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TLILIC3017- Heavy Combination Licence

Course Details

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Course Location

Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Sunshine, Ballarat

Entry Requirements

Drivers participating in this course must have held a Current MR or HR Licence for a minimum period of 12 months.


Student/Instructor Ratio 1:1


Course Content

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Heavy Combination Vehicle:

A Heavy Combination vehicle is:

a) A prime move to which is attached a single semi-trailer that has a GVM more than 9 tonnes plus any unladen converter dolly; or

b) A rigid motor vehicle to which is attached a trailer that has a GVM more than 9 tonnes plus any unladen converter dolly.

Heavy Combination (HC) Truck Licence Course in Victoria


This course is designed to train drivers to a competent standard, which will enable them to pass the relevant VicRoads testing criteria, skills and practical driving in the category of Heavy combination.


TDT offers a course duration of 8, 12 or 16 hours (depending on experience) which includes Training and Testing using a non-synchromesh gearbox (18 speed Road Ranger).* TDT also offer Day Courses using an Auto Shift gearbox. Hourly training is also available upon request.

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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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Heavy Combination

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Industry Experienced




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Heavy Combination

Non Synchro

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Industry Experienced




Extreme Novice


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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)


Re-issue Certificate / SOA


Truck Handbook


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


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Hourly Training (Minimum 3 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 combination trucks include prime movers with a single semi-trailer attached that has a gross vehicle mass exceeding 9 tonnes plus any unladen converter dolly, or a rigid motor vehicle to which is attached a trailer that has a GVM more than 9 tonnes plus any unladen converter dolly. At TDT, we offer training and testing in Melbourne and beyond.

To obtain a Heavy Combination (HC) licence in Victoria, Australia, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Eligibility: You must hold a Heavy Rigid (HR) licence or its equivalent for at least one year before applying for an HC licence.
  • Medical Examination: Some applicants may need to undergo a medical examination to prove fitness for driving heavy vehicles.
  • Training: Enroll in a training course with TDT. Our course covers the theory you’ll need to know and the practical aspects of driving. It’s a key step to obtaining your heavy combination licence in Victoria.
  • Practical Driving Assessment: After successfully completing the training, you’ll be assessed on your ability to operate an HC vehicle. HC license testing usually includes a vehicle safety check, on-road driving, and various maneuvers.
  • Application: Once you successfully pass all tests, TDT Training will process the licence for you.
  • Fees: Pay the required fees for the licence application and issuance.
  • Licence Issuance: After successful verification and payment, you’ll be issued an HC licence.

The cost of getting an HC licence in Victoria can vary depending on several factors, such as training fees, application fees, and other administrative charges.

  • Training Costs: Training programs vary in price – you can see a full breakdown of TDT’s costing schedule for HC licence training courses on this page
  • Licence Issue Fee: If your application is successful, you’ll also need to pay an issue fee to receive your licence

We’ve created the Heavy Combination Truck Licence course to give drivers a comprehensive understanding of the different practical and theoretical components of driving heavy vehicles. Our students are taught by qualified instructors with real-world experience in high-quality, up-to-date vehicles. At TDT, we’re committed to making sure our students get the best out of our courses and are able to pass their subsequent licence tests with flying colours.

Our HC licence courses can be completed from a number of locations, including Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Sunshine and Ballarat. Our comprehensive fleet at each location ensures students can learn while operating the best vehicles. All courses are run by experienced instructors with industry insight and first-hand experience.

Anyone with an HR licence can drive trucks and buses over 8 tonne GVM with three or more axles and a maximum towing weight of 9 tonnes. An HC licence means you can operate heavy articulated vehicles with a truck and trailer over 9 tonne or a semi-trailer with one trailer. Feel free to get in touch with the friendly team at TDT for advice about the best option for you.