Certificate in Transport -12 Week Course

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If you are looking for a driving job or to start a career in driving this is the Qualification you need to get moving.

AMS Group is a private, registered, commercial transport training company and is pleased to offer you a 12 week, NZQA approved, entry level qualification to help you kick-start your career in road transport or civil construction.

Our trainers are qualified and have extensive experience in driver training. We have our own fleet of vehicles so all the training is done onsite.

Student loan funding is available and you could be eligible for FEE FREE tertiary education from 1 January, 2018. Check Now.

Course Dates/Intakes for 2018

  • Hamilton - 19th February, 2018

  • Auckland - 26th February, 2018

  • Hamilton - 5th March, 2018

Interviews - Next Intake

Part of the enrolment process for the Certificate in Transport Course includes an enrolment interview.  This will help you find out if a driving (or machinery operator) career is what you want. You meet the course trainers and the team that will help you along the way. There are limited spaces on each course so we want to make sure that when you are learning with like minded people - owning their road to a new career too.

The 2018 dates are out (see above). Register today for your nearest course or contact us on 0800 267 476 to book a time for an interview.

What you will learn about

The course is run Full-Time, three full days onsite, 2 days for work experience/self directed learning, each week for 12 weeks at one of our training facilities nationwide.

The course provides you with a range of driver licences, including:

  • Any class of Truck Licence. E.g. If you have a class 4, you can get a class 5
  • Wheels, Tracks and Rollers Endorsements
  • Forklift licence or OSH Endorsement
  • Dangerous Goods Licence

You will also receive driver training in other related areas which will provide you with the skills you need to get the job you want. These areas include:

  • Heavy vehicle dynamics
  • Driver risk reduction and hazard identification
  • Startup and shutdown procedures
  • Connection with Employers
  • Machinery techniques and trade insights

What Makes This Course Different?

We prepare you for a career in the Transport, Distribution and Civil Construction industries. This includes:

  • Gaining real work experieince
  • CV Writing
  • Job search and application
  • Interview techniques and skills


All attendees must be a New Zealand resident who has held a full class 1 car licence for a minimum of 6 months.


Course Fees

$2291.00 incl. GST

Finance and Student loan funding is available for this course.

A Career on the Road

The 12 Week Course, Certificate in road transport is the first building block in a career in driving and in transport.  The following video gives you a real taste of what this is like.  To find out more about a truck driving career you might like to visit  Careers NZ to find out more.

What Our Students Say

Rhys Morgan - 2013 graduate. Rhys now drives Linehaul less than two years after graduating and completing all classes of truck licence. "A Big thank you to AMS Group, you gave me a career.  Without the 12 week course I would not have gone as far as I have and so quickly.  I have learned so much - even the guys I work that have been driving for years with ask how I have learned things that only years of experience can give you.  I tell them It was John and AMS Group"  

Maczene Pokai – Hamilton intake. "Excellent course!!! Great Tutor!! Thank you to Dick Tepania for sharing your experiences with us and guiding us through the course.  Also thanks to the lady behind the scenes,Carradene your assistance with Studylink and enrolling onto the programme was much appreciated.  Memorable course I won’t forget."

Ciaran Dunn – Hamilton intake. "Great course and awesome trainer with Heaps of Knowledge passed on and a great class to work with."

Piripi Withers – Hamilton intake. "Was a course to remember and a crew never to forget.  Awesome Tutor."

Joanna Rei – Napier intake: "This has been such an awesome experience and highly recommend that others have a go."

Zach Hetaraka – Auckland Intake: "Highly recommended course."

Winnie Day – Auckland intake: "Both my partner and myself have been accessible to AMS Group to upgrade our licences and we have had  great experience. Meet great people who are now our whanau and lifelong friends."

April Wana – Hamilton intake: "Thank you for making this course available for people that want to better them self in the future."

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.