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Licence Endorsements:


Why do a Transport of Dangerous Goods course with TR Master Drive Services?

  • This course is designed to teach drivers, loaders and handlers how to transport and handle dangerous goods legally and safely.

  • You will be professionally trained by qualified and experienced instructors.

  • Train at your place of work or one of our nationwide facilities.

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to:

  • To provide drivers with the knowledge and skills required to safely and legally transport dangerous goods by road. 
  • To provide other people working in the road transport industry, such as loaders working with dangerous goods, with the knowledge and skills to do so.
  • To enable drivers to apply for a "D" driver licence endorsement on successful completion of the course requirements.

Full and Renewal

  • The course is available as a “Full” course for first time trainees and a “Renewal” for those renewing their “D”.
  • Dangerous Goods “D” Licence endorsements are valid for 5 years and must be renewed on expiry.


  • Meets requirements of Unit Standard 16718 (Demonstrate and apply knowledge of law and practice for the transport of Dangerous Goods by road). 
  • Covers Driver Licence “D” Endorsement.
  • Takes approximately 1 day and covers theory only – there is no practical.


  • Covers Driver Licence “D” Endorsement.
  • Takes approximately 2 to 3 hours and covers theory only – there is no practical.

Course Venue

We can complete training at one of our nationwide training facilities or at your own site.

What happens when I pass the course?

  • Take the certificate we give you to a licensing agency (e.g. AA, VTNZ or VINZ) and apply for a D Endorsement (Fees apply). 
  • YOU MUST present this within 60 days - otherwise you will have to pay for and re-sit the course again

IMPORTANT: You cannot drive with just the certificate - it is not a licence.

Course Fees – Scheduled courses at one of our nationwide branches

  • Full course - $240 + GST per person ($276 including GST).
  • Renewal - $152.17 + GST per person ($175 including GST).
  • Includes NZQA credit registration fees for Full course.
  • Does not include Driver licence fees for “D” endorsement.

Trainee Requirements

  • Drivers must have a minimum of a NZ Class 1 (car) Learner Licence.
  • For Renewals drivers must have a NZ licence and have previously had a “D” endorsement that has expired by no more than 12 months.
  • Course numbers are normally restricted to 10 trainees.


All trainees receive and work from our “Operators Handbook for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road” – a professionally produced comprehensive training resource with illustrations.


We’re happy to custom build a training programme to suit your needs. We can also run a private course at your premises (Minimum of 6 people).