Advance Driver Training - Code 10: Operate a Rigid Heavy Vehicle  

What is the purpose of this course?

The purpose of learning is to ensure safe, professional operation of rigid (no articulation points) heavy vehicles with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 3.5 tons. Credited learners can drive a specific type of rigid heavy vehicle in accordance with legal, safety, manufacturer and other relevant requirements and reflect on the manner in which the vehicle is operated. Competent drivers are able to preserve vehicles as assets, drive safely and defensively, and contribute significantly to the economy by transporting goods and/or passengers.

What will I learn?

Qualifying learners will be able to:

  • Preparing a rigid heavy vehicle for road transport trips according to specification.

  • Driving a rigid heavy vehicle in accordance with specified requirements.

  • Ensuring the maintenance of road transport service quality.

  • Handling unexpected situations according to specified procedures.

  • Reflecting on rigid heavy vehicle performance and own operation of vehicle against requirements.

  • Parking rigid heavy vehicle in accordance with specified requirements

What is the pre-requisite for this course?

It is assumed that you are competent in:

Communication at NQF Level 2. 

Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

How long will it take me?

150 Notional hours

(15 Credits. Each credit = 10 hours)

What do I get?

A certificate of competence and your results will be uploaded on the NLRD (National Learner Database)

SAQA QUAL ID:  123253

NQF Level: 3

Credits: 15


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