Dangerous Goods – General Awareness Course
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The Dangerous Goods General Awareness Course (also referred to as "Recognition and Properties of Dangerous Goods") provides participants with foundation knowledge needed when working with dangerous goods. This helps participant to understand the basic requirements of the various Dangerous Goods Regulations covering transport and/or storage.
Topics covered in this course include:
- The properties and hazards of the nine classes of DGs.
- Identification and handling of DGs.
- Safety precautions and equipment you may need to use when working with DGs.
- Laws and regulations which apply when working with DGs, including transport-related requirements when transporting DGs by road, rail, sea or air.
- The different responsibilities of all workers (including packers, consignors, drivers, loaders and prime contractors).
This is an introductory course. It is customised specifically to meet the needs and interests of the participants, and is delivered in a manner that ensures high levels of interest and learning retention.
This course may include some or all of the following delivery modes: classroom, online/eLearning, workplace or blended options.
Assessment requires a reasonable command of English and basic numeracy skills.
Note: Some personnel in specific roles (e.g. consignors, acceptance staff) may be required to further their training/qualification by completing Authority approved training courses (eg. AMSA- or IATA-approved). If you have a specialized role within the workplace, please visit our course library to view our offerings of role-specific dangerous goods training.
There are no pre-requisite qualifications for this course.
Assessment activities must all be conducted whilst communicating in English, and interpreters are not allowed to be used. Students require a reasonable command of English and basic numeracy skills to complete the assessment tool for this course. Only minor adjustments for personal or workplace reasons are allowed.
Hearing impaired persons may use sign language to communicate via an interpreter (only when approved by the Regulator).
While we will make every effort to cater to the specific needs of students, decisions relating to safety are not subject to negotiation.
The nominal duration of this course is 4 hours. Study may also include pre-course learning activities.
The course is delivered at 15 Barrie Rd, Tullamarine VIC, or can be delivered at other suitable workplaces by arrangement.
On successful completion of this course, you will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment with the relevant Units of Competency.
The standard price for this course is $200.00
Student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and are inclusive. There are no other fees or charges.
This short course module may include the following Units of Competency, which form part of a full certificate qualification. For more information, or customisation options, please call us on 1800 622 010
TLID3015 Identify and label explosives and Dangerous Goods
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AITAC RTO (ID 3591) is responsible for quality of training and assessment, compliance with ASQA Standards for RTO’s, and the issuance of AQF Certification documentation (SOA and qualifications).
This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and are inclusive. There are no other fees or charges.