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Heavy Combination Truck Licence Courses in Melbourne

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Heavy Combination Truck Licence Courses in Melbourne

Heavy Combination (HC) Truck Licence Course in Victoria

Are you looking to obtain your Victorian Heavy Combination licence from VicRoads? Sign up for a training course with TDT Australia to increase your skills and knowledge about driving heavy combination vehicles. Our training programs are designed to help you achieve successful outcomes from your licence assessment test. Learn more about the courses at TDT Australia and find a class that can help you start your career in transport today.

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.


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.

Entry Requirements:

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


TDT offers a course duration of 8, 12 or 13  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.


Student/Instructor Ratio 1:1

Special Conditions:

  • Applicants on Prescribed Medication or with a Medical Condition may require 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 Content: Theory and Practical


  • Road Law General
  • Driving tips


  • Pre-operational checks
  • Lane Management
  • Braking distance
  • Forward offset manoeuvres
  • Gear Selection
  • Turns
  • Reversing
  • Fuel efficiency/economy driving
  • Itersections/Roundabouts
  • Observation
  • 90-degree turns
  • System of Vehicle Control
  • Following distance
  • Uncoupling – Coupling
  • Correct use of accessories
  • Highway driving
  • Tracking/Cornering/Braking
  • Maintaining safe speed/gap
  • Cabin Inspection
  • Load restraint


  • Drive Assessment
  • Skills Assessment (Reverse & Coupling, Cabin Inspection, Vehicle Inspection and Load Restraint)
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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.


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.
Our HC licence courses can be completed from a number of locations including Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Sunshine and Ballarat. We have a comprehensive fleet to ensure that students can learn while operating the best vehicles. All courses are run by experienced instructors who have industry insight and first-hand experience.

Anyone with a HR license can drive trucks and buses over 8 tonne GVM with three or more axles and a maximum towing weight of 9 tonnes. A HC license 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.