TLIC0031 – Apply low risk car driving behaviours

TLIC0031 – Apply low risk car driving behaviours

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required for higher-order safe driving. This unit applies to driving instructors required to apply safe driving behaviours. This includes higher-order skills involving broad cognitive, technical, communication and vehicle management. It also requires knowledge about hazard perception, risk control and safe driving behaviour, judgement, decision making and multi-tasking, that builds on driver licence requirements across a range of vehicles and driving situations.

Fee per Trainee

$375.00 per person (GST exempt)– car supplied by Watto Training (or we can use your car)

Please note all credit card payments incur a 1.75% surcharge fee.
Please read Refund Policy before enrolling.

Written quotes have a 30 day expiry date.

Regional / Interstate Applicants

We do conduct training outside of south-east Queensland however factors such as trainer availability, resource availability (e.g. access to training vehicles), flight costs and accommodation may need to be factored into pricing. Watto Training will quote on regional and interstate training delivery on a case by case basis. Please contact Watto Training for details.


Watto Training primarily conducts practical in car training and assessment from this pathway from following locations:

  • Brisbane north (Redcliffe)
  • Brisbane east Cannon Hill)
  • Brisbane south (Logan Central Shopping Centre)
  • Brisbane west (Redbank Plaza)

Delivery Mode

Online assignment, practical assessment 3 hours


1: Relevant legislation applicable to safe car driving

  • Current road rules and regulations
  • Road signs, signals and markings
  • Purpose of road rules and traffic safety laws in ensuring safe and efficient regulation of traffic flow

2: Apply safe car driving behaviours

  • Requirements for safe car driving
  • Importance of attitude in complying with road rules in relation to level of risk faced by a driver
  • Importance of road sharing principles
  • Importance of motivation to drive safely
  • Principles of proactive driving methods
  • Contributing risk factors to potential crash risks

3: Apply low-risk driving strategies

  • Contributing risk factors to forming opinions and beliefs about low-risk driving
  • Human factors that can influence low-risk driving behaviour
  • Low-risk driving strategies

4: Explain risk factors that contribute to accidents when driving a car

  • Contributing risk factors to accidents
  • External factors that could lead to accidents
  • Internal factors that could lead to accidents
  • Consequences of accidents in relation to relevant traffic laws and physical, financial and psychological costs to the individual and society
  • Functions of vehicle operations and controls, and how to recover control of a vehicle

5: Apply operation and car control skills

  • Appropriate action is taken to respond to hazardous situations
  • Principles of braking are applied to a high level of technical competence
  • Principles of steering are applied to a high level of technical competence
  • Slow speed manoeuvres are carried out to a high level of technical competence
  • Vehicle is operated and controlled to a high level of technical competence

Training And Assessment Process

Q: How do the Theory Assignments work?

The theory assignment can be sent via Email. We can send hard copies for you to hand write the answers then post (or hand deliver if local) them back to us for marking.

Watto Training will supply user-friendly learning guides and powerpoint presentations to help applicants complete the assignments. Please make sure you go through these resources as they will greatly assist you in answering the questions.

Q: How long does it take to do the assignment?

A: 2 – 3 hours depending on the candidate’s educational background, study skills, etc. Another factor could be English as a second language.

Q: How does the Practical Assessment work?

The practical component focuses on training (and assessing) you as:

Pre-Drive Checks

Exterior/Interior/Under the Bonnet (basic level)
Mirrors and Blind Spots
Demister/Air Conditioning
Hazard Lights
Seat Adjustment/Seatbelt/Airbags

Vehicle Operation Skills

Ancillary Controls (eg wipers)
Clutch / Clutch Coasting / Stalling
Accelerator Control
Gear Changing
Steering Control and Operation
Braking Techniques
Road Position
Cornering (left and right)

Hazard Recognition and Decision Making Skills

Observation and Scanning Techniques
Shoulder Checks / Blind Spot Management
Mirror Checks
Signalling (5 seconds / 30 metres)
Identifying and Managing Traffic Hazards
Judgement (including “Give Way”)
Safety Margins (space to the sides, following distance – 2 seconds)
Progress (driving to conditions)
Signs (eg Stop / Give Way)
Signals (eg Traffic Lights)
Markings (eg painted arrows)
Speed – driving over the posted speed limit or at a speed that is inappropriate given the driving
conditions (e.g. rain, fog, traffic volume, traffic flow).

Manoeuvres (a selection from the list below):

Reverse Park
Turn Around (formerly – Three Point Turn)
U Turn
Hill Start
Reversing Exercise
Gear Changing (automatics only)

Q: What should I bring to the practical assessment?

You can bring your lunch if you like or purchase it on the day.
You can bring water (or buy it)
If you wear sunglasses feel free to bring them.
Wear comfortable clothes.
Please bring a biro as well.
If you’ve been given a prac book please bring it.

Expected participant Code of Conduct during training session:

In all interpersonal interactions with others (students, staff, employers, officials, and so on) you are expected to:

  • Treat others with respect and courtesy
  • Behave in a manner which does not adversely affect the freedom of others to pursue their studies, duties or activities
  • Refrain from wearing clothing that is likely to offend others
  • Refrain from intimidating or bullying behaviour
  • Refrain from harassing, discriminating against or vilifying others on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, age, disability, beliefs or opinions, or background
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner while undertaking work integrated learning activities, such as work experience, vocational placements, and excursions.
  • Please avoid swearing during any training and assessment activities, it is unnecessary and detracts from the professionalism of the training process and the industry

Q: Do I need to complete an lln assessment?

Please complete this form if you are unable to demonstrate via certificates, eg TAELLN411 that you have competent LLN skills. Simply click on the link below to complete and submit direct to Watto Training….

Q: How do I enrol?

You can complete the enrolment form on google docs at the following link and submit:

You will also need a USI number (go to A “Unique Student Identifier” (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. A USI will allow an individual’s USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection allowing an individual to see all of their training results from all providers including all completed training units and qualifications.

Q: Do I need a usi number?

Yes. All applicants MUST supply Watto Training with USI number.

Q: What is a USI number?

You’ve got a number on your driver’s licence, the USI is very similar, but it’s specific to any courses you complete in the Vocational Education Sector eg TAFE, private RTOs, not university. You may already have a USI, if you’re not sure go to and follow the links to seeing if you have one.

A “Unique Student Identifier” (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. A USI will allow your USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection allowing you to see all of your training results from all providers including all completed training units and qualifications.

If you do not have a USI, please go to the USI government website by clicking on the link below to obtain one.


Q: What methods of payment do you accept?

Option 1: Bank Transfer
Account Name: Watto Training Pty Ltd
BSB: 124017
Account: 22194362

Option 2: Cash

Option 3: Pay online
Please note all credit card payments incur a 1.75% surcharge fee.

Q: When will I receive my statement of attainment?

A: When all assessments are completed, and all fees are paid, the applicant will be issued with theory certificate. Assuming all necessary requirements are met, it usually takes 48 hours.

Q: Is Watto Training an RTO (registered training organisation)?

Yes! All courses are nationally recognised! Watto Training is a Recognised Training Organisation (RTO Number: 40791). Watto Training complies with current legislative and regulatory requirements impacting on participants in training. Watto Training complies with all standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. All assessment and certification is granted under and complies with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Issuance Policy.

Questions? Bookings?

If you have any questions or wish to book please do not hesitate to let me know.

Contact: Brendan Watson
Telephone: 0459 840 006

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