About

Looking to get your heavy vehicle licence and open up a whole new world of employment opportunities?

D&D Rider and Driver training can help our driver trainers have over 40 years’ heavy vehicle industry experience and are all cert IV Qualified driving instructors’ / trainer assessors.

We offer courses in

  • Light Rigid
  • Medium Rigid
  • Heavy Rigid
  • Heavy Combination
  • Multi Combination

Common Questions
What do I need to get a LR/MR licence?

Class LR, MR, road rules knowledge test

You must answer at least 8 out of 10 multiple choice questions correctly on the road rules for heavy vehicles.

You don’t need to take this test if you already have an Australian heavy vehicle licence.

To apply for the next higher class, you must hold your current licence for a set period.

This period:

  • must have occurred in the last 5 years
  • can be continuous or made up of different individual lengths of time (excluding any time that your licence was suspended, surrendered, cancelled or expired).
Current licence class Minimum length of time Next higher licence class
C 1 year LR or MR

What can I drive with a LR licence?
LR

  • A class C vehicle
  • A bus or truck (including a prime mover or a mobile crane) not more than 8t GVM.

Note: You may also tow a trailer with a maximum weight of 9t GVM.

What do I need to get and MR Licence?
To apply for the next higher class, you must hold your current licence for a set period.

This period:

  • must have occurred in the last 5 years
  • can be continuous or made up of different individual lengths of time (excluding any time that your licence was suspended, surrendered, cancelled or expired).
Current licence class Minimum length of time Next higher licence class
C 1 year LR or MR

What can I drive with an MR Licence
2

  • A class LR vehicle
  • A bus or truck (including a prime mover or a mobile crane) over 8t GVM with a maximum of 2 axles

Note: You may also tow a trailer with a maximum weight of 9t GVM.

 

 

What do I need to get an HR licence?

Class HR road rules knowledge test

You must answer at least 8 out of 10 multiple choice questions correctly on the road rules for heavy vehicles.

You don’t need to take this test if you already have an Australian heavy vehicle licence.

Current licence class Minimum length of time Next higher licence class
LR or MR 1 year HR

What can I drive with an HR licence?
3

  • A class MR vehicle
  • A bus or truck (including a prime mover or a mobile crane) over 8t GVM with more than 2 axles

Note: You may also tow a trailer with maximum weight of 9t GVM.

An articulated bus (a bus that can bend in the middle).

What do I need to get an HC Licence?

Class HC road rules knowledge test

You must answer at least 8 out of 10 multiple choice questions correctly on the road rules for heavy vehicles.

You don’t need to take this test if you already have an Australian heavy vehicle licence.

Current licence class Minimum length of time Next higher licence class
MR OR HR 1 year HC

What can I drive with an HC Licence?
4

  • A class HR vehicle
  • A truck (including a prime mover or mobile crane) over 8t GVM with a trailer of more than 9t GVM.

How do I upgrade my licence to a class MC?
Current licence class Minimum length of time Next higher licence class
HR or HC 1 year MC

To upgrade to a class MC licence, you must:

  • have held a class HR or HC licence for a minimum period of 1 year
  • complete the driver licence application/renewal form (F3000)
  • show your evidence of identity documents

pass a test, Heavy vehicle road rules knowledge test

You must answer at least 8 out of 10 multiple choice questions correctly on the road rules for heavy vehicles.

You don’t need to take this test if you already have an Australian heavy vehicle licence.

  • if required
  • declare that you are medically fit to drive the class of vehicle (note: if you have a medical condition that is likely to adversely affect your ability to drive or ride safely, you will be required to provide a medical certificate from your doctor stating that you are medically fit to drive or ride safely).

If you currently hold a class HR licence, you must complete the Drive Multi-Combination Vehicle (TLIC4006A) training course through 1 of the approved multi-combination training providers.

When you have met the competency standard, the training provider will issue you with a statement of attainment for ‘class MC vehicle’.

If you currently hold a class HC licence, and you are applying for a class MC licence, you must either:

  • complete a Driver Multi-Combination Vehicle (TLIC4006A) training course through any of the approved multi-combination training providers
    or

complete the multi-combination driving experience declaration form (F3272)  and provide evidence confirming your ability to drive a class MC vehicle.

What can I drive with an MC licence?
LR

  • A class HC vehicle
  • A B-double (prime mover towing 2 semitrailers, with 1 semitrailer supported at the front and connected to the other semitrailer)
  • A road train (motor vehicle, other than a B-double, towing 2 or more trailers)

COURSE COSTS

Light Rigid (LR)
1 Day course
1 hr theory
1 hr assessment
2 hours training
½ hr practical driving test
$350.00

This does not include the:

Written test $22.30
Practical test booking fee $58.00

Medium Rigid (MR)
1 Day course
1-hour theory
1-hour assessment
3 hours training
1-hour practical test
$600.00

This does not include the:

Written test $22.30
Practical test booking fee $58.00

Heavy Rigid (HR)
Going for an unconditional HR licence (all gearbox types) is the best way to go, this will allow you to drive Roadrangers (crash box), Auto’s and synchromesh equipped trucks. This also makes it a lot easier to upgrade to HC/MC later on if you have an unconditional licence ( as you will be able to use an automatic or manual truck.) Unfortunately, this cannot be achieved through a 1-day course and would require a lot more training (call for a quote).

We do have a 1-day HR course available if you only require a class A or B licence (automatic/synchromesh manual)

1 Day Heavy Rigid (HR) course
Automatic /Synchromesh manual only
1-hour theory
1-hour assessment
4 hours training
1-hour practical test
$725.00

This does not include the

Written test $22.30
Practical test booking fee $58.00

Heavy Combination (HC)
If you hold an open HR licence, then it is possible to obtain your HC licence through a 1-day course, otherwise you will need to be trained in a crash box which will require more time to achieve an open licence.
1day Heavy Combination (HC) course
1-hour theory
1-hour assessment
4.5 hours training
1.5 hours’ practical test
$835.00

This does not include the

Written test $22.30
Practical test booking fee $58.00

Multi Combination(MC)

Call us now to discuss how we can help.

0412 132 763