Truck Licence Information

Class C to Class LR (Light Rigid) Truck Licence

Unit of competency - TLIC207C

Type of vehicle: Bus 13 seater, bus 32 seater, small tipper trucks, furniture trucks.

 

Pre-Requisites

  • Minimum age - 17.5 years
  • Must have held a class car licence for at least 12 months (includes 'P' Plates)   

This enables you to drive any 2 axle vehicle with the GVM up to 8000kg.(trucks, tippers, special purpose vehicles, and buses designed to carry 13 or more seated persons)
 
You can undertake driver training in a light rigid truck using the Competency Based Training (CBT) logbook method of training and assessment, or if preferred, through lessons followed by a test.
As a guide, we have found from our experience, the average minimum practical hours required to successfully complete your LR license, are 9 hours.

 


 

CLASS C TO CLASS MR TRUCK LICENCE

Unit of Competency - TLIC307C

Type of vehicle: Small business trucks, tipper trucks, large bus.

 

Pre-Requisites

  • Minimum age 17.5 years
  • Must have held a class C licence for a least 1 year

This class of licence will allow you to drive a two axle vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of up to 15,000kg and tow a trailer with a GVM up to 9,000kg.

 

You can undertake driver training in a medium rigid truck using the Competency Based Training (CBT) logbook method of training and assessment, or if preferred, through lessons followed by a test.  After 2 hours your instructor will be in a position to appraise your level of ability and advise you on your training requirements. As a guide, we have found from our experience, the average minimum practical hours required to successfully complete your MR license, are around 9 hours.

 


 

CLASS C, LR or MR TO CLASS HR TRUCK LICENCE

Unit of Competency - TLIC407D

Type of vehicle: Civil, rubbish trucks, fire truck, mining dump trucks, articulated buses, coaches, cranes.

 

Pre-requisites 

  • Must have held a class car license for at least 2 years
     or
  • Held a class LR or MR for at least 1 year

This class of licence will allow you to drive any rigid vehicle with 3 or more axles. You are limited to towing a trailer with a GVM up to 9,000kg.  Our vehicles are fitted with Road Ranger transmissions. This means you will obtain an unrestricted drivers licence.  You can undertake driver training in our heavy rigid Truck using the Competency Based Training (CBT) logbook method of training and assessment, or if preferred, through lessons followed by a test.  After the first two hours, your instructor will be able to accurately assess your skill level and advice on further training needs.

 

As a guide, we have found from our experience, the average minimum practical hours required to successfully complete your HR licence, is around 15 hours WITH NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE.  We also conduct 2 hour assessment drives.  This will enable our instructors to assess your level of ability and structure a course tailored to you.

 


 

CLASS MR OR HR TO CLASS HC TRUCK LICENCE

Unit of Competency - TLIC507D

Type of vehicle: Truck with trailer greater than 9 tonne, prime mover and trailer

 

Pre-Requisites

  • Held a class MR or HR for at least 1 year

If you have held a Class MR or HR for 1 year, you can undertake driver training in a semi trailer using the  Competency Based Training (CBT) logbook method of training and assessment, or if  YOU ALREADY HAVE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE, through lessons followed by a test. After the first two lessons, your instructor is in a position to more accurately assess your skill level and advise on further training needs.

 

Our vehicles are fitted with Road Ranger transmissions coupled to loaded semi trailers. This means you will obtain an unrestricted drivers licence. As a guide, we have found from experience, the average minimum practical hours required to successfully complete your Heavy Combination Truck  Licence  WITH NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE  ON THE CBT LOGBOOK METHOD is around 18 hours.

We also offer a 2 hour assessment drive in one of our vehicles to assess your level of ability and structure a course tailored to you.

 


 

 

Class C (Car) to Class HC (Heavy - Combination) TRUCK LICENCES

Unit of Competency - TLIC507D

 

Pre-Requisites

  • Must have held a car licence for at least 2 years.
  • Must hold a learners permit for class HC before commencing any practical training.

In order to obtain your HC licence it is compulsory to complete a 2  Day Theory in Lieu of Training Experience (TILE) course  prior to commencement of your practical driving lessons. After successfully completing the T.I.L.E course you can obtain your Learners Permit from a Transport SA Office.