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 covering:

  • Awareness
  • Awareness for Managers & Customers
  • Fatigue Management
  • Load Restraint
  • Safe Loads
  • Sub-Contractor Management
  • Incident Management Workshop
  • Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers

5 Master Class Series courses covering:

  • Business planning you can implement
  • Improving Profit/Waste reduction
  • Leadership
  • Change success
  • Team development

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.

Training Calendar – July to December 2017

Duration    Jul    Aug    Sep   Oct    Nov   Dec
Chain of Responsibility:
Awareness 4 hours     9    11     6
Awareness for Managers & Customers 4 hours    13     8
Fatigue Management 4 hours    16
Load Restraint 4 hours    12    18
Safe Loads 4 hours    20    13
Sub-Contractor Management 4 hours    19    15

Master Class:

Business planning you can implement 6 hours    20
Improving Profit/Waste reduction 6 hours    15
Leadership Skills 6 hours    14
Change success 2 hours    17
Team development 6 hours    14
Other VTA Courses
Transition to Transport 8 hours    26    30    27    25    29
Incident Management Workshop 4 hours     5     4
Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers 4 hours    23    22
Prescribed Industrial Waste 8 hours  13,27  8,19,29  5,19 5,21 2,16,30 7,16



Training at the VTA

    Driver Delivery
    27 September
    Transition to Transport
    04 October
    Incident Management Workshop
    11 October
    CoR – Awareness
    17 October
    Master Class – Change success
    18 October
    CoR Load Restraints
    08 November
    CoR – Awareness for Managers & Customers
    14 November
    Master Class – Building an Effective Team
    15 November
    CoR Subcontractor Management
    22 November
    Pallet Management for Pallet Controllers
    06 December
    CoR – Awareness