HC Licence (Heavy Combination truck licence)
A Heavy Combination Licence is required if you wish to drive trucks with a single trailer, commonly referred to as a “semi-trailer”. This includes vehicles such as prime movers, truck and dogs, pig trailers, floats and low loaders. Given the size of these vehicles, it is imperative that drivers have the necessary skills and knowledge to drive them safely. Students who may feel apprehensive about handling this class of vehicle can be assured that attending a course through Core Driving School will give them the confidence and expertise they need to drive HC vehicles.
The Heavy Combination Licence course involves training in both the theoretical and practical criteria as required under the HVCBA. It also includes the final competency assessment. Courses can generally be completed in one day unless a student requires a little more time working on a particular skill. At Core Driving School it is our goal to ensure all students are equipped with all the necessary skills required to pass their assessment with confidence.
Under HVCBA, drivers are assessed against specific criteria relating to the safe operation of heavy vehicles. The assessment is then conducted under a range of conditions. The assessor must be accredited by the RMS and it is a requirement under HVCBA that your training and assessment are conducted by different assessors. At Core Driving School we look after this for you and ensure that the assessor that delivers your training will not be the same assessor that conducts your Final Competency Assessment.
To be eligible to attend the HC Licence course you must;
- Have held a class C licence (except a Learner licence) or equivalent for one year or more.
Please note that any time spent on a P1 licence counts towards the year total however you are unable to practice on an LR vehicle or obtain an LR licence until you hold a P2 or full class C licence.
In order to attend a Heavy Combination Licence course you must first attend an RMS office in person and;
- Provide a completed Licence Application Form
- Provide acceptable proof of identity
- Pass an eyesight test
- Provide a medical report (if applicable)
- Pass the HC knowledge test
- Pay the appropriate fee.
You will then be issued with a Heavy Vehicle HVCBA Learner’s Log Book and a copy of the Guide to Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment. The guide will provide you with all the necessary information required regarding what tasks you need to complete in the training and your final assessment. All progress is recorded in your log book which shows your progress in developing the skills required to upgrade your licence. It is important that you keep your Log Book until you have passed your final assessment.
Once you have successfully completed your Final Competency Assessment you simply attend an RMS centre to be issued with your upgraded licence.
We offer all our courses in the Sydney, Penrith, Campbelltown, Newcastle, Central Coast and Wollongong regions. We offer flexible training hours, including early morning and in the afternoons to fit with your schedule. If you meet appropriate criteria and wish to obtain your Heavy Combination Licence, please call us on 0499 822 673 or book online to ensure your place in our next HC course.