The course follows Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBA)
Under CBA, operators will be trained to a curriculum to make them more professional in the following areas:
- Basic driving skills
- Apply road rules
- Safe driving Drive in traffic
- Open road
- Load restraints
- Coupling and uncoupling
- Vehicles loaded to 75% of capacity
These competencies are in line with the National Core Competencies for Heavy Vehicle Drivers. The system is designed to address not only the manipulative skills of driving a heavy vehicle but also observation, anticipation and attitudes.
There are competencies that require the vehicle to be loaded to 75% of its GVM, secure a load, pre and post departure checks and reversing manoeuvres.
How the system works
The operators must approach the RMS to complete their Knowledge Test for Heavy Vehicles. All Professional driving school's instructor/assessor will train the operators to the system. When they are up to the required skills he will assess them and if they are competent, he will sign them off.
If not competent yet we only train in the areas that they are not competent in. After the operator completes the CBA our trainer will sign off the log book. The operator then goes to the RMS to be issued with an upgraded licence.