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Brush up on your digital skills with free course for truckies


Truckies can now enrol for a free online course to get the best out of their mobile devices while on the job.

Developed by TAFE Queensland, in consultation with the Queensland Trucking Association, the Driver Digital Literacy Program has been designed to prepare employees in the transport and logistics sector to “utilise the full potential of their mobile devices within the workplace”.

There are four learning modules in the program that cater to different knowledge and ability levels and use animated videos with easy-to-follow instructions. Each module takes only 5 minutes to complete and can be repeated at anytime.

“This is another training program being offered to assist employers to upskill and support staff as they transition to new technology using paperless systems,” said QTA CEO Gary Mahon.

“The necessity for drivers to be able to operate mobile devices and tablets is ever increasing as more businesses are adopting integrated compliance and administrative technology systems to create efficiency and improve productivity.”

The QTA says this program was developed from the challenges highlighted during Covid when drivers were under pressure to complete online border entry forms, upload covid test results, photos and communicate these to employers.

“This video based instructional training is appealing for not only drivers but anyone challenged by mobile device technology as it is practical and can be completed anywhere anytime and only takes up a few minutes of time,” Mahon said.

The program was developed with funding provided by Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) Workforce Transition Support Program.

The Workforce Transition Support Program (WTSP) is a one-year government initiative that targets specific regions facing economic uncertainty or significant change, and to support workers to gain new skills required by their current employers.

The Driver Digital Literacy Programis open to all drivers and transport and logistics staff operating in Queensland and can be accessed here.

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