Northern Australia Training and Assessment (NATA) Darwin, NT

NATA Training Centre is at 162 McKinnon Road Pinelands.

News:  Progress of New licensing system for Articulated classes HC and MC

NATA has conducted a number of assessments for HC and MC class licence upgrades, and our experience is showing the new system works well for our students.  One area of confusion (mainly at MVR) is the fact that your HR licence is your base heavy vehicle licence for gearbox conditions (ie. xu for auto and b for auto/synchro).  If you need to remove a gearbox condition, you only need be tested to upgrade your HR licence.  
To note, it is important to plan for your licence upgrade, and ensure you are well prepared for your assessment.  NATA advise a general program of two days for either class, which may be extended as required.  Contact us to discuss your licensing needs.

Update your load restraint knowledge with TLIA1001 Secure Load or TLID2004 Load and Unload Cargo, both now available for bookings. The new Load Restraint Guide (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

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

  • 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 $1,600.00 for the package

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

    Book two or more courses for a Combo Discount, contact Annette for more details.

  • 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

December: Thur 6 & Fri 7; Thur 13 & Fri 14; Thur 20 & Fri 21 - Xmas Break

January: Thur 17 & Fri 18; Thur 24 & Fri 25; Thur 31 & Fri 1 (Feb)

February: Thur 7 & Fri 8; Thur 14 & Fri 15; Thur 21 & Fri 22; Thur 28 & Fri 1 (Mar)


December: Tue 18 & Wed 19

January: Tue 22 & Wed 23

February: Tue 5 & Wed 6; Tue 19 & Wed 20

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

January: Mon 21

February: Mon 4; Mon 18

March: TBC