Special Bulletin - TAC Regulatory Strategy - Heavy Vehicle Training

Special Bulletin - TAC Regulatory Strategy - Heavy Vehicle Training

 

TAC Regulatory Strategy - Heavy Vehicle Training 

The Training Accreditation Council’s (the Council) risk management approach to regulation is to consider the risks to the quality of vocational education and training outcomes on an ongoing basis. Stakeholders are informed about the Council’s regulatory focus areas via its Regulatory Strategy.

The Council’s 2019-2021 Regulatory Strategy has identified the following units of competency leading to heavy vehicle licencing in Western Australia as an area of risk:

  • TLIC3004 Drive heavy rigid vehicle – linked to Heavy Rigid (HR) licence
  • TLIC3005 Drive heavy combination vehicle – linked to Heavy Combination (HC) licence
  • TLIC4006 Drive multi-combination vehicle – linked to Multi Combination (MC) licence

Please note these units may have been delivered as part of the qualification TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations.

Issues have come to the attention of the Council in relation to heavy vehicle licencing in Western Australia as a result of national reports on corruption in heavy vehicle training in 2017 and subsequent investigations by the WA Department of Transport in 2018.  TAC’s Regulatory Strategy advises that monitoring audits will be undertaken in relation to the units of competency linked to heavy vehicle training. 

Planning for the audits has commenced. TAC RTOs who deliver units that lead to heavy vehicle licensing will soon receive a link to a short, on-line survey. 

Please contact the TAC Secretariat directly on 9224 6510 or tac@dtwd.wa.gov.au  should you have any queries regarding this strategy.

 

Heavy Vehicle Training

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