Heavy Rigid
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UNIT NAME: Licence to Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle

A unit of competency from TLI10 Transport and Logistics Training Package

HEAVY RIGID (HR) Licence is classed as:

  • Any rigid vehicle with three or more axles and a GVM of more than 8 tonnes.
  • Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM.
  • Also includes articulated buses and vehicles in Class MR.

Upgrading to a Heavy Rigid (HR) licence from a normal car licence is the biggest upgrade step any person is allowed to take. Driving a Heavy Rigid vehicle is very different to driving car. The size of the vehicle can affect your road position perspective, turning lines and manoeuvring. Driving a Road ranger (crash) gearbox for the first time also can also be challenging but once it is mastered you will have an unrestricted class HR licence.

We understand that every person has different experience levels and can cater our courses to suit your needs.

AIMS: Designed for drivers to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to obtain Heavy Rigid Driver's Licence.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All students must:-
  • Have held a Class C licence (not including a learner's licence) for a period totalling at least 2 years.
  • Complete Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) knowledge test questions successfully
  • Obtain Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) learner's guidebook and logbook
  • HVCBA guidebook must be read thoroughly before starting training
  • Pre-operational Check
  • Cabin Drills
  • Start, move off, shut down and secure vehicle
  • Manage Steering
  • Manages Gears
  • Manages Brakes
  • Manages Accelerator
  • Create & Maintain Crash Avoidance Space
  • Protect Crash Avoidance Space
  • Road Rules and Directions
  • Reversing
  • Hill Stop/Start
  • Load Securing
  • Final competency assessment (FCA)

ASSESSMENT: Drivers are trained and assessed against the RMS requirements for Heavy Vehicle Competency Based                     Assessment (HVCBA) as well as the requirements specified in the TLI10 Transport and Logistics Training                     Package by accredited assessors. After a required standard of competency has been achieved RMS will                     issue the appropriate licence.
Heavy Rigid
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