Training Courses

VWMA Prescribed Industrial Waste Training

All drivers transporting Prescribed Industrial Waste (PIW) in Victoria must receive a vehicle permit. This permit is provided by the Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA). 

Click here to download a Prescribed Industrial Waste Training Registration form.

During The COVID-19 Accreditation Is Via Postage

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in necessary restrictions on indoor gatherings. Therefore, we are unable to offer face to face training for drivers for until the current restrictions are eased.

To ensure drivers who either require training to enable their certificates to be re-issued (certificates last three years) or require training to enable a new certificate to be issued, the VWMA has developed a course pack which will be mailed to your driver.

Once restrictions ease, face to face PIW training will resume.

How Long Will The Course Take?

PIW Certificate takes one full day. The postage distance course can be completed when the driver is available. Once a registration and payment is received, certification typically takes five to seven days.

What Is Prescribed Industrial Waste?

Common Prescribed Industrial Wastes include;

  • All medical waste,
  • asbestos and asbestos contaminated materials,
  • Architectural and decorative paint,
  • Contaminated soil (Category A, B, C), and
  • Used oil filters.

When transporting flammable, dangerous or toxic materials, in some cases you may also need a Dangerous Goods Licence.

All Prescribed Industrial Waste must go to a facility licenced to receive it. It must also be tracked via the EPA Digital Waste Tracking Tool.

Movement Of Prescribed Industrial Waste Between States And Territories

The EPA provides advice to prescribed industrial waste (PIW) producers, consignors, transporters and receivers on their obligations and the steps to follow for movements of PIW from Victoria to another Australian State or Territory.

Where Can I Ask Questions?

For further information email or call us on 03 9646 8590.

Our office hours are 9am until 4.30pm – Monday to Friday.

VTA 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 – Get behind the wheel – a roadmap to a rewarding career

The Driver Delivery Program is supported by the Victorian Government and is run in conjunction with Armstrong’s Driver Education. The program is fully subsidised and this allows it to be offered at no cost to participants and employers.

This program will help prepare a participant to become a skilled and valued member of a transport team with a complete understanding of industry expectations. The industry needs drivers and the pathway to your rewarding career could be as close as participating in this heavy vehicle driver training program.

For details of the course please go to the Driver Delivery page

VTA Courses

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in necessary restrictions on indoor gatherings. The VTA and VWMA, therefore, will not be able to offer face to face training until the current restrictions are eased. 

The VTA have developed a number of Master Class (Management Development) courses that are being delivered by remote learning – refer below.

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

8 Master Class Series courses developed in conjunction with Mindshop delivered via remote learning covering:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Strategic planning 
  • Leadership development
  • Change success
  • Growth strategy
  • Coaching and Developing People
  • Profit improvement
  • Time management

For more information (including course details) and to register please refer to the registration form.

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.


VTA training calendar.  January to June 2020:

  Duration Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
CoR – Awareness 4 hours            
CoR – Awareness for Managers & Customers 4 hours            
CoR – Fatigue Management 4 hours            
CoR – Load Restraint 4 hours            
CoR – Safe Loads 4 hours            
CoR – Sub-Contractor Management 4 hours            
COR – Safety Management Systems 4 hours            
Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers 4 hours            
Master Class – Business planning you can implement              
Master Class – Improving customer service              
Master Class – Coaching & Developing People              
Master Class – Leadership Skills              
Prescribed Industrial Waste – Registration Link              

Training at the VTA