Course Overview

Drivers or operators who have the 'D' Dangerous Goods endorsement are valued in the workplace.

Dangerous goods are generally anything with explosive, flammable, toxic, infectious or corrosive properties. You'll gain knowledge of law and practice for the transport of dangerous goods by road.

Read more about NZTA's 'D' Dangerous Goods driver licence endorsement.

This course also offers refresher training.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • NZ Transport Agency Driver Licence (D endorsement)

Dangerous Goods (Refresher) learners will receive an update on their record of achievement for unit standard 16718 and an NZTA certificate verifying refreshment of the D endorsement, issued by the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

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Study options

3 weeks part-time

Total credits 5
Indicative Fees $334 for domestic students View full fees information
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Topics you'll cover

  • Driver requirements for license endorsement D (dangerous goods)
  • Transport of dangerous goods

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $334 for domestic students

*Please note, fees for our 2024 intakes are yet to be confirmed. Once they are, we will update our website to reflect the new 2024 fee amount.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

Dangerous Goods (Transportation)

  • A minimum requirement is NZ Transport Agency Class 1 Driver Licence.

Dangerous Goods (Refresher)

  • Students who already hold and require refreshment of unit standard 16718 will be admitted onto this programme, assuming it has been no longer than five years since the unit standard was achieved/last refreshed. Evidence of achievement/refreshment will be required.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

Other Considerations

Dangerous Goods (Transportation) Special Conditions

  • Achievement of the D Endorsement is conditional on having the class of driver licence in which the dangerous goods will be transported.

Dangerous Goods (Refresher) Special Conditions

  • A D endorsement renewal assessment can be used if the D endorsement is still valid, or up to 12 months after the expiry date, therefore students in this situation can be enrolled into this training scheme.
  • If the learner’s D endorsement expired more than 12 months ago, they cannot be admitted into this training and must complete the full initial D endorsement assessment.

English language requirements

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

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Study options

  • 3 weeks part-time

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