Avopiling Australia Pty Ltd

Avopiling is a proudly Australian owned and operated company. Established in 1989, it has grown to become one of Australia’s leading Ground Engineering and Foundation Services companies, and operates around Australia.

In addition to the conventional piling operations, Avopiling has extended and excelled its professional services to the Australian construction and mining industry. Notable fields of services with innovation and economical solutions are:

  • Secant Pile Walls
  • Service Shafts with large diameter boring Directional drilling for connecting services between the underground tunnels
  • Sound rock penetration with Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) technique
  • Cast in situ displacement piles
  • Diaphragm wall
  • Cutter Soil mixing

Avopiling has expanded its services further to cut off walls and ground improvement works with deep soil mixing, jet grouting and turbo jet. Avopiling employs qualified and professional engineers with vast national and international experience. With a comprehensive workshop facility, Avopiling is able to manufacture its own drilling tools and machine components suitable for local conditions.

In addition to in-house innovation, Avopiling is also committed to the introduction of technology from overseas. Major investments have been made in Soilmec drilling rigs, Liebherr Cranes, Junttan piling rigs and Bauer rigs which ensures its fleet of rigs is one of the most modern and advanced in the Australian market.

Register for the Heavy Haulage - Safe Heavy Vehicle Driver Introduction Skills Course


Program Overview 

This program was developed by TAFE NSW for  Avopiling Australia Pty Ltd and focuses on two broad heavy vehicle units of competency in the VET sector. This Heavy Vehicle Driver Safety Introductory program draws upon NSW data although the themes of the contents can be applied to Australian Heavy Vehicle (HV) drivers generally.

The types of HV fatal crashes are examined by primary and secondary risk factors. These can also be categorized by human and environment factors. Fatigue, alcohol and drugs, speed and distraction are the significant cited crash related culprits.

Consequences of fatal crashes are examined in detail. There is a long list of consequential impacts which many in the public are not aware of. Truck specific HV Regulation and Chain of Responsibility are examined. Significant attention is devoted to three of the vulnerable road user areas: pedestrians, bicycles, and motor cycles. These three groups generally form the bulk of the vulnerable road users that have fatal heavy vehicle outcomes when they occur, especially in metropolitan areas.

Considerable effort is devoted to both good driving techniques and good driver practices.


The two units include:

  • The skills and knowledge required to carry out inspection of a commercial vehicle, including hauling units and any attached trailer, in accordance with relevant workplace procedures.
  • It includes conducting routine checks, cleaning vehicles, ensuring all specified safety requirements are met and ensuring vehicles are operational according to workplace procedures.
  • Work is performed with limited or minimum supervision, and with duty of care for self and others in achieving the prescribed outcomes.


  • The skills and knowledge required for heavy vehicle drivers to manage fatigue and to work safely within the Transport and Logistics industry.
  • It includes applying fatigue risk management strategies, identifying and acting on signs of fatigue, operating within a fatigue risk management system, planning and navigating trips, updating and maintaining records, complying with work and rest limits, and implementing appropriate strategies to minimise fatigue during work activities.
  • Work is performed under some supervision as a single operator and/or within a team environment.
  • Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this unit. The primary legislative requirement of this unit of competency is the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).
  • Being awarded this unit of competency is a necessary requirement to operate under National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Fatigue Management Accreditation but is only one of the criteria. Prospective applicants should check with the NHVR before undertaking training and/or assessment.


Group activities are part of the program which helps to reinforce content as well as soliciting ideas from the drivers in the program.

Delivery: The program is delivered in class and face to face with assessment.

Recognition: The program has been successfully assessed as a recognised industry ‘micro-credential’ by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia. This certification will hold for a three year period.


Date: Multiple dates. Starts on December 4th, 2023

Time: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Venue: TAFE NSW Infrastructure Skills Centre, Annandale is located at 299 Johnston Street, Annandale

Fee: $580


This course is targeted towards Sydney Metro contractors servicing the projects requiring adherence to the Sydney Metro Industry Curriculum.

To book please follow the link  or email .