Light Rigid Truck Licence Training Classes – Melbourne, VIC
Are you looking to obtain a Victorian Light Rigid Licence to kickstart your career as a truck driver in Melbourne? Trust TDT Training to provide you with a training experience that makes you a safer and smarter driver. Rest assured that when you join our course, you will get the best level of support to successfully pass your driver knowledge test.
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Unit of competency:
Light Rigid Vehicle:
A Light Rigid vehicle is a vehicle more than 4.5 tones but not more than 8 tonnes GVM or which seats more than 12 people(including the driver).
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 Light Rigid Licence.
Drivers participating in this course must have held a Victorian Car Licence for a minimum period of 12 months.
From 8 hours (Depending on Experience).
Theory, Road law and General Driving Tips to prepare for the LR Assessment
- Pre Operational Checks
- 90 Degree Turns
- Following Distance
- Highway Driving
- System of Vehicle Control
- Lane Management
- Maintaining safe speed/safe gap
- Gear Selection
- Correct use of accessories
- Braking Distance
- Load Restraint
- Cabin Inspection
Resources: Own Vehicle
- Theory Test
- Drive Assessment
- Skills Assessment (Reverse Test, Cabin Inspection, Vehicle Inspection & Load Restraint)
Ratio: Student/Instructor Ratio 1:1
- Applicants on Prescribed Medication or with a Medical Condition may require a medical clearance from VicRoadsprior 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 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.
Is TDT’s light rigid licence course available for automatic and manual vehicles?
We offer our light rigid licence training for both automatic and manual vehicles.
What can you drive with a LR driver’s licence?
Having a light truck licence allows you to drive a range of vehicles, not just trucks. On a light rigid licence, you are also qualified to drive minibuses and motor homes. This licence also covers small equipment carriers, cranes or other vehicles common on landscaping or construction sites.
What kind of work can you get once you have an LR truck licence?
Having an LR truck licence can provide you an entry point into a variety of work. In the construction industry, certain types of cranes or equipment carriers also fall under this licence class. If you are seeking a role in delivery services, many courier trucks fall within this licence class, as do small tour buses or luxury shuttles – very useful if you work for a private transportation company that facilitates group tours or runs community bus programs.
What are the main benefits of obtaining a light rigid licence?
A light rigid licence allows you to operate vehicles that transport more people or cargo than your standard car. This offers you greater flexibility, whether you’re using the licence professionally or in a more personal capacity. The LR licence opens the door to new job opportunities in a variety of industries, and you’ll benefit from enhanced driving skills – training for the LR licence involves advanced driving techniques and specialised knowledge about vehicle maintenance.
TDT can support you in further training courses for medium rigid and heavy rigid trucks and vehicles – contact our team to find out more.
Are there any prerequisites to taking the TDT Light Rigid Licence training course?
There is one key prerequisite you need to fulfil before you attend our light rigid licence training course. All drivers must have held a full or probationary Victorian car licence for at least 12 months. Training on international licences is not allowed (there is an exemption if you hold a New Zealand driver’s licence). If you want to check you are eligible for our training program or to sit the final LR driver’s licence test, give our team a call today.
TDT: your partner in Light Rigid Licence training
At TDT Training, we’re committed to ensuring our training courses are high-calibre, preparing students to be safe, competent operators – not just pass a test. Australian-owned and operated, we endeavour to provide quality education and training to fill skills gaps and open pathways to jobs for our students. With 27 years (and counting) in the industry, our commitment to quality and success speaks for itself.
We’re here to support you throughout your training process. Learn from knowledgeable staff with real-world experience, and practice on a range of modern, industry-standard vehicles.
For more information about TDT Training’s extensive range of heavy vehicle, forklift and earthmoving training and testing programs, contact our team today.
|Extreme Novice (8hrs) – One Day||$1,090.00|
|Heavy Vehicle Retest|
|(On Road) Drive Retest||$320.00|
|(Off Road) Reverse Retest||$160.00|
|Hourly Training (Minimum 2 hrs for weekdays, Minimum 4 hrs for weekends)|
|Heavy Vehicle (MR, HR, HC & MC) per hour||$150.00|
|Weekend Fee (Applied per person, per day)||15%|
|Verbal Theory Test||$110.00|
|Re-issue Certificate / SOA||$50.00|
|Endorsement fee (payable at TDT Training) $60.00*
*A card payment fee applies when using VISA or Mastercard.