Unit of Competency:
Medium Rigid Vehicle:
A Medium Rigid vehicle is any 2 axle rigid vehicle, including truck & bus, greater than 8 tones GVM.
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 Medium Rigid Licence.
Drivers participating in this course must have held a Victorian Car Licence for a minimum period of 12 months.
5 or 8 hours (Depending on Experience).
Theory, Road law and General Driving Tips to prepare for the MR Assessment
Road Law General Driving tips VicRoads theory test
- Pre operational checks
- 90 degree turns
- Braking distance
- Following distance
- Highway driving
- Lane management
- Gear selection
- System of vehicle control
- Maintaining safe speed/safe gap
- Correct use of accessories
- Load Restraint
- Cabin Inspection
Resources: Hino, 6 Speed Synchromesh gearbox
- 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 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 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.
|Experienced (5 hrs)||$725.00|
|Extreme Novice (8hrs) – One Day||$1,090.00|
|Novice Course ( 9 -10 hrs – 2 pp) – One Day||$1,600.00|
|Heavy Vehicle Retest|
|Load Restraint Retest||$50.00|
|(On Road) Drive Retest||$280.00|
|(Off Road) One Reverse Retest||$150.00|
|(Off Road) Both Reverse Retest||$150.00|
|Hourly Training (Minimum 2 hrs for weekdays, Minimum 4 hrs for weekends)|
|Heavy Vehicle (MR, HR, HC & MC) per hour||$140.00|
|Assessment Fee (this can only be offered in conjunction with training)||$280.00|
|Weekend Fee (Applied per person, per day)||15%|
|Verbal Theory Test||$110.00|
|Re-issue Certificate / SOA||$50.00|
|Licence Fee (Payable at VicRoads)||$31.50|
In order to drive a medium rigid vehicle – which is any 2-axle bus or truck greater than 8 tonnes GVM – you need to hold the relevant license. You can get this license by completing a training course through an accredited provider such as TDT. To be eligible for a medium rigid licence you must have held a car licence for at least one year.
Transport Driver Training offers medium rigid license courses in Melbourne and across Victoria. We operate from Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Sunshine and Ballarat. Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team to find out more about our courses and how we can help with your training requirements.
Our medium rigid license courses start at $725 for experienced drivers. We also have options for novice drivers starting at $1090. Transport Driver Training (TDT) has a trainer to student ratio of 1:1 so you can get the best level of training possible.
Students will need to read the Victorian Truck and Bus handbook and sit a theory test (minimum 26/32 for a pass). During your training you will act on a range of different aspects of operating a medium rigid vehicle. This includes starting/stopping sequence, reversing and manoeuvring, turning and handling, vehicle position, gears and their issues, city and highway driving, road law system of vehicle control, performing cabin checks and performing pre-drive safety inspections.