The Dangerous Goods Licence, TLILIC0001, teaches you about dangerous goods (DG) transport by road. It covers relevant legislation and the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG 7). It is required if you will apply for a DG drivers licence either as first time applicant  or if you are renewing your existing DG licence. 

Dangerous goods covered within this training include gases (class 2), flammable liquids (class 3)and substances (class 4), dangerous when wet (class 4.3), oxidising substances  and organic peroxides (class 5), toxic / infections substances (class 6), radioactive and corrosives  (class 7-8)and environmentally hazardous substances (class 1). Given the training is relevant across a broad selection of dangerous goods it is relevant training in a range of industries especially Gas, transport and logistics, resources and infrastructure.

With the many years of experience our trainers have, this training is both insightful and they make compliance interesting if you are going to have to do this training!  The more engaging we can make this training we hope that you will get more out of the course and its serious safety learning for transporting dangerous goods.

Course Dates

  • UOC: TLILIC0001 - Licence to Transport Dangerous Goods by Road
  • Cost: From $450
  • Duration: 2 days

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Unit Of Competency

Unit Of Competency

TLILIC0001 - Licence to Transport Dangerous Goods by Road

Our Dangerous Goods Licence training course teaches the knowledge and operational skills required to be deemed competent in the handling and transport of DG’s and being identified as the holder of a “Dangerous Goods authority/licence”. The course explains different classes of dangerous goods and how to handle them. Also included in the course are topics such as packaging and segregation, placards and marking, responsibilities throughout the transportation process, emergencies, documentation & driving process considerations.

The training, delivered by our external specialist partner, covers the compliance with regulatory requirements but not all skills and knowledge necessary to transporting dangerous goods as additional industry specific training may be required to satisfy all legislative requirements.

During this Dangerous Goods Training for your DG Licence, you will learn about key topics including the following:

  • ADG code 7th edition
  • Relevant legislations and codes
  • Dangerous goods competent authorities
  • Licence requirements, instruction and training
  • What are dangerous goods, transporting dangerous goods
  • Assignment of duty – responsibilities including packer, loader, consignor, prime contractor and driver
  • Classes of dangerous goods
    • class 1 explosives 
    • class 2 gases
    • special requirements for gasses
    • class 3 flammable liquids 
    • class 4 flammable substances
    • division 4.3 dangerous when wet
    • class 5 oxidising substances and organic peroxides 
    • class 6 toxic and infectious substances
    • class 7 radioactive materials
    • class 8 corrosives
    • class 9 miscellaneous dangerous substances & articles including environmentally hazardous substances
  • Operation of a vehicle fitted with a burner
  • Diesel
  • Labels including mixed class, elevated temperature and limited quantity
  • Subsidiary risks, goods too dangerous to be transported, substances and articles, dangerous goods list 
  • Packing groups, compatibility, incompatible goods and segregation methods, packaging approval markings
  • Who has duties to ensure correct segregation?
  • Placard load (minimum quantities), requirements and removal
  • Transport of nominally empty receptacles.
  • Placarding vehicles 
    • packaged dangerous goods 
    • freight containers containing dangerous goods in placardable units
    • packaged dangerous goods in freight containers
    • dangerous goods in placardable units
    • packages and placardable units
  • Combination vehicles transporting placard and non-placard loads
  • Hazchem code, emergency information panels (eips), intermodal placard
  • Transport documentation & duties of driver.
  • Amending the transport documentation after unloading..
  • Empty receptacles.
  • Emergencies.
  • Duty of prime contractor to inform chief executive.
  • Emergency plan and information, safety equipment for road transport and ppe for various classes of dangerous goods.
  • Ullage 
  • Bulk transfer of dangerous goods, distance between a source of ignition and engine precautions, decontaminating transport units 
  • Passengers, standards for vehicles and equipment
  • Route planning, tunnels, parking requirements and detaching trailer/uncoupling
  • Control of ignition sources, load restraint
  • Open and non-rigid sided vehicle and containers, gas bottles, transporting of iso tank containers

A dangerous goods drivers licence is required for the transport of dangerous goods in the following cases:

  • If the goods are in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500L
  • If there is more than 500kg in a single receptacle
  • In the case of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), where the total capacity of all IBCs is more than 3000L or where IBC is filled or emptied while on the vehicle.

This Dangerous Goods Licence Training is only one of several criteria you need for obtaining the Dangerous Goods Driving Licence, and additional State non-competency related requirements must be satisfied to meet the licensing requirements. Depending on the jurisdiction, these may include: 

  • Minimum age limits 
  • Drivers licence 
  • Suitable driver traffic history 
  • Satisfactory medical report 
  • Criminal history checks 

Licence to Transport Dangerous Goods by Road covers all aspects of the ADG code and relevant legislation including:

  • Classification
  • Marketing 
  • Documentation 
  • Stowage and load restraint 
  • Segregation and computability
  • Responsibilities of all individuals involved.

The dangerous goods classes covered in the Dangerous Goods Licence are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9.


If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate which indicates the Statement of Attainments as recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This is a nationally recognised certification. The Statement is issued by us, Harness Energy (RTO 40521).

The Dangerous Goods  ‘Statement of attainment’ is for the Nationally Accredited Units of Competency:

  • TLILIC0001 – Licence to Transport Dangerous Goods by Road

The Certificate is usually needed as evidence for your employer for safety and compliance requirements. In applying for your Dangerous Goods Licence, you must also satisfy other requirements such as age, driver history.

Resits – If you are required to resit, fees are charged at full course rate and you will be required to attend another full 2days of training.

Noge: replaces but is not equivalent to TLILIC3013A Preparation to transport dangerous goods by road. Updated to align with the Standards for Training Packages.


Course Requirements

Review the general important information (relevant to ALL courses) contained in Important Course Requirements. 

Additional Infomation

Roles & Industries for Dangerous Goods Licence Training

  • Packers
  • Loaders
  • Vehicle owners 
  • Prime Contractors
  • Drivers
  • Identified other parties where legal responsibility falls
  • Gas Industry
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Resources and Infrastructure
  • Agriculture
  • Gas supply 
  • Specialist Driving
  • Waste Driving
  • Fuel chemical and gas tanker driving qualifications
  • Note this course has close relationships to/from Chain of Responsibilities

Frequently Asked Questions

Consistent with the principles of ‘competency-based assessment’ participants will be deemed either ‘Competent’ or ‘Not Competent’ at meeting the minimum requirements of the Dangerous Goods training. Upon successful completion of the training unit, TLILIC0001 Licence to Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road, a Certificate (Statement of Attainment) will be issued. The Statement is issued by Harness Energy (RTO 40521).

Our training materials and teaching references a variety of Legislation, rules and regulations that impact transportation of dangerous goods including the following:

  • National Transport Commission Australia, Australian Code for the Transport
  • of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail 7th Edition, 2017.
  • National Transport Commission Australia, Load Restraint Guide 2018 Edition.
  • Standards Australia, Dangerous Goods Initial Emergency Response Guide
  • [SAA/SNZ HB76:2010].
  • National Transport Commission Australia, (Model Legislation – Transport of
  • Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail) Regulations 2007.
  • Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995
  • Transport Operations Road Use Management (Dangerous Goods) 2018

The Australian Dangerous Goods Code 7th Edition (ADG Code) is vitally important as it provides the key information and requirements involved in dangerous goods transport; The ADG Code  is divided into key sections including; General Provisions, Definitions and Interpretation Classification; Dangerous Goods List; Special Provisions and Limited Quantities; Exceptions; Packing, Tank, Container, Vehicle and Equipment Provisions; Consignment Procedures – Including Labelling, Marking and

Placarding; Requirements for the Construction and Testing of Packagings, IBC’s,

Large Packagings, Portable Tanks, MEGC’s, Bulk Containers, Tank Vehicles,

Freight Containers and Segregation Devices;Provisions Concerning Transport Operations; Stowage and Restraint; Segregation; Bulk transfer of Dangerous Goods; Documentation;Safety Equipment for Road Vehicles; Procedures During Road Transport

Some dangerous goods do not require a driver or a vehicle to hold relevant DANGEROUS GOODS LICENCE. If transporting by road, a load of Dangerous Goods in receptacles greater than 500 litres/kilograms on a vehicle, a DG licence is not needed if:

  • the goods are transported in an IBC; AND
  • the IBC is not filled or emptied on the vehicle, AND
  • The total capacity of IBCs on the vehicle is not more than 3000 litres

There are also no requirements for DG Licences to transport Dangerous Goods in receptacles less than 500 litres/kilograms for either the driver or vehicle. A dangerous goods vehicle licence is also not required for prime movers or converter dollies.

Dangerous goods are substances or articles that are potentially dangerous to

people, property and the environment.  Consequently how these goods are transported needs considering and special procedures.  Key Dangerous Goods include

Explosives, Flammables, Spontaneously Combustible, Water Reactive, Oxidising, Toxic, Corrosive. 

Explosives are not included within this training course as special requirements apply.

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