NSWLLS Driver Course
Coming soon - the new NSW Livestock Loading Scheme Driver Learning and Assessment
Transport for NSW together with the Livestock Bulk and Rural Carriers Association (LBRCA) are currently updating the NSW Livestock Loading Scheme (NSWLLS) driver training to a new NSWLLS Driver Learning and Assessment to commence 5 March 2021. The NSWLLS Driver Learning and Assessment has been designed to incorporate industry leading safety requirements for the management of loads and best practice animal welfare outcomes. The improved education provides a more flexible learning opportunity to participating drivers and ensures consistency in education.
Become a NSWLLS Assessor
A NSWLLS Assessor will deliver practical assessments to help drivers obtain their NSWLLS Driver Card. If you are interested in becoming a NSWLLS Assessor:
- Complete the NSWLLS Application Form which outlines the necessary requirements.
Download, complete and return your Assessor Application Form with your supporting information to: email@example.com, by Friday 15 January 2021, for first round intake of Assessors.
Next steps for successful applicants
Driver Learning and Assessment documents
- Assessor Application Form
- Assessor Agreement
- New Business Rules
- Assessor Guide
NSWLLS Driver Learning videos
Freight is an essential service and until the new Driver Learning and Assessment is rolled-out, and to support the delivery of learning and driver training during the COVID-19 pandemic, Transport for NSW and the LBRCA have released some of the new driver online learning videos:
Transport for NSW publishes the NSW Livestock Loading Scheme videos (NSWLLS Videos) for education purposes only. The NSWLLS Videos show information regarding the transportation of livestock and include information obtained from third parties including the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, and unscripted interviews of members from the Livestock Bulk and Rural Carriers Association (Third Party Information). You acknowledge that such Third Party Information may contain errors and/or omissions and is subject to change from time to time. Further, any views and opinions expressed in the Third Party Information are those of the relevant party and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of Transport for NSW.
Transport for NSW has not independently verified the Third Party Information these NSWLLS Videos rely on. Transport for NSW does not warrant, represent or guarantee the accuracy for any purpose of the NSWLLS Videos. Transport for NSW does not accept any legal liability for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from any person’s use of the NSWLLS Videos. You hereby release Transport for NSW (including its officers, agents and contractors), from all actions, suits, claims, demands, costs, damages and expenses which you might have against Transport for NSW for any loss or damage of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising in connection with your use of the information presented in the NSWLLS Videos.
Use of the NSWLLS Videos is at your sole risk and you must exercise your own skill, care and judgment with respect to your use of the NSWLLS Videos Transport for NSW recommends that information pertinent to your responsibilities of transporting livestock should be verified with the relevant authority such as the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, NSW Department of Primary Industries and the Transport for NSW Livestock Loading Scheme web page (as applicable).
How to become a NSWLLS Driver now
To become accredited as a driver in the NSWLLS, drivers must book directly with a NSWLLS Trainer and satisfactorily complete the training.
Trainers are able to utilise the Driver online learning videos if they choose to, for the delivery of their training during COVID-19.
Should a driver complete the NSWLLS training and be accredited as a NSWLLS Driver now, they will be required to be reaccredited when the new Driver Learning and Assessment is rolled out.
How to become a driver under the new NSWLLS Driver Learning and Assessment
The NSWLLS Driver Learning and Assessment consists of non-compulsory online learning and a compulsory practical Assessment. The new NSWLLS Assessment is practical and will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. You will be demonstrating and verbally answering questions on your knowledge of the NSWLLS with a NSWLLS Assessor. The driver online learning has been designed to prepare you for your Assessment. The practical Assessment has been designed to ensure Drivers understand and can demonstrate their understanding of the requirements of the NSWLLS before transporting livestock with increased mass limits permitted under the NSWLLS. This ensures the safety of Drivers and livestock under the NSWLLS.
When the new NSWLLS Driver Learning and Assessment is rolled out, all new drivers and current NSWLLS Drivers will be required to renew their accreditation to drive livestock under the NSWLLS over a 24 month rollout period. Transport for NSW reserves the right to extend the duration of time for current NSWLLS Drivers to apply to be re-accredited in the NSWLLS when it becomes reasonably apparent that there is, or that there is likely to be, a delay that could merit extension of time. The new accreditation will be valid for 5 years, and NSWLLS Drivers will be required to renew their accreditation every 5 years.
Transport for NSW together with the LBRCA support the safe and productive movement of livestock in NSW and have developed these changes to ensure the safety of Drivers and livestock animals continues under the NSWLLS.