Dangerous Goods Driver Licence

TransTrain is an approved provider of the training program which is a pre-requisite for the issue of a Dangerous Goods Driver Licence (DG Licence)

This training program is of 2 days duration and can be delivered in your workplace if you have 4 or more participants, or pay a minimum program fee (equal to 4 participants) plus travel & accommodation where required.

Phone TransTrain on (03) 6423 2110 or call Michelle on mobile 0418 232 110 or email michelle@transtrain.com.au to book a place on one of these public programs or to arrange a program for your workplace.

Next Scheduled Program – 20 & 21 November 2017

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November – Devonport – phone 0418 232 110 or email info@transtrain.com.au to book.


When is a Dangerous Goods Licence required?

The Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 2010 specify when a person must hold a Dangerous Goods driver licence.

A person must not drive a road vehicle transporting –

(a) dangerous goods in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500 litres; or

(b) more than 500 kilograms of dangerous goods in a receptacle; or

(c) dangerous goods of UN Class 1 (explosives) with a risk category of 2 or 3 under Chapter 2 of the Australian Explosives Code in any quantity or receptacle –

unless he or she holds a dangerous goods driver licence that authorises him or her to drive the vehicle with those goods.

There is an exemption to this which allows for the transport of up to 3000  litres for specific DG Classes in up to 3 IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) , but the IBCs must not be filled or emptied whilst they are on the vehicle.

What is covered in the program?

TransTrain’s Dangerous Goods Driver Licence Program is a nationally recognised training and assessment course, resulting in the award of a Statement of Attainment for the unit: TLILIC 0001 Licence to transport dangerous goods by road for successful students.

The program is based on the current ADG Code, 7.5 (applicable from March 2017) and includes:

+ Dangerous Goods Classes and Properties

+ UN Numbers & Proper Shipping Names

+ Marking, Labelling and Placarding

+ Segregation

+ Transport Documentation

+ Goods too Dangerous to be Transported

+ Legislation

+ No-Go Zones in Tasmania


+ Emergency Procedures

This program also includes an introduction to the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of classification and labelling of Chemicals, implemented from January 2017.

The program supports students to interpret and find their way around the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.

Students receive a TransTrain Dangerous Goods Driver Manual with extracts from the Code.

On successful completion of the training program studentsare issued with a TransTrain Statement of Attainment which is needed as part of the process to apply for a DG licence. Completing this course does not entitle a person to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods in licence quantities – completing the course is one of several criteria including medical and criminal checks that must be satisfied, to be issued a DG Licence.  Students must apply for a DG Licence at a Service Tasmania shop.  Applicants must provide the statement of attainment, the completed WorkSafe Tasmania Application Form (see the links below), proof of ID, copy of current Driver Licence and pay the relevant fee.

On approval of your application your new plastic licenceDG Licence will be forwarded to you by mail.

Please note that licences are issued by Workplace Standards Tasmania; the Competent Authority for Dangerous Goods transport and you are not licenced to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods in licence quantities until you have received your Dangerous Goods Drivers Licence.

Links to the WorkSafe Tasmania Application Form 1 and 2 are provided further below.

The TransTrain program fee is $400 per person.  This must be paid in full before the program date.

Forms and Downloads:

Australian Dangerous Goods – Frequently Asked Question on the NTC (National Transport Commission) website

Dangerous Goods Transport Licensing (WorkSafe Tasmania)

The latest ADG Code

WorkSafe Tasmania – Information about Dangerous Goods Licences

Application Form for a Dangerous Goods Driver Licence and the Questionnaire/Medical Examination for a Dangerous Goods Licence


Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2010

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 2010

Other Relevant Links:

Australian Trucking Association: http://www.atatruck.net.au/

National Transport Commission: http://www.ntc.gov.au/

Department of State Growth – Transport Tasmania:  http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/home

WorkCover Tasmania: http://www.workcover.tas.gov.au/

Tasmanian Transport Association: http://www.tta.org.au/