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Heavy Combination (HC)

Heavy Combination

TLILIC3017 Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle

Articulated vehicles with three or more axles

Heavy rigid vehicle trailer combinations including unladen dolly, with three or more axles.

Any towed trailer with a GVM more than nine tonnes

You must have held a class MR or HR licence or equivalent for one year or more. You can’t practice to drive an HC vehicle, or upgrade to an HC licence until you hold a full class MR or HR licence

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to obtain a licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle. It includes systematically and efficiently controlling all vehicle functions, monitoring traffic and road conditions, managing vehicle condition and performance, coupling and uncoupling of trailer, and effectively managing hazardous situations.

A heavy combination vehicles includes:

  • a prime mover with a minimum of three axles and a semi-trailer with a minimum of two
    axles – vehicle must have a GCM rating of at least 24 tonnes or
  • a heavy rigid vehicle towing a trailer – trailer must have at least two axles and a GVM of 12
    tonnes or more.

Assessment of this unit will be undertaken within a licensing examination conducted by, or under the authority of, the relevant state/territory driver licensing authority.

This unit applies to driving that is carried out in accordance with relevant state/territory driver licensing authority licence requirements and regulations for heavy combination vehicles.

Driving is performed with limited or minimum supervision, and with limited accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving the prescribed outcomes.

Driving involves the application of routine vehicle driving principles and procedures to maintain safety and to operate a heavy combination vehicle across a variety of driving contexts.

The primary legislative requirements applicable to this unit of competency are state/territory legislation in relation to road use and driver licensing.

This unit addresses the knowledge and skills necessary for the granting of a Heavy Combination Driver Licence.

Being awarded this unit of competency is a necessary requirement to obtain a Heavy Combination Driver Licence but is only one of several criteria. Prospective licence applicants should check with the state/territory driver licensing authority for other criteria (such as licence tenure and medical fitness) to confirm other eligibility requirements before undertaking training and/or assessment

Licences in partnership with Raise Training RTO 91655

What to do to get your licence

  1. Study for the licence class you wish to obtain
  2. Pass the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) at Service NSW
  3. For LR – HC: Purchase both the guide and competency based logbook from Service NSW
  4. For MC: Pass a medical and return your paperwork to Service NSW
  5. Call MHTG to book your training and assessing
  6. Once you have passed your assessment all you need to do is return to Service NSW to have your new photo licence processed

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