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Heavy Combination

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(HC)TLIC3005 - Drive heavy combination vehicle

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to drive a heavy combination vehicle safely including systematic and efficient control of all vehicle functions, monitoring of traffic and road conditions, management of vehicle condition and performance, coupling and uncoupling of trailer, and effective management of hazardous situations. Assessment of this unit is conducted by our assessors within a licensing examination conducted by, or under the authority of, the relevant state/territory Road Traffic Authority. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

Required skills

  • Communicate effectively with others when driving a heavy combination vehicle
  • Read and interpret instructions, procedures, information and signs relevant to the driving of a heavy combination vehicle
  • Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work
  • Complete documentation related to the driving of a heavy combination vehicle
  • Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol
  • Work collaboratively with others when driving a heavy combination vehicle
  • Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others
  • Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems, faults or malfunctions that may occur when driving a heavy combination vehicle in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • Implement contingency plans for unexpected events that may arise when driving a heavy combination vehicle
  • Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during work activities
  • Monitor and anticipate traffic hazards and take appropriate action
  • Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • Apply fatigue management knowledge and techniques
  • Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
  • Operate and adapt to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Apply map reading and road navigation techniques to the operation of a heavy combination vehicle
  • Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards
  • Monitor performance of vehicle, its trailers and its equipment and take appropriate action where required
  • Check and replenish fluids and carry out lubrication processes in the course of work activities