Licence – Heavy Rigid

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Licence – Heavy Rigid

Licence – Heavy Rigid

Licenced Course

from 6 hours

from $975

Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Sunshine, Ballarat

Unit of Competency:

TLILIC2016 – 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)


Course duration/costs do not guarantee students will sit the on road licence test. To be eligible to test, students MUST first meet VicRoads criteria. If criteria are NOT met students will not be able to undergo the on road test and will  continue to train for the duration of the course. Additional costs will apply if students book subsequent training and/or testing.


Heavy Rigid (Synchro/Auto) Price
Novice (6hrs) $975.00
Extreme Novice (8hrs) – One Day $1,250.00
Heavy Rigid (Non Synchro) Price
Industry Experienced (8 hrs) – One Day $1,250.00
Novice (12hrs) – 12 hrs over 2 days (2 x 6 hrs) or 1 & half days (8hrs & 4 hrs) or 3 days (3 x 4 hrs) $1,650.00
Heavy Vehicle Retest
KT4 Retest $40.00
Load Restraint Retest $50.00
Pre-operational Retest $50.00
Cabin Retest $50.00
(On Road) Drive Retest $300.00
(Off Road) One Reverse Retest $150.00
(Off Road) Both Reverse Retest $150.00
Hourly Training (Minimum 3 hrs for weekdays, Minimum 4 hrs for weekends)
Heavy Vehicle (MR, HR, HC & MC) per hour $150.00
Assessment Fee (this can only be offered in conjunction with training) $280.00
Other Charges
Weekend Fee (Applied per person, per day) 15%
Truck Handbook $15.00
Verbal Theory Test $110.00
Re-issue Certificate / SOA $50.00
Endorsement fee (payable at TDT Training or VicRoads) $32.00*
*A card payment fee applies when using VISA or Mastercard.

FAQ Section

How much does it cost to get a truck licence in Victoria?

How much it costs to get your heavy rigid truck license in Victoria will depend on the amount of experience that you have. At Transport Driver Training (TDT), we have courses for experienced drivers starting from $800 and courses for novices starting from $1190 (gearbox specific). Feel free to speak with our friendly team for more information on HR training course costs in Melbourne and beyond. 

How do I get a truck licence in Victoria?

You can get your truck license in Victoria by completing the required course through an accredited   provider, such as TDT. Transport Driver Training (TDT) courses combine both theory and practical learning to ensure that you are competent to safely operate a heavy vehicle on the road. 

Where are the training courses held?

Transport Driver Training (TDT) conducts truck license training in Melbourne and across Victoria. You can complete your course with us in Hallam, Bendigo, Sunshine, Sale or Ballarat. We provide a standout learning environment to ensure that all participants gain the skills they need to safely drive on the road. 

What HR licence course am I eligible to take?

Drivers participating in a HR course must have held a Victorian car licence for a minimum period of 24 months*. Applicants 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 and transfer their licence to Victoria.* Time exemptions through VicRoads are possible

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