Operate A Heavy Duty Vehicle

Driver Training

SAQA ID : 123254/123253

Course Introduction

A comprehensive practical and theoretical programme in road safety and defensive driver training – Operate A Heavy Duty Vehicle – for Heavy Rigid and/ or Articulated/ Combination Vehicles.

Qualification Title: Operate a Heavy-Duty Vehicle

Unit Standard ID: 123254

NQF Level: 4

No of Credits: 20


Unit Standard ID: 123253

NQF Level: 4

No. of Credits: 15

This is a comprehensive practical and theoretical programme on road safety and defensive driving for rigid and/or articulated/combination vehicles. It aims to improve driving skills and driver attitudes. The aim is to increase learner knowledge and understanding of road safety, to prepare them to react in the best possible way when faced with unexpected situations, and to become more aware of other road users.

Communication and Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3

By the end of the course, the learners will understand:

  • preparing a vehicle combination/ rigid vehicle for road transport trips according to specification
  • driving a vehicle combination/rigid vehicle in accordance with specified requirements
  • ensuring the maintenance of road transport service quality
  • handling unexpected situations according to specified procedures
  • parking vehicle combination in accordance with specified requirements
  • coupling and uncoupling a drawing vehicle and trailer/s according to specified procedures.


3 days

Proof of 100 driving hours required in order to achieve the accredited certificate

Code C, C1 and EC and EC1 drivers that operate a heavy rigid, an articulated or vehicle combination

R 1 950.00 per person

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