NZTA Approved Courses

The courses you can take to move through to the next licence class without having to wait the minimum time period.Whether it’s a bus, shuttle, taxi or another vehicle, if you carry passengers for some type of fee, your driver licence must include a current passenger (P) endorsement.

 

 
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►Heavy Vehicles Approved Courses (classes 2,3,4,5)
►Endorsements  Approved Courses "P", "V", "I",
►Endorsement approved courses "F","R" ,"T" ,"W"
►Area Knowledge Certificate for taxi drivers
►Defensive Driving Course  
►Defensive Driver Course for Experienced Driver
 
 Information about Transport service Licence
  

Approved NZTA Accelerated courses for Class 2&4 - 3&5 heavy vehicle licence 

 

 If you want to drive heavy vehicles, you have to obtain the appropriate learner license (class 2, 3, 4 or 5) before driving. The license class you need to obtain depends on the weight of the vehicle you want to drive.  

Driver Licensing Courses 

Heavy vehicle driver licences are needed to drive a wide range of vehicles including trucks and trailers, buses, large mobile homes, mobile cranes, fire engines, forklifts, heavy tractors, self-powered agricultural and construction machines and vehicles with pivot steering.

There are four different heavy vehicle driver licences (Classes 2-5), each based on the type of vehicle (rigid or combination) and the weight of the vehicle:

for heavy vehicle classes and licence chart click here

Learner licence Theory test questions
 
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The approved courses

for heavy vehicle classes are aligned with unit standards on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) framework. If you successfully complete a course, you have the opportunity to have the standard you've achieved count towards a national certificate as well as a driver license.

if you want a class 2, 3, 4 or 5 licence, you will need to get a full Class 1 licence first. Participants must hold a Class 2 Learner (2L) Driver Licence to attend this course.

 
Complete the approved NZTA licencing course for full Licence
 
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The course is  includes:

I)  Indoor theory sessions (to enable achievement of mandatory unit standards) and
II)  Practical in-vehicle driving assessment.
Course Duration: 2 to 3 days
course pricing :   from $690

Candidates are required to:

 i) Study the Handbook and complete a pre-learn prior to attending the course, demonstrate an understanding of related legislative acts and the information contained in the Handbook required to obtain the Class 2 full Licence.
ii) Record this information in an assessment schedule. 

 Theory section:  

I) Demonstrate knowledge of driver licensing requirements for Class2 or 4 or 3 or 5 Full Licence
II) Demonstrate knowledge of driving hours law and complete driving hour logbook. 
III) Complete an assessment paper and fill in logbook page covering 5 days from scenario supplied.

 course participants are trained and assessed against two NZQA unit standards:

 24089 - Demonstrate knowledge of driving hours law ,Fatigue Management and complete driver logbook

17574 - Demonstrate knowledge of driver licensing requirements for Class2 full Licence

17575 (Class 3), 17576 (Class 4), 17577 (Class 5)

 Practical Assessment 

(all the required Training will be given)

Unit No. 17574 (class2), 17575 (Class 3), 17576 (Class 4), 17577 (Class 5) Driver Licence requires you to have knowledge and skills to:

i)      Inspect a heavy rigid motor vehicle for legal compliance.
ii)     Drive a heavy motor vehicle in different traffic and road conditions.
iii)    Manoeuvre a heavy rigid vehicle in reverse.
iv)     Park and secure a heavy rigid vehicle.
v)      To maintain a driving hours logbook .
Courses are conducted in North Shore (weekly) and (given sufficient numbers) in Auckland Central Unit or elsewhere throughout Auckland.
When you've completed the course, take your course certificate to a New Zealand Transport Agency driver licensing agent and apply for a full license .You don't need to sit in a practical test.

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The relevant course unit standards are:

Course Unit standards
Class 2 17574 (Class 2) and 24089* (fatigue management, work time and logbooks)
Class 3 17575 (Class 3) and 24089*
Class 4 17576 (Class 4) and 24089*
Class 5 17577 (Class 5) and 24089*

*Required unless successfully completed within the previous 12 months with an approved driver licensing course provider.

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NZTA Approved Passenger Endorsement courses

Licence Endorsement courses

All courses are aligned with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) framework, as shown in the table below. Our courses are also registered NZQA Unit Standards, which mean you have the opportunity to have the unit standards you achieve count towards a national certificate as well as a driver license endorsement.

Successfully completing the course is only one requirement in obtaining the endorsement type Course on your driver license.

 How to apply for Passenger endorsement ?click here


I want to apply for NZTA Approved Passenger Endorsement  Course


Driver Licence Passenger Endorsement Course

This NZ Transport Agency approved passenger endorsement course assesses candidates against New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) unit standards specified by NZ Transport Agency so as to confirm that they have the to the required level of competency to hold a Passenger (“P”) endorsed Driver Licence. Trainees must as a minimum hold a current full Class 1 Driver Licence for 2 years to attend this course.
Duration :1 to 2 days

Pricing:     From $400

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The Candidates are required to:

i) Study the Handbook and complete a pre-learn prior to attending the course, demonstrate an understanding of related legislative acts and the information contained in the Handbook required to obtain the Passenger endorsement.
ii) Record this information in an assessment schedule.

This course has one section:

Theory section:  

I) Demonstrate knowledge of driver licensing requirements for Endorsement P Passenger
II) Demonstrate knowledge of driving hours law and complete driving hour logbook. 
III) Complete an assessment paper and fill in logbook page covering 5 days from scenario supplied.

 course participants are trained and assessed against two NZQA unit standards:

 24089 - Demonstrate knowledge of driving hours law ,Fatigue Management and complete driver logbook

17579 - Demonstrate knowledge of driver licensing requirements for endorsement P (Passenger)

 At the successful completion of the course participants will be issued with a NZ Transport Agency Driver Licence & Endorsement Certificate. This Certificate, together with the required driver licensing fee, must be presented to a Driver Licensing Agent within 60 days of issue to gain their Driver Licence endorsement for this qualification.for more information visit P endorsements for carrying passengers in our web site

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Courses are conducted in Takapuna (weekly) and (given sufficient numbers) in Auckland Central or elsewhere throughout Auckland

►Apply for passenger endorsement  to NZTA at driver licencing agent
 

Endorsement type

Course unit standards

Passenger ('P') 17579 and 24089*
Vehicle recovery ('V') 17580 and 24089*
Dangerous goods ('D') 16718
Forklift ('F') 18496
Rollers ('R') 16702
Tracks ('T') 16703
Wheels ('W') 16701
Driving instructor ('I') 16646, 16647, 14511, 14521, 14523, 20179, 20180, 3466

*Required unless successfully completed within the previous 12 months with an approved driver licensing course provider.

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Taxi drivers and Area knowledge certificates

 
 
As a taxi driver, you are required to hold a current passenger (P) endorsement on your driver Licence, and hold and display a current photo driver identification card.

If you work in certain defined areas, you will also be required to hold an area knowledge certificate for the area or areas in which the taxi organization you work for operates.

 An area knowledge certificate is a certificate that shows you have passed a general knowledge test relating to the area or areas your taxi organization operates in. It also shows that you have demonstrated an ability to communicate in the English language. for more details about  Area knowledge testclick here

If you have been working as a taxi driver before 1 October 2006, and hold one of the area knowledge certificates required, you will be considered to hold all the area knowledge certificates for that area.

If you started working as a taxi driver after 1 October 2006, you will need to obtain the remaining area knowledge certificates by 1 April 2008 or complete the new metropolitan test for that area.


  

I wan to Apply for Approved NZTA Areaknowledge course

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Complete the area knowledge course

Candidates are required to:

 i) Study the Handbook and complete a pre-learn prior to attending the course, demonstrate an understanding of related legislative acts and the information contained in the Handbook required to obtain Are Knoeledge for taxi drivers

ii) Record this information in an assessment schedule. 

Duration: Half Day to 1day
Pricing:     from $290+GST

what is involve in Area knowledge test?

The Area Knowledge Test

 ►English language requirements

All taxi drivers are required to have the ability to communicate to passengers and others in English.

While the area knowledge certificate tests taxi drivers' English skills, the NZTA can request additional English language testing if there are reasonable grounds to suggest that a driver isn't able to communicate adequately with passengers. This applies whether or not an area knowledge certificate is required.

  Test for Auckland,Wellington Metropolitan areas

The objective and rational behind gaining Area Knowledge Certificates is that Candidates gain a “big picture” of the Auckland Metropolitan Area for themselves, by researching, finding the relevant answers and being able to respond appropriately in terms of the knowledge they gather. This ensures that they can then give a reasonable standard of service to their customers.
 
The papers are your “Study Guide” for the Auckland Metropolitan Area Knowledge Certificate as approved by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) for Top Gear Driver Training New Zealand Ltd.
 
Gaining your Area Knowledge Certificate is through self research and learning using these pre-set questions. It is up to you to find and remember the answers and prepare your self for exam.

►with Top Gear DTNZ you are allowed to use electronic devices for exam .

When you apply to sit this test with Top Gear DTNZ Ltd, we will give you the complete set of Study Guid (all the possible questions you could be asked). Use this information to study for the test.

 we will test you on all of the following things.

► Objective 1 – English
      Exercise 1 – Complete a form and/or official document – Enrolment Form
      Exercise 2 – Read and discuss a short text – At beginning of Assessment
      Exercise 3 – Understanding verbal instructions – In Objective 2
      Exercise 4 – Explaining a situation to a customer – In Objective 7
Objective 2 – Select the most advantageous route –
Objective 3 – Location of landmarks
Objective 4 – Arterial Roads
Objective 5 – Understanding a road map
Objective 6 – Geographic knowledge
Objective 7 – Navigation skill
Objective 8 – Taxi ranks

►For more details about  Area knowledge test and objectivesclick here

Courses are conducted in Takapuna (weekly) and (given sufficient numbers) in Auckland Central or elsewhere throughout Auckland.

 RESOURCES
 
The resources available for research, include (but are not limited to): -
 
►The map book  - KIWIMAPS, Large Print – Latest Version
 
►Internet maps –
  www.wises.co.nz
  Google
  Internet Search Engines
 
►Electronic Devices
 GPS,Nav Man, Tom Tom, iPhone ....

► Council and Community Organisation’s web sites a information centres

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