You will require this permit if you intend to act as a trainee accident tow truck driver. This permit allows trainee drivers to gain on the job experience before they obtain Accident Tow Truck Driver Accreditation. This permit is only valid for up to 60 days, and can only be used once in any twelve month period.
A trainee driver needs to be sponsored by an accredited Operator or Depot Manager, and must be supervised by an accredited Tow Truck Driver when in a licensed accident tow truck or attending accident scenes.
As a trainee, you will have the opportunity to develop the minimum technical competencies necessary to perform the duties required of an accredited tow truck driver.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this permit you must:
- hold a current full Victorian Driver's Licence
- complete a National Police Record Check
- provide 2 passport size colour photos of yourself
- be sponsored by an accredited Operator or Depot Manager
- be of good character, health and technical ability
- pay any required fees.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Trainees must maintain compliance with industry standards, requirements for record keeping, and the use of standard documents.
Fees for 2016-17.
30 days but longer if more information is required.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Accident Towing Services Act 2007 (Victoria)
Accident Towing Services Regulations 2008 (Victoria)
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