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Safe Load Program (Formerly AIP)

Safe Load Program - Course Summary

The Safe Load Program (Formerly AIP) course is a prerequisite for anyone needing to enter a petroleum facility to load bulk petroleum product. The course has been prepared to provide generic introductory training for drivers entering oil industry terminals and depots. The Safe Load Program course is intended to ensure the safety of personnel and the protection of facilities at oil industry inland storage and distribution facilities throughout Australia.

SLP training courses are conducted regularly in Newcastle, Sydney, and Brisbane. Typically, our schedule is twice a month in each location. Usually, with one SLP course run on a a weekend date and another scheduled during the week.

The Safe Load Program course costs $295. SLP charge a separate $150 registration fee.

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12:30pm Start - Saturday 13th January 2024

12:30pm Start - Monday 29th January 2024

12:30pm Start - Saturday 10th February 2024

12:30pm Start - Monday 26th February 2024

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12:30pm Start - Monday 25th March 2024


3pm Start - Saturday 13th January 2024

3pm Start - Monday 29th January 2024

3pm Start - Monday 26th February 2024

3pm Start - Saturday 9th March 2024

3pm Start - Monday 25th March 2024

Who is this course for?

The Safe Load Program course is primarily intended for petroleum transport industry drivers and contractors who are required to gain access to petroleum loading facilities and load bulk petroleum products.

About the SLP Course

Our scheduled SLP courses are conducted in Newcastle, Brisbane, and Sydney. Typically we try to run a course twice a month at each location.

For Brisbane SLP courses, we conduct these at the Brothers Rugby Club in Albion (see this Map). In Newcastle, the SLP courses are held at our premises in Mayfield (Map), and in Sydney, the courses are held at Cabramatta Rugby League Club (Map).

Participants will receive appropriate training to enter a petroleum facility to load bulk petroleum product.

The generic material in this program is common to all companies and facilities in the industry and covers:

6 Steps to get an SLP ID Card

6 Steps to get an SLP ID Card

1) Complete an online application: This is done through the SLP website, and involves providing your contact details and payment for your new ID card. You will receive an email message containing your SLP eWay transaction receipt and notification of your unique ID Number which will also be your Username when logging in to the SLP program in the future.

You can start a new application on the SLP website. For help with the application, the SLP website has provided a number of helpful video's.

Using your ID number/Username and password you can access the SLP load training website where you will find:

2) Book a Safe Load Training course by contacting us at 123 Training Solutions

How do I make a Booking?... It's easy! Check out our Booking Guide for more details.

3) Attend and complete the face to face training. Once you have completed your course the trainer will confirm with SLP that you have attended face to face training.

4) Have your trainer check, confirm and sign off on your various ID requirements.

Once your trainer confirms that these documents match the information in your online profile, you will have immediate access to the online assessment.

5) Complete the online assessment: This assessment may now be completed anywhere that you have access to a computer and the internet.

Note: SLP has recently changed the assessment process, making it easier and more flexible. What used to happen: After completing the training aspect, participants would be required to book in at a respective terminal, provide their adequate ID, and then complete an online assessment at that terminal.

What happens now: Participants will have access to the online assessment as soon as they have been checked off by the trainer as having both the appropriate ID, and completed the training. They may then do the assessment at any computer with access to the internet.

6) Your SLP ID card will be dispatched to you within 24 hours of completing the assessment, and should arrive in the post within 12 working days.

Class Size

Maximum class size is limited to 15 people.

Outcome and Qualification

Successful completion of the Safe Load Program will be recognised with a "SLP Driver Passport", recognisable across the industry (but not replacing any existing licences or permits required by law). This passport is valid for a period of two years, after which further testing (and further training, if required) will be necessary to ensure continued understanding of compliance with safe procedures within oil industry terminals and depots.

On Site Courses

We are more than happy to arrange to do on-site courses. Call or email for details on price structure, and available dates.

Course Duration

The Safe Load Program training takes approximately 2 hours depending on class size and participants prior knowledge and experience.

Course Cost

$295 per person + $150 for SLP

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