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Exciting First-Time Program in Albany Equips Students for the Transport and Logistics Industry

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In a fresh initiative, 10 students from various backgrounds in Albany have embarked on a transformative journey to enter the world of transport and logistics. Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set is designed to equip them with the skills and experience necessary to thrive in the industry.

In this 6-week program, students have delved into essential aspects of the transport and logistics industry. This includes mastering the art of truck and trailer inspection, as well as honing their skills in cargo handling, ensuring the secure loading, and unloading of goods for safe transport. They have also tackled the critical issue of work fatigue management, learning effective strategies to combat fatigue, particularly vital for long-haul driving. Additionally, students have gained a deep understanding of the intricacies surrounding the chain of responsibility within the transport and logistics sector. These diverse components of the program will equip them with a well-rounded skill set to thrive in the industry.

“There is now a waitlist of over 30 people, and we are really excited to bring this course to the Albany Campus for the first time.  We are already planning for our 2024 intakes.” Erin Aslett the Albany Campus Training Operations Coordinator

One of the distinguishing features of this course is the extensive hands-on driving instruction. Students can practice their newly acquired skills in a variety of conditions and locations under the guidance of experienced and qualified drivers. With support from Total Harvesting the students have had access to equipment and trucks to help them gain practical, real world experience. This real-world experience is invaluable in preparing them for the challenges they will face in their future careers.

‘We’ve got people from all walks of life here, some are unemployed, some have been chef, or worked in other trades it’s a great mix’. - Lecturer of Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations John Rowe

Upon completion of the skill set, students can apply for one of the following licenses: Heavy Rigid, Heavy Combination, or Multi Combination class vehicle. Additionally, they may also apply for a forklift (LF) license, further expanding their skillset and career opportunities.

This program is not only a testament to the commitment of these students but also to the dedication of the trainers who are guiding them on their journey. The program's first run in Albany has already generated significant excitement, and it's expected to pave the way for a brighter future for these students and the transport and logistics industry.

Head here for information on entrance requirements and to express your interest in 2024