There are different classes of trucks that require different licences to legally operate them on the roads. Driver training at Tai Poutini Polytechnic are able to offer:

  • Fatigue and logbook management unit standards 
  • All classes of truck licence training
  • Truck mounted crane (Hiab) operation training
  • Wheel, tracks and roller endorsements
  • Passenger vehicle endorsements
  • Level:
    3
  • Credit Value:
    5 - 8
  • Location:
    Nationally
  • Dates:
    9 November 2017 (Class 2 -4) Greymouth

How do I get these endorsements and licences?

Tai Poutini Polytechnic provides all the vehicles for this training and assessment. For further information on the process check out the New Zealand Transport Authority website.

Fatigue and logbook management unit standards

This unit standard is for drivers of motor vehicles who must comply with work time legislation, such as trucks, buses and taxis.

This is a one day course, involving 6 hours tutoring time and a closed book assessment at the conclusion of the day.

Once completed you will have gained unit standard 24089 Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time, and driver logbook requirements.

NOTE: This is a prerequisite for some driver licences and endorsements.

Class 2 (Medium rigid vehicle)

This course is for drivers who wish to obtain their full class 2 licence (Medium rigid vehicle) or for people who already hold their full Class 2 licence and wish to obtain the unit standards or confirm their existing knowledge and skills. The course consists of 2 days in the classroom plus practical drive time.

To obtain your Class 2 licence, Tai Poutini Polytechnic will provide: 

  • One full day of theory training and assessment for completing unit standard 24089 Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time, and driver logbook requirements.
  • One full day of theory training and assessment for completing unit standard 17574 operate a rigid vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 2 driver licence.
  • A pre assessment drive which can take up to one hour depending on your experience. The assessor will then take you for a practical assessment drive which will take approximately a minimum of 40 minutes and will cover a minimum distance of 20 kilometers. Once you are competent on the assessments and drive you will be given your Class 2 Licence certificate to take to the AA agency to put on your licence.

NOTE: 

  • A Class 2 learner licence must be gained at a Driver Licensing agent prior to commencing this course. Visit this page to find your local provider www.nzta.govt.nz/licence/getting/where-to-go
  • Driving lessons if required will be at an additional cost.

Class 4 (Heavy rigid vehicle)

This course is for drivers who wish to obtain their full class 4 licence (heavy rigid vehicle) or for people who already hold their full Class 4 licence and wish to obtain the unit standards or confirm their existing knowledge and skills. The course consists of 2 days in the classroom plus practical drive time.

If you have been assessed competent in unit standards 24089 fatigue management, work time and drivers logbook requirements in the last 12 months, you are only required to attend one day of the Class 4 theory, and complete the practical drives.

If you have been assessed competent in unit standards 17574 operate a rigid vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 2 driver licence in the last 12 months you may only be required to sit a theory assessment and the practical drive component of the course.

To obtain your Class 4 licence, Tai Poutini Polytechnic will provide: 

  • One full day of theory training and assessment for completing unit standard 24089 Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time, and driver logbook requirements.
  • One full day of theory training and assessment for completing unit standard 17576 Operate a rigid vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 4 driver licence.
  • A pre assessment drive which can take up to one hour depending on your experience. The assessor will then take you for a practical assessment drive which will take a minimum of 40 minutes and will cover a minimum distance of 20 kilometers. Once you are competent on the assessments and drive you will be given your Class 4 Licence certificate to take to the AA agency to put on your licence.

NOTE: 

  • A Class 4 learner licence must be gained at a Driver Licensing agent prior to commencing this course.
  • Driving lessons if required will be at an additional cost.
  • If your Fatigue and log book qualification is older than 12 months your will be required to show competence in this area by completing an assessment or scenario

Class 5 (Heavy combination vehicle)

This course is for drivers who wish to obtain their full class five licence (Operate a combination vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 5 driver licence) or for people who already hold their full Class5 licence and wish to obtain the unit standards or confirm their existing knowledge and skills. The course consists of 2 days in the classroom plus practical drive time.

If you have been assessed competent in unit standards 24089 fatigue management, work time and drivers logbook requirements in the last 12 months you are only required to attend on the day of the Class 5 theory and complete the practical drives.

To obtain your Class 5 licence, Tai Poutini Polytechnic will provide: 

  • One full day of theory training and assessment for completing unit standard 24089 Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time, and driver logbook requirements.
  • One full day of theory training and assessment for completing unit standard 17577 Operate a combination vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 5 driver licence
  • A pre assessment drive which can take up to one hour depending on your experience. The assessor will then take you for a practical assessment drive which will take a minimum of 40 minutes and will cover a minimum distance of 20 kilometers. Once you are competent on the assessments and drive you will be given your Class 5 Licence certificate to take to the AA agency to put on your licence.

NOTE: 

  • If your Fatigue and log book qualification is older than 12 months your will be required to show competence in this area by completing an assessment or scenario.

Entry Criteria

  • Hold the appropriate learners licence relevant to the course you are enrolled on.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5.

Note: Some courses within this programme require specific levels of physical ability. 

Disclaimer

This is a Safety Sensitive Programme