MITO has launched three new commercial road transport micro-credentials. Designed for individuals already working in the commercial road transport industry, the micro-credentials offer learners the chance to gain NZQA recognition of specific skills.

“The commercial road transport industry has a significant workforce shortage. We’ve worked alongside industry to develop a suite of micro-credentials to help new talent transition to the industry and to continue to grow their skills, staircasing to formal qualifications,” says MITO Chief Executive Janet Lane. “The Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund currently provides free fees for the qualifications, so we are also offering free fees for these micro-credentials until 30 June 2021.”

The Commercial Road Transport – Mass and Dimensions Micro-credential (Level 3) takes four weeks to complete and provides learners with the foundation knowledge required to understand vehicle mass, dimensions and High Productivity Motor Vehicle permits for drivers.

The Commercial Road Transport – Heavy Combination Vehicle Loading Fundamentals Micro-credential (Level 3) takes four weeks to complete. The programme covers the knowledge required to understand heavy combination vehicle dynamics, safe driving, loading principles and procedures.

The Commercial Road Transport – Driver Safety Micro-credential (Level 4) takes five weeks to complete and includes unit standards covering understanding fatigue and health factors affecting the performance of commercial road transport drivers and safe night driving.

These three new micro-credentials join the Introduction to Commercial Road Transport Micro-credential, which was launched last year and is aimed at anyone interested in joining the industry.

The micro-credentials are completed fully online, meaning that learners can access their programme at any time and from any device.

Introductory special! Free fees until 30 June 2021.