Why is this Training Required?
Anyone wanting to become an Oversize Over Mass Escort Vehicle driver in NSW must complete this nationally accredited training program before their application is approved by RMS. As a national RTO, Into Training Australia (ITA) has been approved to provide this course.
Heavy Vehicle Escorts play a key role in maintaining road safety and property protection in the movement of oversize and/or over mass loads throughout New South Wales. From 1 July 2016, NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) began managing a new Oversize and/or Over Mass (OSOM) Escort Vehicle Drivers Scheme. The change aims to provide greater flexibility to the OSOM industry by providing a greater pool of appropriately trained and accredited service providers and authorised escort vehicle drivers to facilitate OSOM moves.
It’s a multi-skilled role that is not for the feint-hearted. It involves everything from route planning to risk assessment and safe driving for long periods of time with varying degrees of sustained and selective attention. A love of being on the road, working as a team and problem solving are fundamental, as is the knowledge and understanding of what is required in the role so that the safety of the public and other workers is maintained.
Upon successful completion of the required training, ITA will issue a Statement of Attainment to each participant. This must provided to RMS along with the other application information that is required by them to become an OSOM Escort Driver in NSW.
Further details of this scheme, RMS’s requirements and how to apply to become an approved OSOM Driver can be found at:
This course is designed to deliver training for the six nationally accredited units that are required by RMS for people who are applying to become a Heavy Vehicle Escort Driver under RMS’s (OSOM) Escort Vehicle Drivers Scheme in NSW. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the units listed below.
The course covers the expected code of conduct requirements in relation to:
Diversity and inclusion
Conflict of interest
Reporting corrupt conduct
Unprofessional conduct responsibilities
Acceptance of gifts or benefits
Acceptance of Bribes
Compliance and Enforcement
Please contact us on 1300 739 881 or if you would like further information or book yourself into a course.