NATA Training Centre is at 162 McKinnon Road Pinelands.

Licence upgrade courses at NATA incorporate a separate theory Intake day of four hours and a full day booking for practical training and assessment.  Be aware that if you are driving a manual vehicle it is your responsibility to understand the role and management of a vehicle's gearbox, our trainers can train you to operate a truck gearbox, it is not their job to teach you how a car gearbox operates.

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.

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

Heavy Vehicle Courses

  • TLILIC2016 - Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle
  • TLILIC2015 - Drive Medium Rigid Vehicle
  • TLILIC2014 - Drive Light Rigid Vehicle
  • TLILIC3017 - Drive Heavy Combination Vehicle
  • TLILIC3018 - Drive Multi Combination Vehicle

Latest News

  • Dry Season Special Offers - Darwin area only.  See 'Special Offers' tab above for details

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

    Competency Testing (test only) for LR/MR/HR licence upgrades is available, please contact us for details. 


    Heavy Rigid and Forklift Licences $1,650.00 for the package

    Working Safely at Heights and EWP licence $750.00 for the package - register online to book

  • Use Explosive Power Tools - CPCCCM2007B is available for booking for more information please register online .

    Update your load restraint knowledge with TLIA1001 Secure Load or TLID2004 Load and Unload Cargo, both now available for bookings. The 2018 Load Restraint Guide (PDF) can be found here

  • 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 four students.

Course Calendar

Heavy Vehicle Driver Licence Upgrade Intake

Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, or as booked





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

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

October: Thur 3 & Fri 4; Thur 17 & Fri 18; Thur 24 and Fri 25; Thur 30 & Fri 1

November: Thur 7 & Fri 8; Thur 14 & Fri 15; Thur 21 and Fri 22; Thur 28 & Fri 29


September: Tue 17 & Wed 18; Thur 24 & Fri 25

October: Tue 1 & Wed 2; Tue 15 & Wed 16; Tue 22 & Wed 23

November: Tue 12 & Wed 13; Tue 26 & Wed 27

Working at Heights

September: Mon 16; Mon 23, Mon 30

October: Mon 7; Mon 21

November: Mon 11; Mon 25