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TLILIC2014 - Light rigid vehicle

Course Details

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Entry Requirements

Drivers participating in this course must have held a Victorian Car Licence for a minimum period of 12 months.


Student/Instructor Ratio 1:1


Course Content

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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).


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Light Rigid (LR) Truck Licence Training in Melbourne


This course trains light rigid truck drivers to a competent standard in both theory and practical skills related to driving light rigid vehicles. You'll learn what you need to pass the relevant VicRoads testing criteria for the light rigid licence category, including theory, skills, and practical assessments.

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Special Conditions

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.

Price Details

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Light Rigid

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Extreme Novice


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Hourly Training (Minimum 2 hrs for weekdays, Minimum 4 hrs for weekends)

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Heavy Vehicle (MR, HR, HC & MC) per hour


Assessment Fee (this can only be offered in conjunction with training)


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Heavy Vehicle Retest

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KT4 Retest


(On Road) Drive Retest


(Off Road) Both Reverse Retest


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Other Charges

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Weekend Fee (Applied per person, per day)


Truck Handbook


Verbal Theory Test


Endorsement fee (payable at TDT ) $60.00* *A card payment fee applies when using VISA or Mastercard.


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A light rigid vehicle is a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of more than 4.5 tonnes but not more than 8 tonnes or carries more than 12 people (including the driver). Examples include trucks and buses.
A Victorian LR Licence (Light Rigid Licence) allows you to drive a range of rigid vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of more than 4.5 tonnes but not more than 8 tonnes. It also allows you to drive buses designed to carry more than 12 adults (including the driver). Examples of vehicles you can drive with an LR licence include small trucks, delivery vans, and minibuses.
With a standard Victorian car licence, you are generally limited to driving vehicles with a GVM of up to 4.5 tonnes. This would include cars, SUVs, and some smaller vans. To drive larger trucks, you would need a specialised licence like the TLILIC2014 LR licence.

The cost of getting an LR licence in Victoria varies depending on several factors. These include:

  • Training: The cost of any light rigid licence training courses you choose to take.
  • VicRoads fees: Fees for the knowledge test, practical driving test, and the licence issuance itself.

It’s best to contact TDT Training Australia for the most up-to-date pricing on our light rigid licence training programs. You can also check the VicRoads website for their current fee schedule.

To be eligible for a light rigid licence in Melbourne, you must be at least 18 years old and have held a current valid Australian car driver’s licence for at least 12 months. You’ll also need to pass a VicRoads eyesight test, meet VicRoads medical fitness requirements (if applicable), and provide evidence of identity as required by VicRoads.

To book your light rigid licence test in Melbourne, visit the VicRoads website or call them directly. Fees for the test will vary, so be sure to check the VicRoads site for the most up-to-date pricing.

When applying for your light rigid licence, you must submit your completed application form, your current driver’s licence, evidence of identity (check the VicRoads website for accepted documents), and any required medical clearances.

You may be able to use your own vehicle for the light rigid licence test, but it must be a light rigid vehicle meeting VicRoads specifications, be in roadworthy condition, and have current registration and insurance. Check with VicRoads for a full list of requirements.

The light rigid licence test in Melbourne includes a theory test, which assesses your knowledge of road rules and safe driving for light rigid vehicles, and a practical driving test, which evaluates your driving skills, vehicle control, and hazard awareness.

TDT Training Australia’s light rigid licence courses include theory preparation as part of the course materials. Additionally, reviewing the Victorian road rules handbook thoroughly is always beneficial. Also, consider utilising VicRoads resources like study materials and practice tests on their website.

While a training course isn’t strictly mandatory to obtain your light rigid licence, taking a course like those offered at TDT Training Australia is highly recommended. Our courses provide an in-depth understanding of the theory of light rigid vehicle operation, practical driving skills and hazard assessment, vehicle pre-start checks and maintenance, and preparation for the VicRoads test.

There might be some restrictions on your newly obtained light rigid licence. It’s always best to check with VicRoads for the most up-to-date information on any potential limitations.

Yes, you can upgrade from a light rigid licence to licences for heavier vehicles (like Medium Rigid or Heavy Rigid) with additional training and testing. TDT Training Australia offers courses specifically designed to help you upgrade your licence.