Tanker Driver

Drives a tanker truck, requiring a specially endorsed class of licence, to transport bulk liquids. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 2 years
Average pay $87,952
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 900

What does a Tanker Driver do?

  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
  • observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
  • making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
  • estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight
  • ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage

Specialisations

  • Milk Tanker Driver
  • Petrol Tanker Driver
  • Water Tanker Driver

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Gas Supply Industry Operations
Certificate IV in Driving Operations