New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Haulage Class 1 Pilot)

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Automotive Vehicle Operations


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Entry requirements

People intending to enter this qualification must hold at least a Class 1 full driver's licence.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the heavy haulage industry with people who have the competencies to safely and successfully pilot trips involving specialist heavy haulage combination vehicles with overdimension and overweight loads requiring a Class 1 certified pilot.

This qualification is targeted at people who are interested or involved in the heavy haulage industry and who may already be certified as a Class 2 pilot. Learners will benefit by having a qualification that enables improved job performance and enhanced employment opportunities in the field of heavy haulage.

The award of this qualification may be used as evidence to support an application to the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to become a Class 1 certified pilot.

This qualification does not permit the holder to drive a motor vehicle on New Zealand roads without a current relevant driver licence issued by the NZTA.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Automotive Engineering and Technology at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Fax: (04) 494 0006

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