Core Driving Knowledge and Skills

Assessment Standards

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 Core Driving

Level 1
  20969 Unit Demonstrate procedures when a light motor vehicle has broken down 2 Credits
  3461 Unit Demonstrate light motor vehicle safety procedures
This standard has expired and is no longer available.
3 Credits
Level 2
  1734 Unit Demonstrate knowledge of stress, health and fatigue for driving 3 Credits
  17458 Unit Demonstrate knowledge of light motor vehicle systems and components 2 Credits
  17563 Unit Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand Graduated Driver Licensing System (GDLS) 3 Credits
  17676 Unit Carry out a pre-drive vehicle check on a light motor vehicle, and start and shut down the vehicle. 3 Credits
  17677 Unit Demonstrate knowledge of safe night driving 2 Credits
  3462 Unit Demonstrate knowledge of traffic law for the purpose of safe driving 3 Credits
  3464 Unit Describe human risk factors in terms of a self-management strategy for a driver (DDC) 3 Credits
  3465 Unit Describe driving hazards and risk reduction strategies and responses to driving hazards(DDC) 3 Credits
  3467 Unit Describe dynamics, and techniques for managing dynamics, of light motor vehicles 4 Credits
  3469 Unit Apply control in driving a light motor vehicle 2 Credits
  3470 Unit Execute low speed manoeuvres in a light motor vehicle 1 Credits
  3471 Unit Tow a light simple trailer 1 Credits
  3472 Unit Describe factors contributing to and consequences of road crashes 1 Credits
Level 3
  17678 Unit Drive a light motor vehicle on unsealed road surfaces 3 Credits
  27309 Unit Drive a light motor vehicle in a fuel efficient manner 4 Credits
  3466 Unit Apply risk reduction techniques and strategies while driving(DDC) 4 Credits
  3468 Unit Apply precise control in riding a road motorcycle 3 Credits


Endorsement Courses

Course Unit Standards

Passenger ('P') 17579 and 24089*
Vehicle recovery ('V') 17580 and 24089*
Dangerous goods ('D') 16718
Forklift ('F') 18496
Rollers ('R') 16702
Tracks ('T') 16703
Wheels ('W') 16701
Driving instructor ('I') 16646, 16647, 14511, 14521, 14523, 20179, 20180, 34


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 Unit Standards

Class 2 17574 (Class 2) and 24089* (fatigue management, work time and logbooks)
Class 3 17575 (Class 3)
Class 4 17576 (Class 4)
Class 5 17577 (Class 5)


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Restricted license 98%
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