Want to go straight from your heavy vehicle license training into a full time permanent driving job?
If so, the Victorian Transport Association’s Driver Delivery Program is for you.
The Driver Delivery Program has been designed in consultation with the Transport Industry to give the industry what they want – skilled new-entrant drivers who have been exposed to those driving environments that they will come up against on a daily basis as a professional driver.
You can download a printable version of the Driver Delivery Program brochure.
Armstrongs offer a range of weekday and weekend courses. Depending on the amount of behind-the-wheel training you want, students can choose from the following course options.
|Driver Delivery Program||8 Days||Fully Subsidised|
*Approved program applicants will be expected to complete the Pre-Drive Licence Component prior to the commencement of their driver training. Pre-Drive sessions are delivered face-to-face by a qualified heavy vehicle trainer and are 4 hours in length during which students will be guided through the relevant information in preparation for their theory test and undergo off-road training and assessment. For those approved applicants who cannot complete their Pre-Drive Theory Session prior to the commencement of the driver training, Armstrongs must be notified. In such circumstances the approved applicant will be required to complete their Pre-Drive Theory Session at the commencement of their program and the amount of behind-the-wheel training that the approved candidate receives will be reduced by the amount of time that the individual approved applicant requires to successfully complete the Pre-Drive Theory Session and assessments.
^In order to achieve an employment outcome, approved applicants must attend interviews with prospective employers as nominated and arranged by the Victorian Transport Association (VTA). Any offer of employment is subject to the final approval of the prospective employer and normal hiring criteria apply.
The program has been designed so that approved applicants will obtain their Heavy Rigid (HR) or Heavy Combination (HC) licence during the program subject to the approved applicant satisfying standard VicRoads licensing criteria.
Once the approved applicant has obtained licensing standard, applicants will be introduced to advanced driving practices and principles and exposed to those driving environments that the applicant would ordinarily be exposed to on a daily basis as a professional driver.
Approved applicants will be expected to obtain a level of driving skill and knowledge far in excess of the standard VicRoads licensing standard. Applicants who successfully complete the program will therefore be expected to perform at a level comparable to that of a professional driver with 1-2 years of driving experience at the completion of their training.
Once an applicant has successfully completed their driver training and demonstrated that they possess high-level driving skills and knowledge, the Victorian Transport Association will work with its member organisations to place the approved candidate in a full-time permanent position.
Applicants must satisfy VicRoads licence eligibility in order to be considered for entry into the Driver Delivery Program.
Applicants entering the program at the HR level will need to purchase or download a copy of the Victorian Bus & Truck Handbook.
For applicants entering the program at the HC level all required training materials will be provided by Armstrongs upon the VTA’s confirmation of acceptance into the program.