MITO launches two new training programmes for the commercial road transport industry

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 26, 2019

MITO has released two new innovative training programmes that lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) (Level 3). Designed in consultation with industry, the new qualifications will strengthen the training opportunities within the commercial road transport industry.

The New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills is for entry-level employees who will learn how to undertake tasks such as vehicle loading, yard person duties and basic driving as directed. The New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) provides the skills and knowledge to safely and competently operate heavy rigid vehicles or heavy combination vehicles. This programme goes beyond vehicle licence requirements to enable improved job performance and enhanced employment opportunities – whether the learner is new to the commercial road transport industry or an existing heavy vehicle driver.

“These are the first two programmes in a suite of commercial road transport programmes MITO will be releasing this year,” says MITO chief executive Janet Lane. “MITO is committed to workforce development and with entry level programmes on offer through to ones suited for those with more experience, they provide an enticing career pathway for those in the industry.”

Both training programmes include a mix of practical training and assessment, undertaken in the workplace, with eLearning providing learners the ability to complete theory elements of the programme in their own time using a mobile phone, tablet or PC.