Northern Australia Training and Assessment (NATA) Darwin, NT

NATA Training Centre is at 162 McKinnon Road Pinelands.

News:  October 1: New licensing system for Articulated classes HC and MC

MVR has announced on Oct 1 2018 its new system of licensing for HC and MC is beginning.  This will make it harder for licence upgrade 'dodgies' to operate in the NT market.  At NATA, we believe it is high time something was done to reinforce the message that heavy vehicle licence holders are highly skilled and trained professionals.  Fortunately, not much will change at NATA, our courses are already designed and delivered to high standards, and the new system seeks to extend this level of professionalism across the NT driver training and assessment industry. You, as licence upgrade applicants, can look forward to a new system, where the past emphasis on the licensing task, is replaced by a National standard learning environment, where licensing outcomes are earned, and new skills are truly learned.

The 2018 Load Restraint Guide has been approved in March 2018.  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.

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

  • TLIC3004 - Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle
  • TLIC3003 - Drive Medium Rigid Vehicle
  • TLIC2002 - Drive Light Rigid Vehicle
  • TLILIC3017 - Drive Heavy Combination Vehicle
  • TLILIC3018 - Drive Multi Combination Vehicle

Latest News

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

    No weekend surcharge applies

  • TLIA1001 Secure Cargo and TLID Load and Unload Cargo are 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. Full day training and assessment is available. Where split bookings are preferred, NATA recommends at least 4 hour sessions.





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

September: Thur 6 & Fri 7; Thur 13 & Fri 14; Thur 20 & Fri 21; Wed 26 & Fri 28

October: Thur 11 & Fri 12; Thur 18 & Fri 19

November: Thur 1 & Fri 2; Thur 8 & Fri 9; Thur 15 & Fri 16; Thur 22 & Fri 23; Thur 29 & Fri 30


September: Tue 4 & Wed 5; Tue 18 & Wed 19

October: Mon 1 & Tue 2; Tue 16 & Wed 17

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

Dogging (5 day course)

Dogging courses are delivered over 5 days on an as booked basis. Bookings require a minimum of four to proceed.




Working at Heights

September: Mon 3; Mon 16; Mon 17

October: Mon 8; Mon 15

November: Mon 11; Mon 25