Study Transport and become a fully competent and highly capable heavy vehicle licence holder. Learn everything you need to know about operating heavy vehicles from commercial road transport regulations to route planning and communication.
With a transport qualification from Otago Polytechnic, you will graduate with the ability to join the road transport industry as a heavy rigid vehicle or heavy combination vehicle operator. Learn everything you need to know about operating heavy vehicles from commercial road transport rules and regulations to health and safety, technical fuel-efficient driving, route planning and communication, and loading and unloading procedures.
The biggest point of difference at Otago Polytechnic is the practical experience you’ll gain as you study. You will be fully supported in your workplace learning through workplace visits, supervised assessments, and regular one-on-one communication.
Engineering, Trades and Pre-trades
28 Weeks Full-time
Heavy Combination Vehicle Operator, Heavy Rigid Vehicle Driver
New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Level 4) (Road Transport) or (Plant and Equipment)
4 Years Part-time
Studied alongside an apprenticeship
Qualified Automotive Technician specialising in heavy vehicles
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