Training Courses

The VTA offer a range of training programs covering driver training to introduce new people to the transport industry and place them into permanent jobs and a range of VTA courses for management, supervisors and operational employees.

Driver Delivery Program

The Driver Delivery program is 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 no cost to participants and employers.

The Driver Delivery program is an intensive eight-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.  For a copy of the Flyer go to this LINK.

VTA Courses

The VTA 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:

7 Chain of Responsibility courses :

  • Safety Management System
  • Awareness
  • Awareness for Managers & Customers
  • Fatigue Management
  • Load Restraint
  • Safe Loads
  • Sub-Contractor Management

2 courses covering operational issues:

  • Incident Management Workshop
  • Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers

4 Master Class Series courses covering:

  • Business planning you can implement
  • Improving customer service
  • Coaching and Developing People
  • Leadership Skills

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.  This course is available by appointment. For details please contact the VTA

Courses are undertaken at the VTA’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.

A summary of the VTA’s training  for Jan to  June 2019 is available here.

A summary of the VTA’s training for July to Dec 2019 is available here.

VTA training calendar.  January to June 2019

  Duration Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
CoR – Awareness 4 hours   7     13  
CoR – Awareness for Managers & Customers 4 hours     4     4
CoR – Fatigue Management 4 hours 17     2    
CoR – Load Restraint 4 hours 24     9    
CoR – Safe Loads 4 hours   14     20  
CoR – Sub-Contractor Management 4 hours     11     11
COR – Safety Management Systems 4 hours 31   18   27  
Incident Management Workshop 4 hours   21   16    
Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers 4 hours     25   14 14
Master Class – Business planning you can implement 6 hours   14        
Master Class – Improving customer service 4 hours     19      
Master Class – Coaching & Developing People 4 hours       17    
Master Class – Leadership Skills 4 hours         21  
Prescribed Industrial Waste   23, 30 3,6,13,20,27   3,10,17,24   1,5,8,15,22,29     12,19,26 3,10,17

Training at the VTA

    Driver Delivery
    19 September
    Master Class – Improving Customer Service 2019 Courses – 19th September 2019
    25 September
    Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers 2019 Courses – 25th September 2019
    02 October
    Chain of Responsibility – Fatigue Management 2019 Courses – 2nd October 2019
    09 October
    Chain of Responsibility – Load Restraints 2019 Courses – 9th October 2019
    16 October
    Incident Management Workshop 2019 Courses – 16th October 2019
    17 October
    Master Class – Coaching and Developing People 2019 Courses – 17th October 2019
    13 November
    Chain of Responsibility – Awareness 2019 Courses – 13th November 2019
    14 November
    Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers 2019 Courses – 14th November 2019
    20 November
    Chain of Responsibility – Safe Loads 2019 Courses – 20th November 2019
    21 November
    Master Class – Leadership Skills 2019 Courses – 21st November 2019