Wheels, Tracks and Rollers (Level 3)

This endorsement allows the bearer to drive a variety of specialised heavy vehicles on the road. If you do not have this endorsement, you are not legally allowed to drive a special heavy machinery type vehicle on the road.

  • Level:
  • Credit Value:
  • Location:
    Greymouth and Westport
  • Total Duration:
    1 day
  • Dates:
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Core Elements

You will be able to safely check, move and demonstrate the range of functions of a wheeled loader, roller and hydraulic excavator as appropriate.

  • Unit standard 16701: Demonstrate Knowledge of driving on a road for endorsement W (Wheels)
  • Unit standard 16702: Demonstrate Knowledge of driving on a road for endorsement R (Roller)
  • Unit standard 16703: Demonstrate Knowledge of driving on a road for endorsement T (Tracks)


  • Class 1 drivers licence
  • Must be able to provide evidence of at least 6 months of experience of working with vehicles requiring W,T,R endorsements. 

Entry Criteria

  • Attestation of previous experience from an employer which covers at least six (6) months operating both excavators and wheeled loaders.
  • Completion of the pre-reading (Operator Safety Manual for Earthmoving Machinery) (this is sent to all accepted students prior to the start date).
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5.

Special notes

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


This is a Safety Sensitive Programme