Heavy Combination Truck License

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Heavy Combination (HC) Automatic Course Summary

This course is for those participants who want to get their Heavy Combination Licence in an automatic vehicle, and is conducted as a one (1) day course.

Upon successful completion the student will be able to obtain their Heavy Combination (HC) licence and be able to drive HC trucks with a transmission type of automatic or syncromesh.

If you currently have an unrestricted licence, you will not loose this endorsement when upgrading in an automatic - i.e. you will still be able to drive HC vehicles fitted with manual gearbox (also known as a Road Ranger, Crashbox, or Constant Mesh).

Our fee for an upgrading your licence in our automatic HC vehicle is $1600.

Heavy Combination Unrestricted (HC) Course Summary

This course is for those participants who want to get their unrestricted Heavy Combination Licence. This training is conducted in a vehicle fitted with a manual gearbox (also known as a Road Ranger).

At the completion of this training and assessment program students will be able to obtain their Heavy Combination vehicle licence. Training and assessment takes approximately 17 hours to complete depending on student competency and prior experience.

Upon successful completion the student will be able to obtain an unrestricted Heavy Combination (HC) licence and be able to drive HC trucks with any transmission type (auto, synchromesh, or constant mesh transmission). Training and assessment takes place in our vehicle which uses a nine (9) speed Road Ranger constant mesh transmission.

Our fee is $120 per hour upto 17 hours for training and assessment in our vehicle. Any additional hours required to complete this class of licence will be charged at a reduced rate of $80 per hour. Please contact us for details on our fee structure when using your own vehicle.

What can I drive with a HC Licence?

A Heavy Combination (HC) Licence allows the holder to drive articulated vehicles with three (3) or more axels. This includes a prime mover with a single semi trailer, or heavy rigid vehicle towing a trailer with a GVM greater than nine (9) tonnes. See image below.

How do I make a Booking?... It's easy! Check out our Booking Guide for more details.

Who is this course for?

Heavy Combination Truck Images

A Heavy Combination (HC) licence is a legal requirement for any person who wishes to drive an articulated vehicle with three or more axles. I.e. Prime mover with single semi trailer, or heavy rigid vehicle towing a trailer with GVM more than nine (9) tonnes.

About The Licence

A heavy combination vehicle includes articulated vehicles with three or more axles. This includes prime movers with a single semi trailer and heavy rigid vehicle trailer combinations including and unladen dolly, with three or more axles. Any towed trailer with a GVM of more than nine (9) tonnes requires a Heavy Combination (HC) licence.

Before training and assessment for a Heavy Combination Vehicle licence can be undertaken an applicant must:

After successful completion of the eyesight and knowledge tests an applicant may apply for a Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) Learners Logbook and may then undertake training and assessment to obtain a HC licence.

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About the training

Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment is run by Roads and Maritime Services (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority RTA) accredited Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) with heavy vehicle licensed driving instructors.

In the course students will benefit from one on one training with our instructors to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely drive a Heavy Combination (HC) vehicle.

During the course students will be trained and assessed in various competencies with the final competency assessment (FCA) to be undertaken at the end of the course. It includes systematic and efficient control of all vehicle functions, monitoring of traffic and road conditions, management of vehicle condition and performance and effective management of hazardous situations.

Upon successful completion students will be able to upgrade their licence to an unrestricted HC licence.

FAQ'S

How much does it cost to sit the Driver Knowledge Test at the RMS?

As of the 7th December 2015 the cost is $43

How much does the Logbook Cost?

As of the 7th December 2015 the cost is $26

Heavy Combination Truck Licence Training Resources

Heavy Vehicle Driver Handbook Road Users Driver Handbook

Qualifications

Participants will receive a Statement of Attainment. TLILIC3017B Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle.

Course Cost

Unrestricted HC Licence

$120 per hour upto 17 hours when training/assessing is conducted in our vehicle. Note: Training and assessment takes approximately 17 hours to complete depending on student competency.

Any additional hours required to complete this class of licence will be charged at a reduced rate of $80 per hour.

Automatic HC Licence

$1600

An additional fee of $300 will be charged if a student fails, and needs to re-do their Final Competency Assessment due to criteria relating to disobeying road rules. Examples include, speeding, running a red light, and ignoring a stop sign.

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