Struggling to find work. Struggling to get the money together to pay for your truck training or a truck licence. A government subsidised truck training course can be a great way to enhance your skills and open up new job opportunities. Australia’s truck driver shortage means it’s now easier to find a job. But obtaining a government subsidised training place or other financial help is becoming less attractive when undertaking training for your new career.
Truck Licence only courses do not attracted Government subsidies
We must stress that a government subsidised course are for full qualifications only as defined by the national training standards. Some subsidised qualifications can take over 6 months to complete with the majority of them taking 12 to 24 months to complete. These time frames are defined by government regulation and the national training standards.
While the Certificate III in Driving Operations can include the skills and knowledge required for a truck licence, we understand that this can be a long time and a quicker option needs to be arranged.
For this reason we are able to offer all eligible applicants an opportunity to apply for one of our stand alone truck licences. Please note that these stand alone courses are not subsidised by a government subsidy.
For further information about our various truck courses, visit one of the links below:
- Licence to Drive a Light Rigid Vehicle
- Licence to Drive a Medium Rigid Vehicle
- Licence to Drive a Heavy Rigid Vehicle
- Licence to Drive a Heavy Combination Vehicle
- Licence to Drive a Multi-Combination Vehicle
How can a business or individual take advantage of a Government subsidised truck training qualification
A number of programs are operated by state governments throughout Victoria in collaboration with driver training centres, which work with individuals of various backgrounds as well as small-to-medium-sized businesses. Such programs have enabled many men and women to make rewarding career changes. You will need to check your eligibility for government subsidies before applying, which are dependent on factors such as age, citizenship or residency, driving experience and prior educational history.
What do government subsidised truck training courses cover?
When you or your employees enrol in truck courses, you will learn valuable practical and theoretical skills in training exercises and classroom environments. Courses cover aspects of truck driving such as driver safety, technical skills as well as the importance of having the right type of licence. You should check that your driver course will lead to you obtaining the specific licence you desire, from light rigid to multi-combination vehicles or forklifts and other industrial machinery.
My staff may require multiple course. Can government subsidised training course help?
Training courses are designed to meet the individuals and businesses needs. The government subsidies should be used to help fund the main portion of the costs, however, you will need to contribute to the overall costs. With that stated, the Victorian government will allow individuals to enrol into 2 subsidised courses per calendar year.
How do I get more Information about the Certificate III in Driving Operations course?
If you require further information, you can:
- Fill in the ‘Contact Us’ form below.
- Visit our Website.
- Call our Office on 1300 843 387.