Course Information

The Dangerous Goods program is classroom based over two days.

The Registered Training Organisation can issue a Certificate of Competency to the applicant, upon successful completion of the mandatory challenge assessment test approved by the licensing authority. This will enable the applicant to submit an application for a bulk dangerous goods licence. In addition licence holders are required to re-attend a course for the purpose of renewing their licence prior to expiry (please check timeframes with the relevant state/territory licensing competent authority)

As each state/territory is responsible for Dangerous Goods licensing, contact should be made with the relevant state/territory licensing competent authority to confirm recognition of the outcomes of this course for the purpose of meeting the competency related requirements.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify individual organisations and systems for the transport of dangerous goods
  • Identify UN numbers, UN classes and UN divisions of dangerous goods including packing groups
  • Check vehicle
  • Assess suitability of transport mode for the intended load
  • Follow emergency procedures
  • Check safety equipment and its use
  • Maintain dangerous goods documentation
  • Secure and protect vehicle load
  • Plan, control and manage transfer of dangerous goods
  • Plan and manage safe transport of dangerous goods

Qualification Requirements

There may be age limits to enter this course – refer to the competent authority in your state for confirmation of age limits.

Other requirements are as follows:

We are required to advise each student that this course leads to a licence outcome and there are a number of non-competency related requirements that that must be achieved to meet this requirement.

Depending on the State/Territory this may include but not limited to:

  • Relevant and valid driver’s licence (in your state/territory of residence)
  • Suitable driver traffic history
  • A satisfactory medical report issued in accordance with the standards for licensing and clinical management and signed by a current medical practitioner; and
  • Criminal history check

In the future this may also include some type of security or suitable person check.

Note: Certificates of Competency issued from this course are only recognised by the competent authority for a period of six (6) months from the date of issue by the RTO for the purposes of issuing a licence.

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Training Delivery Dates

South Australia: Mile End
6th & 7th of December 2018
14th & 15th February 2019
2nd & 3rd May 2019
27th & 28th June 2019

Northern Territory: Darwin
14th & 15th November 2018