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.

VTA Cadetship Program 2019.  The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) in conjunction with Victoria University is once again offering its highly-acclaimed VTA Cadetship Program in 2019.

This program is delivered through a unique blended learning program that matches young and motivated candidates with VTA transport companies and delivers a Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics qualification.

It is important to attract young people into our dynamic industry and this is one very positive way of achieving this goal.  The VTA facilitates this pathway for candidates and its member organisations.  Effective adult learning is very much about ensuring the program’s content is relevant and applicable to the ‘real’ world.

The benefits for employers include: reduced cost and financial support due to Government funding; VTA’s management of all administrative elements; the delivery of long term, hardworking and competent employees; and an opportunity to professionally develop either a new or an existing employee.

Further detail are available at the following LINK or by contacting Deborah Hogg at the VTA on 9646 8590 or

For a video outlining the cadetship program please go to this LINK.

Driver Delivery 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 is available here.

VTA training calendar.  January to June 2019

Duration Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
CoR – Awareness 4 hours 8
CoR – Awareness for Managers & Customers 4 hours 6 5
CoR – Fatigue Management 4 hours 3
CoR – Load Restraint 4 hours 10
CoR – Safe Loads 4 hours 15
CoR – Sub-Contractor Management 4 hours 13 12
COR – Safety Management Systems 4 hours 27 27 17 29 26
Incident Management Workshop 4 hours 22
Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers 4 hours 20 19
Master Class – Business planning you can implement 6 hours
Master Class – Improving customer service 4 hours 14
Master Class – Coaching & Developing People 4 hours 16
Master Class – Leadership Skills 4 hours 13
Prescribed Industrial Waste 8 hours 19,26 5,19,26 2,6,9,16,30 7,14,21,28 4,15,18,25

Training at the VTA

    Driver Delivery
    08 May
    Chain of Responsibility – Awareness 2019 Courses
    15 May
    Chain of Responsibility – Safe Loads 2019 Courses
    16 May
    Master Class – Coaching and Developing People 2019 Courses
    22 May
    Incident Management Workshop 2019 Courses
    29 May
    Chain of Responsibility – Safety Management Systems Workshop 2019 Courses
    05 June
    Chain of Responsibility – Awareness for Managers & Customers 2019 Courses
    12 June
    Chain of Responsibility – Sub-Contractor Management 2019 Courses
    13 June
    Master Class – Leadership Skills 2019 Courses
    19 June
    Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers 2019 Courses
    26 June
    Chain of Responsibility – Safety Management Systems Workshop 2019 Courses