Certificate in Transport -12 Week Course

Certificate in transport


Own the Road to a Driving Career - 2017 Dates Out Now - Register today!

AMS Group Certificate in Road Transport

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. Register with AMS group today for our latest intake.

 Intakes for 2017 in Auckland, Hamilton and Palmerston North - Start your journey to a new new career  Enrol now or Download an info pack!

"Our time with AMS Group has been in an environment that only few students get to truly experience. From day one we have felt the passion and enthusiasm Koro [the Trainer] has for us as his students.  He has committed to us succeeding and created an atmosphere of mutual respect in which we are involved toegther in the learning process. Your patience, your industry knowledge and your committment to high standards has made us all grateful to be in your class." May Intake, Hamilton Class, 2016

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 July intake dates are out and dates are below. Register today for your nearest course or contact Carradene on 0800 267 476 to book a time for an interview.

  • Palmerston North - 24th July, 2017

  • Auckland - 18th July, 2017

  • Napier - 17th July, 2017

  • Hamilton - 15th August, 2017

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

"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"  Rhys Morgan, 2013 graduate.

Rhys now drives Linehaul less than two years after graduating and completing all classes of truck licence.

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.