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MC Multi Combination Truck Licence

A MC (Multi Combination) is a vehicle towing more than 1 trailer. You must have held a HR or HC licence for at least 12 months to be eligible.

What can I drive? Number of Trailers GVM
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There are 3 types of licence

Licence Conditions Explained

Important Information

Your current licence makes a big difference

NRT LogoCommonly called a B-Double or Road Train.

This is the pinnacle Licence for the Transport industry. A massive responsibility is placed on drivers using these vehicles.

Unlike all the other Licence classes, with the MC Licence class, all the training and assessment is done with us as an accredited RTO. The Assessment is competency-based, and is a combination of written assessment of knowledge and practical demonstration of skills as opposed to a practical driving test with an examiner from TMR.

Our instructors train and assess you to an industry standard as outlined in the unit of competency for Multi Combination TLI4006A – Drive a Multi Combination Vehicle.

Training is undertaken as a course rather than as lessons.

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What do I need to obtain my MC Licence

  • You can undertake a MC Course at any time after obtaining a HR or HC Licence.
  • However, The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will not issue you with an MC Licence until you have held your HR or HC for a continuous period of 12 months.
  • You must successfully complete theory and practical assessments before a statement of attainment can be issued.
    There is no written knowledge test to undertake at TMR, the theory is done with us as part of your MC Course.
  • You must lodge your application for your licence, in person, at any Department of Transport and Main Road Customer Service Centre with your Statement of Attainment together with you current drivers licence.
  • If you currently have a Medical condition on your Licence, you need a medical certificate for the class of licence you are applying for

MC (Multi Combination) Licence Unconditional

TLIC4006A Drive a Multi Combination Vehicle

How much training will I need and what will it cost me?
If you hold a Qld HR Licence

3 Day Course Day 1 – Theory / Practical assessments
Day 2 – Practical assessments
Day 3 – Practical assessments

Cost $1,500 GST exempt if competency achieved on Day 2
$2.200 GST exempt

If you hold a Qld HC licence

2 Day Course Day 1 – Theory / Practical assessments
Day 2 – Practical assessments

Cost $1,500 GST exempt

* Please note prices do not include extra hours to lift a gearbox restriction if required. Click here for more info.

Training will be done in what vehicle?

If you currently hold a HR or HC Unconditional Licence – your training and assessment can be done in any vehicle with an Automatic, Manual or Non-Synchromesh gearbox.

If you currently hold a HR or HC Condition A or Condition B Licence – during your training and assessment you must demonstrate competent operation of a vehicle with a Non-Synchromesh gearbox.

Lifting a Gearbox Restriction

For someone that is unfamiliar with the operation of a road ranger (Non-Synchromesh) gearbox, we have found that trying to focus on the aspects of the MC course whilst trying to master the double clutching technique tends to dilute the training course and students end up tired and frustrated. This situation is made even worse for students coming from a HR that have no previous experience with reversing trailers.

The Multi Combination course we offer really focuses on what is involved in being the driver of a MC vehicle itself i.e. – reading maps, work diaries, permits, skills involved in reversing 2 trailers, pre-checks, coupling and uncoupling trailers etc.

There is just not enough time built into this course to cover off on everything that is involved in being a competent MC driver as well as enough hours for you to lift a gearbox restriction off your Licence at the same time. Given that the MC course is only 2 – 3 days and the average number of hours to get competent with a non-synchromesh / road ranger gearbox is 12.

Therefore, the cost of your course does not include any extra training that may be needed to lift a gearbox restriction from your licence. This training will be charged at the current hourly for HR or HC non synchromesh training as required, in consultation with yourself as you progress through your course.

Outcome

Licence outcome will be a MC Unconditional (Can drive any MC vehicle, Non-synchromesh, Synchromesh and Automatic Gearboxes)

Job Opportunities

The MC unconditional Licence is the pinnacle class of Licence it is possible to hold. It will provide the maximum potential job opportunities.

Course Booking Procedure

Please call 07 5537 8101 and we will run through some questions with you on the phone to make sure the training chosen is suitable, or alternatively you can complete the course booking form attached and fax it back to 07 5537 9245. We will contact you after it is received, to arrange dates and your course confirmation.

After the booking form has been processed, a 1 hour initial assessment lesson will be booked (included in the price for the course) to check your current competency for the licence you hold and allow our Assessor the opportunity to tailor make a training plan for you, discuss any issues you may have, any gearbox restrictions that need to be lifted etc. This assessment lesson will be done a few days before you commence your course.

We will issue a confirmation of your course enrolment and send your pre-course learning material.

A deposit of $1,000 will secure your place on this course. * Please see full details of our payment terms and conditions .

MC (Multi Combination) Licence Condition B

TLIC4006A Drive a Multi Combination Vehicle

How much training will I need and what will it cost me?
If you hold a Qld HR Licence

3 Day Course Day 1 – Theory / Practical assessments
Day 2 – Practical assessments
Day 3 – Practical assessments

Cost

$1,500 GST exempt if competency achieved on Day 2
$2.200 GST exempt

If you hold a Qld HC licence

2 Day Course Day 1 – Theory / Practical assessments
Day 2 – Practical assessments

Cost

$1,500 GST exempt

Training will be done in what vehicle?

If you currently hold a HR or HC Condition A Licence – your training and assessment must be done in a vehicle with a Manual (Synchromesh) gearbox

If you currently hold a HR or HC Condition B Licence – your training and assessment can be done in a vehicle with an Automatic or Synchromesh gearbox

Outcome

Licence outcome will be a MC Condition B (Automatic / Synchromesh Gearboxes only, no crashbox)

Job Opportunities
  • Line-haul and Interstate work
Course Booking Procedure

Please call 07 5537 8101 and we will run through some questions with you on the phone to make sure the training chosen is suitable, or alternatively you can complete the course booking form attached and fax it back to 07 5537 9245. We will contact you after it is received, to arrange dates and your course confirmation.

After the booking form has been processed, a 1 hour initial assessment lesson will be booked (included in the price for the course) to check your current competency for the licence you hold and allow our Assessor the opportunity to tailor make a training plan for you, discuss any issues you may have, any gearbox restrictions that need to be lifted etc. This assessment lesson will be done a few days before you commence your course.

We will issue a confirmation of your course enrolment and send your pre-course learning material.

A deposit of $1,000 will secure your place on this course. * Please see full details of our payment terms and conditions

MC (Multi Combination) Licence Condition A

TLIC4006A Drive a Multi Combination Vehicle

How much training will I need and what will it cost me?
If you hold a Qld HR Licence

3 Day Course Day 1 – Theory / Practical assessments
Day 2 – Practical assessments
Day 3 – Practical assessments

Cost

$1,500 GST exempt if competency achieved on Day 2
$2.200 GST exempt

If you hold a Qld HC licence

2 Day Course Day 1 – Theory / Practical assessments
Day 2 – Practical assessments

Cost

$1,500 GST exempt

Training will be done in what vehicle?

All your training and assessment will be done in a vehicle with an automatic gearbox

Outcome

Licence outcome will be a MC Condition A (Automatic Gearboxes only)

Job Opportunities
  • Line-haul and Interstate work
Course Booking Procedure

Please call 07 5537 8101 and we will run through some questions with you on the phone to make sure the training chosen is suitable, or alternatively you can complete the course booking form attached and fax it back to 07 5537 9245. We will contact you after it is received, to arrange dates and your course confirmation.

After the booking form has been processed, a 1 hour initial assessment lesson will be booked (included in the price for the course) to check your current competency for the licence you hold and allow our Assessor the opportunity to tailor make a training plan for you, discuss any issues you may have, any gearbox restrictions that need to be lifted etc. This assessment lesson will be done a few days before you commence your course.

We will issue a confirmation of your course enrolment and send your pre-course learning material.A deposit of $1,000 will secure your place on this course. * Please see full details of our payment terms and conditions (Link to our terms and conditions)

More about our MC Courses

Course Information
  • Courses run on a regular basis – 7 days per week.
  • Day 1 starts with the Theory component of the course, delivered in a classroom environment, prior to any practical driving.
  • Theory sessions normally commence at 8 am (can be as early as 6am) and finish early afternoon
  • Practical training commences on the same day, if time permits. It is conducted on a one on one basis.
  • If you are coming from your HR Licence, we will need to conduct an assessment with you during the course to ensure you are competent at the HC level.
  • A Statement of Attainment will be issued after successful completion of the formal training (theory) and the practical training
  • There is no additional cost for workbooks or training materials
  • Please note that all students are different and some students may require additional training to achieve competency. We will discuss arrangements for additional training and assessment on a case by case basis.

Click here to view a copy of our Student Handbook and Code of Practice if you would like more information on how we operate as a Registered Training Organisation

Our Multi Combination Driving Course Covers
  • Understanding the theory behind the safe operation of a Multi Combination Vehicle, including OHS issues
  • Know your vehicle
  • Knowledge of the Road Laws
  • Coupling and Uncoupling of Dollies
  • Trailer Craft
  • Defensive Driving
  • Effective management of hazardous situations
  • Monitoring of traffic and road conditions
  • Reversing
  • Slow Speed Manoeuvring
  • Management of vehicle condition and performance – Fuel Efficiency and minimise emissions
  • City and Highway Driving
  • Legal Requirements
  • Axle weights
  • Load security
  • Lane sharing and position on the road in various situations – wheel tracking turning and handling
  • Fatigue Management and Work Diaries
  • Route Planning
  • Conduct a detailed pre-drive operational check and a post operational check of the Vehicle and understand the importance of these checks
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Full Theory and Practical Assessment

Tips about this Licence

A lot of students want to skip from HR to MC, employers may not like this process as it is a big a step, plus it can also cause insurance issues.

From a student’s point of view, you do not want to find yourself if a position of having to drive a MC vehicle when you are not confident to do so.

We would highly recommend doing your HC and getting some trailer experience and completing your MC later.

If you have not driven a road ranger gearbox for a long time (you may never of used one, if you have obtained an open licence through the process of “time” rather than “demonstrated ability”), you may want to come back and undertake some refresher training so that your skill level is at the level it should be to confidently apply for jobs and pass employer’s assessment (It is commonly called VOC) in a MC vehicle.

If you search on the internet you will see a lot of variance in price with the MC Licence. You should ask how much practical training you are actually going to receive and will you end up with the skills and confidence to do the job. Lots of licences have been cancelled due to short cuts in training. Make sure you use a company that has a good reputation in the industry.

Have a question, looking to get your licence or need to upgrade? Send Enquiry

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