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Heavy Rigid (HR)

TLILIC2016 Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle
  • Trucks and buses with a GVM more than 8 tonnes, and 3 or more axles. Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM
  • You must have held a class C licence or equivalent for two years or more. You can’t practice to drive an HR vehicle, or upgrade to an HR licence until you hold a P2 or full class C licence
Heavy Rigid

How Do I Get My Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence?

  1. Study the Driver Knowledge Test questions for a rigid vehicle
    Driver Knowledge Test Questions PDF
    Practice Driver Knowledge Test Online
  2. Call Service NSW or Book Online for your Driver Knowledge Test for a Rigid Vehicle
    Phone: 13 22 13
    Book Online: Service NSW Website
  3. Pass the Driver Knowledge Test
  4. Purchase the Learners Logbook and Guides from Service NSW
  5. Call MHTG to book your training and Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA)
  6. Once you have passed your assessment all you need to do is return to Service NSW to have your new photo licence processed

Full Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to obtain a licence to drive a heavy 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.

Heavy rigid vehicle includes:

  • a rigid vehicle, not being an unladen prime mover, with a minimum of three axles and a minimum 15 tonnes GVM or
  • a modified three axle prime mover with a certified detachable tray (with capacity to carry 75% of its specified GVM) with a GVM of 15 tonnes and holds dual registration (HC & HR) or
  • a three axle articulated bus or
  • a three axle bus above 15 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 heavy 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 heavy 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 Heavy Rigid Driver Licence.

Being awarded this unit of competency is a necessary requirement to obtain a Heavy 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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