The Victorian Government has developed a short online course on COVID Safe practices for truck and delivery drivers to help keep industry safe.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for people working in the road freight industry including • truck drivers (all sectors, all types of freight, supplies and services) • courier and delivery drivers • operations and compliance staff working with drivers • other staff/owners/directors responsible for managing COVID-19 Risk Management Plans.

  • Is the course compulsory?

    No. But it is encouraged as a good reminder of positive hygiene practices that can help us combat the spread of COVID-19. We recognise that a truck is a workplace and want to provide industry with resources to help keep workers safe.

  • Are the trucking and freight industries inherently unhygienic or at risk?

    No. But the nature of the industry means drivers travel greater distances and see more of Australia than many of us, particularly now with limitations on movement in and between some states. The course is intended to proactively reduce the potential for exposure and transfer of disease through hygienic practices.

  • How long does the course take?

    The course takes 30 minutes to complete and is available on your phone, tablet or computer.

  • What do I get when I complete the course?

    You will be issued with a certificate of completion that you can download from your course dashboard.

  • Is completing the course required for obtaining a permit? Is it a permit?

    No. The course is not required for obtaining a permit, nor does it replace the need for a permit.

What's Included In This Course?

For All Truck & Delivery Drivers in Victoria

  • 1

    COVID-19 What You Need To Know

    • 1.1 Introduction

    • 1.2 What is COVID-19?

    • 1.3 How is COVID-19 Spread?

    • 1.4 When Are Drivers At Risk?

    • 1.5 How to Protect Yourself

    • 1.6 What to Do

    • QUIZ - What You Need to Know about COVID-19

  • 2

    Sanitising Your Vehicle

    • 2.1 How to Sanitise Your Vehicle

    • 2.2 When to Sanitise Your Vehicle

    • 2.3 Which Surfaces to Sanitise

    • QUIZ - Sanitation

  • 3

    Your Trip

    • 3.1 Physical Distancing

    • 3.2 Plan Your Route & Rest Stops

    • 3.3 Prepare for Border Closures

    • 3.4 At the Depot or Warehouse

    • 3.5 Truck Stops

    • 3.6 ZERO Contact Delivery

    • 3.7 Communicate With Your Customers & Work Mates

  • 4

    Hygiene

    • 4.1 Proper Hand-Washing Protocol

    • 4.2 Why Soap is Best As The First Defence

    • 4.3 Personal Hygiene

    • 4.4 Face Masks

    • 4.5 Gloves

    • 4.6 Resources

    • QUIZ - Final