Training Courses

The VTA has recently launched two new training programs to introduce new people to the transport industry and place them into permanent jobs.

The programs are supported by the Victorian Government and run in conjunction with Armstrong Driver Education and Logical Staffing Solutions, and are significantly subsidised so they can be offered at little or no cost to participants and employers.

Transition to Transport is an intensive eight-module course that will attract those that are new to the industry and require more in-depth knowledge of supply chain, logistics, transport operations and associated regulations. Participants will be job-ready at the end of the program and the VTA will mentor candidates in their first three months of employment.

Driver Delivery is an intensive nine-day industry-ready driver licensing course to be delivered in either heavy rigid synchromesh or heavy combination standards. Over 60 hours of hands on training and instruction, drivers will receive advanced skills training covering OH&S, cabin drill, load restraint, loading docks, reversing and standard transport runs.

For further information about the courses download the additional course information. To apply, contact the VTA on 03 9646 8590.

VTA Academy Courses

The VTA Academy offer a range of training courses that are available for both members and non-members. These courses cover both specific issues for transport and logistics companies and general management courses.

Currently, the Academy offer the following courses:

6 Chain of Responsibility courses covering:

  • Awareness
  • Awareness for Managers & Customers
  • Fatigue Management
  • Load Restraint
  • Safe Loads
  • Sub-Contractor Management
  • Incident Management Workshop
  • Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers

5 Master Class Series courses covering:

  • Business planning you can implement
  • Improving Profit/Waste reduction
  • Leadership
  • Change success
  • Team development

Courses are undertaken at the VTA Academy’s purpose built training facility that is conveniently located at our Port Melbourne office.

If you have a specific requirement for a course or wish to run one of our courses specifically for your business please contact to discuss your requirements.

VTA training calendar January to June 2018

  Duration    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
CoR – Awareness 4 hours     7       9  
CoR – Awareness for Managers & Customers 3 hours       7       6
CoR – Fatigue Management 4 hours     17       4    
CoR – Load Restraint 4 hours     24       11    
CoR – Safe Loads 4 hours     14       16  
CoR – Sub-Contractor Management 4 hours       14       20
Transition to Transport 8 hours     31   28   28   18   30   27
Incident Management Workshop 4 hours       21      
Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers 4 hours     21        
Master Class – Business planning you can implement 6 hours     13        
Master Class – Improving Profit/Waste reduction 6 hours       15      
Master Class – Coaching & Developing People 4 hours           17  
Master Class – Leadership Skills 6 hours             14
Prescribed Industrial Waste 8 hours 16,30 09,27 08,24 10,19 07,19,31 07,26



Training at the VTA

    Driver Delivery
    21 March
    Incident Management Workshop 2018
    04 April
    Chain of Responsibility – Fatigue Management April 2018
    11 April
    Chain of Responsibility – Load Restraints April 2018
    09 May
    Chain of Responsibility – Awareness May 2018
    16 May
    Chain of Responsibility – Safe Loads May 2018
    17 May
    Master Class – Coaching and Developing People 2018
    06 June
    Chain of Responsibility – Awareness for Managers & Customers June 2018
    14 June
    Master Class – Leadership Skills 2018
    20 June
    Chain of Responsibility – Sub-Contractor Management June 2018