(TLILIC2016) – Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle
At Core Truck Driving School we deliver high standards of truck training to ensure all our students understand the fundamentals of handling a heavy rigid (HR) vehicle safely. We provide one on one accredited training covering all 15 criteria involved in the assessment for an HR licence. This extensive training covers the essential skills involved in safely operating heavy vehicles as well as encompassing defensive driving techniques. As with all our courses, we promise satisfaction or money back guarantee.
Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence applies to:
- Trucks and buses with a gross vehicle mass of more than 8 tonnes and with three or more axles.
- Any towed trailers must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM.
- Bendy buses – although these vehicles are articulated, they are considered rigid vehicles.
The Heavy Rigid 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 AQF and 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 Transport NSW and meet AQF requirements, to be able to train and assess under HVCBA. Please note: that 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.
How to Get Heavy Rigid Licence
To be eligible to attend the HR 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 Rigid Licence course you must first attend an Service NSW 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 HR 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 Service NSW 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 Rigid Licence, please call us on 1800 00 CORE or book online to ensure your place in our next HR course.