Light Rigid Truck/Bus Licence

Light Rigid (LR) Course Summary

At the completion of this training and assessment program students will be able to obtain their Light Rigid Truck/Bus licence. Training and assessment generally takes 1 day to complete.

A Light Rigid licence allows the holder to drive a rigid vehicle with 2 axles and a GVM up to 8 tonnes - including a truck, or a bus that seats more than 12 adults including the driver. It also allows the holder to tow a trailer of no more than 9 tonnes GVM.

Our fee is $1000 for training and assessment in our vehicle conducted in one day. Any additional hours required to complete this class of licence above and beyond the allocated day will be charged at a rate of $80 per hour. Please contact us for details on our fee structure when using your own vehicle.

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Who is this course for?

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A Light Rigid (LR) licence is a legal requirement for any person who wishes to drive a rigid truck with 2 axles and a GVM up to 8 tonnes. It is also requirement for any person wishing to drive a bus that seats more than 12 adults including the driver up to 8 tonnes GVM.

About The Licence

A Light Rigid vehicle includes trucks and busses with a GVM more than 8 tonnes and 2 axles. Holders of a LR licence may also tow a trailer with a weight not exceeding nine (9) tonnes GVM. A holder of a LR license is also lawfully able to drive all license classes below it (car) - excludes motorcycles. For more information please refer to the NSW Roads & Maritime website.

Before training and assessment for a Licence Rigid Truck/Bus 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 Learners Logbook and may then undertake training and assessment to obtain a LR licence.

Want a leg up in the Transport Industry?.. Get your LR licence with us and we'll throw in a Dangerous Goods Licence for $250 (Total Savings = $145).

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 Light Rigid Truck/Bus.

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 a Light Rigid licence.


Can I go for my Licence Rigid licence if i'm on my Green P's?

It Depends - If you've held a class C (car licence) for one (1) year or more then the answer is yes you can. Any time spent on your Red P's (P1) counts, but you can't practice to drive a Light Rigid (LR) vehicle, or upgrade to a LR licence until you hold your Green P's (P2) or full class C licence. See the RMS website for other requirements

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

Light Rigid Truck/Bus Licence Training Resources

Heavy Vehicle Driver Handbook Road Users Driver Handbook


Participants will receive a Statement of Attainment. TLILIC2014 - Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle

Course Cost

$1000 - one day course when training/assessing is conducted in our vehicle. Note: Training and assessment generally takes approximately 1 day to complete depending on student competency.

Competency Based Training/Assessment

This is a competency based training and assessment course, and the one day that we allocate for participants to complete this course is based on an estimate which we have historically found to cover a high proportion of participants. As everyone learns at different rates, some participants will need more time than what we have estimated to reach the required level of competency. In this scenario, any additional time required to complete this class of licence will be charged at $80 per hour.

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