Multi-Combination (MC) Licence Training – Melbourne, Victoria
Multi Combination (MC) Truck Licence Course in Victoria
Our MC Licence training program is designed to enhance your theoretical knowledge and practical driving skills in operating multiple trailer trucks. Choose TDT Australia to help you obtain an MC truck licence and start driving around Melbourne or regional areas in Victoria. Alternatively, you can browse our available courses and sign up for a class that suits your goals and schedules.
Unit of Competency:
Multi Combination Vehicle:
A Multi Combination vehicle is a Heavy Combination vehicle with more than one trailer.
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 Multi Combination.
Drivers participating in this course must have held a HR licence for a minimum of 12 months, and have a current HC licence.
One Day Course*
Student Instructor Ratio 1:1
- Applicants with an Overseas Licence must have written approval from VicRoads stating licence category eligible.
- Applicants on Prescribed Medication or with a Medical Condition may require a medical clearance from VicRoads prior to commencement.
- 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.
Theory and Practical
- Road Law General
- B-Double Information
- Defensive Driving
- Loading MC vehicles
- VicRoads Theory Test
- Road Train Information
- Driving Tips
- Pre-Operational Checks
- 90-Degree Turns
- Braking Distance
- Following Distance
- Lane Management
- Uncoupling – coupling
- Fuel efficiency
- System of Vehicle Control
- Correct use of Accessories
- Maintaining Safe Speed/Safe Gap
- Highway Driving
- Gear Selection
- Economy Driving
- Forward, Offset Manoeuvres
- Cabin Inspection
- Load Restraint
- Theory Test
- Drive Assessment
- Skills Assessment (Reverse & Coupling, 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.
Can I go from an HR (Heavy Rigid) licence to an MC licence in Victoria?
You can upgrade from a Heavy Rigid (HR) licence to a Multi-Combination (MC) licence in Victoria. However, you’ll need to meet specific prerequisites before doing so. Firstly, you need to hold your HR licence for at least one year. Secondly, you’ll be required to complete a comprehensive training and assessment course from a registered training organisation, which includes successfully completing the requirements for a HC licence before you can proceed to the MC component. After successful completion, you must pay the necessary fees to upgrade your licence.
What is an MC driver?
An MC (Multi-Combination) driver is someone qualified to operate the largest and heaviest class of heavy vehicles in Australia. These include B-doubles, road trains, and any vehicle towing more than one trailer. MC drivers must understand road safety, heavy vehicle operations, load restraint, and other skills crucial for manoeuvring such large and complex vehicles. Due to the complexities and responsibilities involved, MC drivers often undergo rigorous training and assessments before they are deemed competent.
What are MC vehicles?
MC (Multi-Combination) vehicles refer to the heaviest and largest class of vehicles in the heavy vehicle national licensing classification in Australia. These vehicles include:
- B-Doubles: A prime mover towing two semi-trailers, with the first semi-trailer connected to the prime mover by a fifth wheel and the second semi-trailer connected to the first.
- Road Trains: A prime mover towing more than two trailers. These can include a variety of configurations, such as a double and triple road train.
MC vehicles are commonly used in long-haul freight across Australia and are crucial for transporting goods over vast distances. Due to their size and complexity, MC vehicles require a specialised licence, known as the MC licence.
|Day Course (8 to 10 hrs) – One Day||$1,750.00|
|Heavy Vehicle Retest|
|(On Road) Drive Retest||$320.00|
|(Off Road) Reverse Retest||$160.00|
|Hourly Training (Minimum 4 hrs)|
|Heavy Vehicle (MR, HR, HC & MC) per hour||$160.00|
|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.