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 :

  • 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 Profit and Waste reduction
  • Coaching and Developing People
  • Leadership Skills

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 July to June 2018

Duration Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
CoR – Awareness 4 hours 1 14
CoR – Awareness for Managers & Customers 4 hours 5 5
CoR – Fatigue Management 4 hours 4 3
CoR – Load Restraint 4 hours 11 10
CoR – Safe Loads 4 hours 15 21
CoR – Sub-Contractor Management 4 hours 12 12
Transition to Transport (course to be confirmed) 8 hours 25 29 26 31 28
Incident Management Workshop 5 hours 23 22
Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers 4 hours 20
Master Class – Business planning you can implement 6 hours 19 15
Master Class – Improving Profit/Waste reduction 6 hours 15
Master Class – Coaching & Developing People 4 hours 20
Master Class – Leadership Skills 6 hours 18
Prescribed Industrial Waste 8 hours 3,7,17,24 7,21,28 01,04,18,25 02,09,30 10,13,20,27 04,11,18


Training at the VTA

    Driver Delivery
    14 November
    Chain of Responsibility – Awareness November 2018
    15 November
    Master Class – Business planning you can implement 2018
    21 November
    Chain of Responsibility – Safe Loads November 2018
    22 November
    Incident Management Workshop November 2018
    05 December
    Chain of Responsibility – Awareness for Managers & Customers December 2018
    12 December
    Chain of Responsibility – Sub-Contractor Management December 2018