7311-11 Heavy Truck Driver
Drives heavy trucks, requiring specially endorsed classes of licence, to transport bulky goods and materials.
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing is required.
- manoeuvres vehicles into position for loading or unloading
- assists with or carries out loading or unloading operations, using various lifting or tipping devices
- estimates weights to comply with load limitations, and ensures safe distribution of weight
- ensures goods are stowed and securely covered, to prevent loss and damage
- verifies loading documents, checks condition of goods and obtains certification of deliveries
- checks destinations of goods, and determines most appropriate routes
- maintains logbooks detailing vehicle movements
- carries out minor maintenance to vehicles, and arranges major maintenance and repairs
- may transport dangerous goods, such as explosives or petroleum products
Road Train Driver