Northern Australia Training and Assessment (NATA) Darwin, NT

NATA Training Centre is at 162 McKinnon Road Pinelands.

News:  The 2018 Load Restraint Guide has been approved this month.  Update your load restraint knowledge with TLIA1001 Secure Load or TLID2004 Load and Unload Cargo, both now available for bookings. The new LRG (PDF) can be found here
NATA offers Nationally Recognised Training in courses with High Risk and Heavy Vehicle Licensing outcomes for the construction, transport and other industries.

NATA has the reputation for providing quality training and assessments for High Risk Work and Heavy Vehicle Licensing in NT.  Our training is not designed to cut corners, our training comprehensively covers all the elements of the unit of competence and, while using industry standard equipment, reinforces your understanding of safe work practices. 

Our Heavy Vehicle licence upgrade training and assessments have taken NATA to the forefront of this field in NT.  NATA maintain industry standard vehicles, loaded to 75% GVM, fully insured and compliant to National Heavy Vehicle standards and NT laws.  Our training program covers knowledge and practical elements, all to National standards, in the same way as your assessment meets both NT and National requirements.  NATA take you through your heavy vehicle program from start to finish, the only time you need to contact MVR is when you use your Statement of Attainment to upgrade your licence.

There is no mucking around with MVR over licence conditions either. When you complete your training and assessment with NATA, you are eligible to upgrade your driver licence to a Heavy Vehicle Driver licence upgrade with no condition, regardless of the vehicle used during the course. This is due to NATA courses covering all aspects of your heavy vehicle licence upgrade, ie. NATA conducts Nationally Recognised Training.

Our upfront pricing for all units of competence offered means you are not confronted with 'hidden' costs. More likely you can take advantage of big discounts available for combination skills packages.  Our programs are realistically priced and include all bar lunch and the cost of your licence upgrade.

NATA has National registration as a training organisation RTO No. 40513.  We invite you to look us up on or find us on Facebook.


High Risk Courses

  • TLILIC2001 - Licence to Operate a Forklift
  • TLILIC2002 - Licence to Operate an Orderpicking Forklift
  • TLILIC2005 - Licence to Operate an EWP
  • CPCCLDG3001A - Licence to Perform Dogging
  • CPCCLSF2001A - Licence for Basic Scaffolding

Heavy Vehicle Courses

  • TLIC3004 - Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle
  • TLIC3003 - Drive Medium Rigid Vehicle
  • TLIC2002 - Drive Light Rigid Vehicle
  • TLIC3005 - Drive Heavy Combination Vehicle
  • TLIC4006 - Drive Multi Combination Vehicle

Latest News

  • From Saturday July 15 Heavy, Medium and Light Rigid licence upgrade weekend bookings are available, no notice period applies - register online to book

    As an introductory offer, no weekend surcharge will apply

  • TLIA1001 Secure Cargo now available for bookings, contact Annette 8941 2628, or register online


    Heavy Rigid and Forklift Licences $1,550.00 for the package

    Working Safely at Heights and EWP licence $700.00 for the package - register online to book

    Book two or more courses for a 10% Discount

  • Use Explosive Power Tools - CPCCCM2007B is available for booking for more information please register online .
  • Orderpicker Forklift (LO) Courses are now available for company bookings, on-site delivery. See High Risk Licensing page for more information.
  • All courses on NATA's scope of registration are also available on weekends for company or group bookings.  Minimum of three students.

Course Calendar

Heavy Vehicle Driver Licence Upgrade Intake

Delivered on an as booked basis, please contact us for details.





Courses are conducted Thursday and Friday weekly, excl. public holidays

February: Thur 1 & Fri 2; Thur 8 & Fri 9; Thur 15 & Fri 16; Thur 24 & Fri 25

March: Thur 1 & Fri 2; Thur 8 & Fri 9; Thur 15 & Fri 16; Mon 19 & Tue 20; Thur 22 & Fri 23; Easter

April: Thur 5 & Fri 6; Thur 12 & Fri 13; Thur 19 & Fri 20; Thur 26 & Fri 27


February: Tue 6 & Wed 7; Tue 27 & Wed 28

March: Tue 13 & Wed 14; Tue 27 & Wed 28

April: Tue 10 & Wed 11; Tue 17 & Wed 18

Dogging (5 day course)

Dogging courses are delivered on weekends. The course includes a theory section which is delivered and assessed over four days. The practical lesson and assessment are delivered after successful completion of the theory assessment. Bookings require a minimum of three to proceed.




Drive light rigid vehicle

Offered on an as booked basis




HC and MC Intake

NATA takes enrolments for HC and MC class licence upgrade training and assessment on an as booked basis. Full day training and assessment is available. Where split bookings are preferred, NATA recommends at least 3 hour sessions and usually two sessions will be required.




Working at Heights

February: Mon 12; Mon 19; Mon 26

March: Mon 12; Mon 26

April: Mon 9; Mon 16