Operate a Vehicle Combination

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Training Programme Purpose

The purpose of learning is to ensure the safe and professional operation of vehicle combinations with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 3.5 tons, and consisting of a drawing vehicle and trailer/s. Credited learners can drive a specific vehicle combination in accordance with legal, safety, manufacturer and other relevant requirements and reflect on the manner in which the vehicle is operated.

Entry Requirements:
> Learners must have the appropriate driving license
> Code of conduct (Criminal)
> Medical fitness certificate
> Basic numeracy and literacy skills
> Learners must be over the age of 25
> Teaching language is English
> Physical requirements are set in accordance to occupational standards
> Ratio: Theory 1:10, Practical 1:4

Course Outline:

Day 1
Introduction to Operate a Vehicle Combination
> Prepare a Vehicle Combination for a Trip  
> Drive a Vehicle Combination 
> Couple & Uncouple the Drawing Vehicle and Trailers
> Handle Emergency Situations  

Day 2
Reflect on Vehicle and Driver Performance
> Road Transport Service Quality
> Summative Knowledge Assessments
> Summative Performance Assessments
> Summative Assessment Marking & Learner Feedback Sessions