Northern Australia Training and Assessment (NATA) Darwin, NT

NATA Training Centre is at 162 McKinnon Road Pinelands.

News:  NATA has an 18 speed, road train rated Mack Granite available for licensing courses and gearbox training.  Contact us to book.
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.

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

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

  • 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

July: Thur 5 & Fri 6; Thur 12 & Fri 13; Thur 19 & Fri 20; Mon 30 & Tue 31

August: Thur 2 & Fri 3; Thur 9 & Fri 10; Thur 16 & Fri 17; Thur 23 & Fri 24; Thur 30 & Fri 31

September: Thur 6 & Fri 7; Thur 13 & Fri 14; Thur 20 & Fri 21; Thur 27 & Fri 28


July: Tue 10 & Wed 11; Tue 17 & Wed 18; Tue 24 & Wed 25

August: Tue 14 & Wed 15; Tue 21 & Wed 22

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

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

July: Mon 9; Mon 16; Mon 23

August: Mon 13; Mon 20

September: Mon 3; Mon 17