A dangerous goods drivers license is required for the transport of dangerous goods:
- in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500L
- if there is more than 500kg in a single receptacle
- where the total capacity of all IBCs is more than 3000L or where any IBC is filled or emptied whilst on the vehicle
This training program is based on the ADG Code 7.6 and the relative requirements of Jurisdictional Competent Authorities to enable drivers to apply for and obtain a Licence to Transport Dangerous Goods by road.
The course covers all aspects of the ADG Code together with relevant legislation, including Dangerous Goods classifications, placarding, stowage and load restraint, segregation and compatibility, emergency procedures, and licensing requirements.
The course also covers the responsibilities of drivers, consignors, owners, and other personnel involved in the transport of dangerous goods.
Employers may require additional internal training for drivers and consignors.
On achieving competence in this unit, further industry-specific training will be required to satisfy legislative requirements to transport DG.
The elements of this course are delivered based on the requirements for underpinning knowledge and practical requirements for readying equipment and documentation.
Course delivery is over 2 days as mandated by the State Competent Authorities.
The overall course structure is listed below. There is a mandatory assessment as part of the course. A Statement of Attainment will be issued by the RTO on the successful completion of the course.
Once the course Statement of Attainment has been received, drivers have 6 months to obtain a medical certificate for Dangerous Goods licensing and present the application for DG license, medical certificate and Statement of Attainment to Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld) to apply for a DG license.
Courses available in Queensland and Northern Territory.