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Licence – Heavy Rigid

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Licence – Heavy Rigid

Licence – Heavy Rigid

Licenced Course

5 to 13 hours

from $775

Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Sunshine

Unit of Competency:

TLILIC2016B – Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle

Heavy Rigid Vehicle:

A Heavy Rigid Vehicle is a vehicle 8 tones GVM and above, with 3 or more axles, including truck & bus.


This course is designed to train drivers to a competent standard in both theory and practical, which will enable them to pass the relevant VicRoads testing criteria for theory, skills and practical driving in the category of Heavy Rigid.

Entry Requirements:

Drivers participating in this course must have held a Victorian Car Licence for a minimum period of 24 months.


Your choice of non-synchromesh (18 speed Road Ranger) over an 8, 12 or 13 hour course (Depending on experience) or an 8 speed synchromesh gearbox over 5, 6 or 8 hours (Depending on experience)*

Hourly training is also available upon request.


Student/Instructor Ratio 1:1

Special Conditions:

  • Applicants with on Medication or with a Medical Condition may require a medical Clearance from VicRoads prior to commencement.
  • Applicants with an Overseas Licence must have written approval from VicRoads stating licence category eligible.
  • Clearance from VicRoads may be required before any Training or Assessment may commence.

* VicRoads criteria will not allow training on international licences (except NZ). Course Prices/times do NOT Guarantee a Licence.

Course Content:

  • Theory & Practical


  • Road Law General
  • Driving Tips
  • VicRoads Theory Test


  • Pre-operational checks
  • 90-degree turns
  • Reversing
  • Observation
  • Braking distance
  • Following distance
  • Turns
  • Highway driving
  • Intersections/Roundabouts
  • Lane Management
  • Gear Selection
  • System of vehicle control
  • Maintaining safe speed/safe gap
  • Correct use of accessories
  • Cabin Inspection
  • Load Restraint


  • Theory Test (if applicable)
  • Drive Assessment
  • Skills Assessment (Reverse Test, Cabin Inspection, Vehicle Inspection & Load Restraint)



Heavy Rigid (Synchro/Auto) Price
Experienced (5 hrs) $775.00
Novice (6hrs) $900.00
Extreme Novice (8hrs) – One Day $1,150.00
Experienced Course ( 8 -9 hrs – 2 pp) – One Day $1,370.00
Novice Course ( 9 -10 hrs – 2 pp) – One Day  $1,520.00
Heavy Rigid (Non Synchro) Price
Industry Experienced (8 hrs) – One Day $1,150.00
Some Experience (12 hrs) – 3 x 4 hrs (3 days) $1,450.00
Novice (13hrs) – 2 x 4½ hrs & 1 x 4hr (3 days) $1,550.00
Heavy Vehicle Retest
KT4 Retest $35.00
Load Restraint Retest $50.00
Pre-operational Retest $50.00
Cabin Retest $35.00
(On Road) Drive Retest $187.50
(Off Road) One Reverse Retest $85.00
(Off Road) Both Reverse Retest $125.00
Hourly Training (Minimum 2 hrs)
Heavy Vehicle (MR, HR, HC & MC) per hour $125.00
Assessment Fee (this can only be offered in conjunction with training) $250.00
Other Charges
Weekend Fee (Applied per person, per day) 10%
Truck Handbook $15.00
Verbal Theory Test $50.00
Certificate / SOA $35.00
Licence Fee (Payable at VicRoads) $29.00

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