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NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) [Level 3]

Study Options



20 Weeks


Level 3

Are You Driven to Succeed?

With this qualification you’ll be eligible for a wide range of employment opportunities in any industry where vehicles are driven and in areas where a range of licence classes are required, such as the transport and logging industry, pack houses, couriers and bus driving. This qualification gives you the skills and knowledge to safely and competently operate rigid vehicles or heavy vehicle combinations.


April and September – Hawke’s Bay

February and July – Tairāwhiti


Applicants must:

  1. Hold a New Zealand Class 1 license for a minimum of six months.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to drive a manual gearbox vehicle.
  3. Obtain a NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) DL9 medical certificate in no more than 60 days.
  4. Due to NZTA licensing requirements, no international students will be enrolled.

All applicants are required to attend an interview (and may bring whānau support) with the programme tutor. You must bring your current licence with you when attending the interview.


Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairawhiti Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.