apply accident-emergency procedures Elective
TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies Core
TLIF0025 Follow work health and safety procedures Core
TLIL0007 Complete workplace induction procedures Elective
TLIC0033 Apply low risk heavy vehicle driving behaviours Driver Awareness Elective
TLIE0002 Process workplace documentation Elective
TLIE0008 Calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions Elective
TLIB2001 Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment Elective
TLIB0002 Carry out vehicle inspection Core
TLIC1051 Operate commercial vehicle Core
TLIH0005 Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes Elective

** Delivered together on the same 1 day course.