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Drive And manoeuvre Trailers

Course Dates

Course Name:

AURTGA001 Drive And Manoeuvre Trailer

Course Type:

Towing Course

Course Description:

In this towing training course you will learn to drive and manoeuvre a trailer while it is attached to a vehicle. Lessons include: inspecting the trailer before use, connecting and disconnecting the trailer to a vehicle, driving with the trailer, reversing the trailer. This course applies to people who need to tow a trailer during the course of their work.

Course Duration:

This trailer towing course is delivered over 8-hours (depending on ability and experience).

Course Locations:

Contact us for details on your nearest training location.

Course Pre-requisites:

No licensing, regulatory, legislative or certification requirements apply to this driver training course.

Training Dates:

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Course Cost:



AURTGA001 is a nationally recognised trailer training course.
Driven Training Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (40780)

AURTGA001 Course Structure

The AURTGA001 towing training course consists of:

  • Online self-paced study
  • Online assessment
  • Questionnaire
  • Static practical lessons around the vehicle and trailer
  • Hands-on lessons and assessment in a vehicle while towing a trailer
  • Self-paced study

AURTGA001 – Information Topics Covered

Topics covered in the classroom lesson include:

  • Towing legislation
  • Trailer types
  • Safe trailer hitching – safety chains, shackles
  • Braking systems – 750kg, 751-2000kg, over 2000kg
  • Defensive driving – night driving, animal management, wet roads
  • Fatigue management
  • Vehicle prestart checks and fault finding
  • Vehicle loading – load security, liquid loads, trailer sway
  • On and Off-road driving hazards and techniques

Unit of competency: Here’s the official government definition of what’s covered in the AURTGA001 towing training course.

AURTGA001 – Practical Component

On the AURTGA001 Drive and manoeuvre Trailers training you will be given 4 hours of practical training in a vehicle covering the following subjects:

  • Prestart checks, load security, fault repair
  • Hitching and unhitching a trailer
  • Towing different types of trailers – single and tandem axle
  • Driving on public roads
  • Driving on unsealed roads
  • Emergency braking on unsealed roads
  • Reversing a trailer: around a curved road, right angle turn into a driveway, backing uphill
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