Heavy Rigid (HR) to Multi Combination (MC) Course Summary
This course is for participants who currently have a Heavy Rigid licence and want to upgrade to a Multi Combination licence. Upgrading from a HR Licence to a MC Licence is conducted in an automatic prime mover, b-double combination, and takes two (2) days to complete.
Our fee for upgrading your licence from a Heavy Rigid Licence (HR) to a Multi Combination (MC) Licence is $3300.
Heavy Combination (HC) to Multi Combination (MC) Course Summary
This course is for those participants who currently have a Heavy Combination licence and want to upgrade to a Multi Combination licence. Upgrading from a HC licence to a MC Licence is conducted in an automatic prime mover, b-double combination, and takes one (1) day to complete.
Our fee for upgrading your licence from a Heavy Combination licence (HC) to a Multi Combination (MC) Licence is $1750.
In relation to the coronavirus we have implemented measures to protect both our students and staff in these trying times. We are closely following the advice from the Australia Department of Health, and adopting the strictest personal hygiene measures in our cars, trucks, and places of work.
We have limited non-training staff, by having our administration staff work from home. Course sizes have also been limited to ensure that our training spaces have a minimum of 4 square meters per person.
All our students are being advised that they must reschedule if they::
- Have returned from overseas within the last 14 days
- Been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days
- Been advised to self-isolate in the last 14 days
- Experiencing symptoms like: cough, fever, runny nose, shortness of breath, or any other respiratory illness.
- Been to any COVID-19 hotspots during the time and date indicated on the nsw.gov.au website
What can I drive with a MC Licence?
Upon successful completion the student will be able to obtain their Multi Combination (MC) licence and be able to drive MC trucks with a transmission type of automatic or synchromesh.
If you currently have an unrestricted licence, you will not lose this endorsement when upgrading in an automatic - i.e. you will still be able to drive MC vehicles fitted with manual gearbox (also known as a Road Ranger, Crashbox, or Constant Mesh).
A Multi Combination (MC) Licence allows the holder to drive B-doubles; Prime mover, low loader dolly and low loader trailer combinations; and road trains. 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?
This course is suitable for anyone who may need a Multi Combination (MC) licence for work, or who wants to drive MC vehicles for any other reason. It is especially suitable for people involved in the transport industry, or looking to become involved in the transport industry.
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
Multi Combination vehicles include: B-doubles; Prime mover, low loader dolly and low loader trailer combinations; and road trains.
Before training and assessment for a Multi Combination Vehicle licence can be undertaken an applicant must:
- Have held a class HR or HC licence or equivalent for one (1) year or more. ~ Note: Any time you've spent on a P2 HR licence counts, but you can't practice to drive an MC vehicle, or upgrade to an MC licence until you hold a full class HR or HC licence.
- Pass the MC knowledge test
- Pass an eyesight test
- Pass a medical examination ~ See FAQ'S below for more info on the medical.
After successful completion of the eyesight, knowledge test, and medical, an applicant may apply for a Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) Learners Logbook and may then undertake training and assessment to obtain a Multi Combination (MC) licence.
Want a leg up in the Transport Industry?.. Get your MC 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 Multi Combination (MC) 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 MC licence.
Where can I find the MC Medical form?
This form isn't available anywhere on-line, and needs to be issued to an individual from a registry. If the form is lost, the individual must re attend a registry to be issued with a new form. Each form is securely issued and recorded against a participants licence details.
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
Multi Combination Truck Licence Training Resources
Main Newcastle Premises: 123 Training Solutions - 18 Gavey Street, Mayfield NSW 2304
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 - TLILIC3018 Licence to drive a multi-combination 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.
Upgrading from HR to MC Licence (2 Days Allocated)
Upgrading from HC to MC Licence (1 Day Allocated)
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 time 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 $1000 per day.
- Payment is due in full prior to, or on the day of the training.