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

1 course covering operational issues:

  • Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers

5 Master Class Series courses covering:

  • Business planning you can implement
  • Improving customer service
  • Coaching and Developing People
  • Leadership Skills
  • Maximising the Value of Business

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 January to June 2020 is available here.

VTA training calendar.  January to June 2020:

  Duration Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
CoR – Awareness 4 hours         6  
CoR – Awareness for Managers & Customers 4 hours     4     3
CoR – Fatigue Management 4 hours       1    
CoR – Load Restraint 4 hours       22    
CoR – Safe Loads 4 hours         13  
CoR – Sub-Contractor Management 4 hours     11     10
COR – Safety Management Systems 4 hours     25   27  
Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers 4 hours     18     17
Master Class – Business planning you can implement 6 hours            
Master Class – Improving customer service 4 hours     12      
Master Class – Coaching & Developing People 4 hours         21  
Master Class – Leadership Skills 4 hours       2   11
Prescribed Industrial Waste – Registration Link     25,22 3,17,24,31 7 & 21  2,5,12,

Training at the VTA

    Driver Delivery
    04 March
    Chain of Responsibility – Awareness for Managers & Customers – 4th March 2020
    11 March
    Chain of Responsibility – Sub-Contractor Management – 11th March 2020
    12 March
    Master Class – Improving Customer Service – 12th March 2020
    18 March
    Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers – 18th March 2020
    25 March
    Chain of Responsibility – Safety Management Systems – 25th March 2020
    01 April
    Chain of Responsibility – Fatigue Management – 1st April 2020
    02 April
    Master Class – Maximising Value of Business – 2nd April 2020
    22 April
    Chain of Responsibility – Load Restraint – 22nd April 2020
    06 May
    Chain of Responsibility – Awareness – 6th May 2020
    13 May
    Chain of Responsibility – Safe Loads – 13th May 2020