Dangerous Goods Endorsement (D)

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About this course

To provide students with the knowledge and skills required to lawfully, safely and efficiently transport Dangerous Goods by Road.

What you will learn

NZTA approved training course providing essential training to gain driver licence endorsement ‘D’

This course is NZQA based and the following unit standard is attained:

Unit standards Level Credits
16718 - Demonstrate knowledge of law and practice for the transport of Dangerous Goods by Road 3 5

The purpose of this unit standard is to specify the knowledge and skills required to safely transport Dangerous Goods by road. These knowledge and skills are also relevant to people working in the road transport industry such as loaders handling Dangerous Goods.

Trainees who complete this course will have knowledge to:

  • Understand and apply driver and loader responsibilities when transporting Dangerous Goods

  • Understand and explain the documentation requirements for the transportation of Dangerous Goods

  • Understand and apply the requirements for packages containing Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities (DGLQ), consumer commodities, small packages, and excepted packages

  • Understand and apply segregation requirements and segregate Dangerous Goods

  • Understand and apply placarding requirements and placard vehicles and freight containers containing Dangerous Goods

  • Identify driver actions and considerations in the event of an incident or emergency.


Minimum requirement of a NZ Class 1 restricted license.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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1 Day

Start Dates

Whangarei: 25 Aug 2022
22 Sep 2022
20 Oct 2022
17 Nov 2022

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