Industry leaders in commercial road transport – we need your expertise!

We’ve been reviewing a suite of qualifications for the Commercial Road Transport industry to determine if they are fit for purpose for this dynamic sector.

Throughout the qualification review, different technical advisory groups, made up of industry subject matter experts, industry associations and training providers, were formed to focus on specialised areas of commercial road transport.

Feedback from industry identified that more flexible training options are required for people to upskill depending on their previous experience and skill sets. Due to the long hours prevalent in commercial road transport, smaller chunks of training were recommended to improve accessibility to training.

With this in mind, six new micro-credentials have been developed. Four of the micro-credentials are aimed at specific roles within the industry including dispatch operations, workplace driver trainer (non-licensing) and operations manager. The communication micro-credentials will provide transferable skills for people working in a variety of roles across commercial road transport and logistics.

We propose the following six micro-credentials – and we need to know what you think:

  • Introduction to dispatch operations for commercial road transport (Level 3)
  • Workplace communication skills for commercial road transport or logistics (level 3)
  • Workplace communication strategies for commercial road transport or logistics (level 4)
  • Data collection and analysis for commercial road transport (Level 4)
  • Workplace driver trainer skills for commercial road transport (level 4)
  • Health and safety, and regulatory compliance for commercial road transport (level 4)

As a result of the review, we have also identified minor changes to the commercial road transport qualifications. In addition, we propose to expire the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Senior Driver) (Level 5), as there are no active programmes leading to this qualification and it is unlikely to be used in the future.

If you work in this industry or are a provider, we would like your opinion about these updated qualifications and new micro-credentials.

Tell us in our survey before it closes at midday on Friday 24 May 2024 and help us confirm that these micro-credentials reflect what is needed now and in the future.

  • Commercial Road Transport Qualifications Survey – Click here
  • Commercial Road Transport Micro-credentials Survey – Click here

If you would like to be kept in the loop about the progress of these micro-credentials or any other developments at Hanga-Aro-Rau, leave your contact details at the end of the survey and we’ll be in touch!