Medium Rigid (MR)
TLILIC2015 Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle
- Trucks and buses with a GVM more than 8 tonnes and 2 axles. Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM
- You must have held a class C licence for one year or more. You can’t practice to drive an MR vehicle, or upgrade to an MR licence until you hold a P2 or full class C licence
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to obtain a licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle. It includes systematically and efficiently controlling all vehicle functions, monitoring traffic and road conditions, managing vehicle condition and performance, and effectively managing hazardous situations.
Types of medium rigid vehicles include:
- two axle rigid trucks, not being a prime mover, above 8 tonnes GVM or
- a two axle bus above 8 tonnes GVM.
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 medium rigid 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 medium rigid 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 Medium Rigid Driver Licence. Being awarded this unit of competency is a necessary requirement to obtain a Medium Rigid 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.
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