The Victorian Transport Association is welcoming applicants to its innovative heavy vehicle driver training program, Driver Delivery.
The Driver Delivery Program is supported by the Victorian Government and is run in conjunction with Armstrong’s Driver Education. The program is fully subsidised, allowing it to be offered at no cost to participants and employers.
Driver Delivery helps prepare a participant to become a skilled and valued member of a transport team with a complete understanding of industry expectations.
The industry needs drivers and the pathway to a satisfying and rewarding career could be as close as participating in this heavy vehicle driver training program.
The Driver Delivery program is an eight-day 2:1 program that provides individually tailored training, mentoring, and behind-the-wheel driving experience to new drivers of heavy vehicles.
Driver Delivery participants will achieve a solid foundation of driving skills, confidence and the competency of operating heavy vehicles safely.
Participants will also gain advanced skills and knowledge with comprehensive training and learning in basic skills and advanced areas that include occupational health and safety, cabin drills, load restraints, road craft, fatigue management, loading docks, metropolitan driving, rural driving, risk reduction techniques, vehicle inspection, and chain of responsibility.
The program has been designed so that approved applicants will obtain their heavy rigid (HR) or heavy combination (HC) licence, subject to the approved applicant satisfying standard VicRoads licencing criteria. Upon successful completion of the program, the VTA will facilitate interviews with reputable transport and logistics organisations to help secure a heavy vehicle driving position for a participant.
Please note that any offer of employment and final approval is subject to the recruitment and selection processes of the individual organisation.
To qualify, applicants must satisfy VicRoads licence eligibility to be considered for entry into the Driver Delivery Program. Applicants entering the program at the heavy rigid level must hold a current Australian Driver’s Licence card; held for a minimum of 24 months.
Applicants entering the program at the heavy combination level must hold either a current medium rigid (MR), heavy rigid (HR), or combination of a MR and HR licence held for a minimum of 12 months.
To be selected, applicants must complete a VTA Driver Delivery Application form, provide a current driving record with the application, complete a VTA telephone interview, complete a heavy vehicle pre-assessment driving session with Armstrongs Driver Education, and attend a face-to-face interview at the VTA.
Successful applicants will then be notified of their approval to undertake the program.
Since Driver Delivery commenced in 2018, over 150 participants have successfully completed the program and are now employed in transport.
If you think this program is for you and you’re looking for a career as a highly skilled and professional transport worker, please visit vta.com.au/driver-delivery/ to apply.