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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 $1150 for training and assessment in our vehicle conducted in one day. If a student requires additional time to complete this class of licence above and beyond the allocated day, then an additional day is charged at $750. Please contact us for details on our fee structure when using your own vehicle.

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

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 a requirement for any person wishing to drive a bus that seats more than 12 adults including the driver up to 8 tonnes GVM.

What's the first step?

The very first step in upgrading your licence is to do the knowledge test at RMS/Services NSW. To get you started we can send an email with some helpful links for that part of the process - fill in the form linked below and we'll do the rest.

Helpful Links For The Knowledge Test

About The Licence

A Light Rigid vehicle includes trucks with two axles and a gross vehicle mass (GVM) between 4.5 and 8 tonnes. It also includes buses that seat more than 12 adults including the driver with GVM upto 8 tonnes. 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 Light 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 an 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 $345 (Total Savings = $130).

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 Light 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?

RMS/Services NSW update their prices regularly but approximate cost is $47

How much does the Logbook Cost?

RMS/Services NSW update their prices regularly but approximate cost is $29

Light Rigid Truck/Bus Licence Training Resources

Heavy Vehicle Driver Handbook Road Users Driver Handbook

Course Location

Main Newcastle Premises: 123 Training Solutions - 18 Gavey Street, Mayfield NSW 2304


123 Training Solutions conduct Light Rigid Licence courses in partnership and on behalf of Raise Training (RTO Number: 91655).

In some cases for those students who also elect to complete a theory test issued by our RTO in additional to the normal practical training, a Statement of Attainment can be issued. Specifically - TLILIC2014 - Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle

If you would also like this option please ask at time of booking, as sometimes additional arrangements need to be made in advance of your training.

Course Cost

$1150 - 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.

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.

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 training to complete this class of licence will be charged at $750 per day.

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