Pilot Vehicle Driver Fact Sheet
Feb 2023

Victorian Level 1 Uncertified Pilot

Level 1 pilot vehicle driver in Victoria is required to hold a full driver’s licence and drive a vehicle complying with the requirements of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

Victorian Level 2 Certified Pilot

To qualify as a Level 2 or CPVD applicants wishing to participate must have a minimum of 12 months comprehensive experience in piloting oversize loads (minimum of 20 oversize load movements during the last 12 months). Level 2 pilot vehicle drivers or CPVD are required to hold a full driver’s licence (not probationary), drive a vehicle complying with the Heavy Vehicle National Law and have successfully completed the following training through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

  • TLIF 3060 Control Traffic as a Pilot Vehicle Operator
  • TLIC 3010 Pilot or Escort Oversized and /or Overmassed Loads
  • TLIE 3009 Use Pilot and Escort Communication
  • TLIF 3013 Coordinate Breakdowns in Emergencies
  • TLIB 2004 Carry Out Vehicle Inspection

Training in traffic control enables CPVD to acquire appropriate training that is specifically tailored to meet your needs. Additionally, in Victoria drivers are required to renew their CPVD Authority every three years, as traffic control training is refreshed. These arrangements ensure that drivers are always kept up to date with traffic control for their specific task. An applicant for a CPVD Authority must provide documented evidence of having refreshed their TLIF3060 competency through an RTO and provide documentary evidence of ongoing piloting work (minimum of 40 oversize load movements during the three years). Any traffic control competency attained more than three years prior to the certification date is deemed to have expired.

Western Australian/Northern Territory/Queensland Pilots in Victoria

Pilots and Traffic Escort Wardens registered in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland are recognised in Victoria provided that they:
1. Hold a current qualification in their state of origin; and
2. Have successfully completed the traffic control competency within the past three years (Control traffic as a pilot vehicle operator- TLIF 3060) before they operate as a Certified Pilot in Victoria. 

This certificate must be renewed every 3 years.