If you consign, pack, load or receive goods as part of your business, you could be held legally liable for breaches of road transport laws even though you do not drive a heavy vehicle. In addition, corporate entities, directors, partners and managers are accountable for the actions of people under their control. This is the ‘Chain of Responsibility’ (COR).
Each person in the COR must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the driver of a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle does not drive on a road while impaired by fatigue or breach road transport laws relating to fatigue. In addition to this, each person in the COR must take all reasonable steps to ensure a heavy vehicle driver can perform his or her duties without breaching road transport laws.
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify, apply and follow chain of responsibility legislation, regulations and workplace procedures in relation to heavy vehicles as they apply to an individual’s own job role (drivers, schedulers, supervisors or managers.) This unit will prepare a learner to understand and explain the chain of responsibility features, applying the requirements, and identifying and reporting breaches in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and regulations or applicable state/territory law and regulations.
The primary legislative requirement of this unit of competency is the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL)
Ability to read, write and comprehend English text and complete basic mathematical calculations to at least the level of Australian year 10 schooling or equivalent.
- USI (unique student identifier) and photo identification
- Complete a short LL&N (Language, Literacy, and Numeracy) test to ensure you are at the required minimum skill level to be able to complete the course.
Fees & payment details
Course delivery location
Qld – Unit 1/25 Randall Street, Slacks Creek QLD 4127
Victoria – Shop 22, 15-23 Langhorne Street (Dandenong Hub), Dandenong, Victoria 3175