Category: Courses News

Christmas Time Again

The Directors and Staff of AFM wish all in the Industry a safe and Merry Christmas. Our thoughts are with those who won’t be with their families at this time but we know without you, many of us would not have a Christmas. May the New Year bring you health and prosperity.

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What happened in 2016 – The New Diary Course

In the year almost gone AFM introduced a new course TLIE3028 – Complete a Work Diary in the Road Transport Industry. As participation in this course continues to grow, the need for it has become increasingly apparent. From the log pages we have received as well as the exercise completed as part of the course

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What happened in 2016 – Austroads Complete a Study on the Future of Urban Transport

With Road Transport expected to increase by 44.8% by 2020-21, Austroads commissioned a study of how the needs of the Industry would need to be addressed to cope with this future expected volume. The study included such things as destination, routes and vehicle types. It concluded that more vehicles such as B-Triples, A-Doubles and HPFV’s

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Falsifying your log book entries

A recent story related to AFM concerned a driver under BFM that arrived at his destination at the limit of his work time. Upon arrival he entered his work time as finishing at his arrival time. However, the truck still needed to be unloaded and re-loaded for the return journey. He finally went to bed

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The War on Online Training

The war on online training has been raging for many years and shows no signs of abating. The chief proponents are those that have a vested interest in running classroom training – big surprise! To safeguard their own interest they continually trot out the old hoary chestnut of “How do you know the person enrolled

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Competency Standards and the Road Transport Industry – (Part 3) The Assessment

In this blog we will cover the assessment process. Assessment is the crux of Competency Based Training. We have a set of Competency Standards and Assessment. These are the endorsed parts of training. We don’t care what comes in the middle. As long as you can be assessed to the Standards and pass that assessment,

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New course pays off for some drivers

AFM’s new course is already paying dividends for drivers that have signed up. The E3028 Complete a Work Diary in the Road Transport Industry serves as both a refresher and remedial training when non-compliance is endemic. The course is much more than simply an instructional in filling out the diary page but covers many topics

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Competency Standards and the Road Transport Industry – (Part 2) The Framework

So, we now have a set of Competency Standards and Qualifications. One of the other reasons these were developed was because it was recognised that many people already had the skills to do the job. That was pretty obvious because the Standards were developed from the job, but nobody had the qualification. There needed to

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Competency Standards and the Road Transport Industry – (Part 1) Background.

There are a number of myths floating around regarding having to go to training courses to receive qualifications. What I’m going to attempt to do in this blog and as simply as I can, is explain why you don’t necessarily have to go to a course to get a Nationally Recognised Road Transport Qualification. To do

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USI Numbers Still Causing Problems for Drivers

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is stll causing problems for some users. If you are a new or continuing student undertaking any of AFMs training courses, you will need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. By law, if you don’t have a USI we cannot issue your qualification or

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