Eligibility for a Licence (Tenure)
Before commencing your truck driver training, you must ensure that you are eligible to obtain the licence that you want, i.e. you have held your drivers licence for the prerequisite times and there are no current suspensions or problems with your licence.
For LR (Light Rigid) — must have held an open or provisional car licence for a continuous period of 12 months.
For MR (Medium Rigid) —must have held an open or provisional car licence for a continuous period of 12 months.
For HR (Heavy Rigid) — must have held an open or provisional car licence for a continuous period of 2 years or more.
For HC (Heavy Combination) — must have held an MR or HR licence for a continuous period of 12 months.
For MC (Multi Combination) — must have held an HR or HC licence for a continuous period of 12 months.
Eligibility can be affected by loss of licence, outstanding fines and medical conditions. Due to Privacy issues you are the only person that can check your eligibility. We highly recommend that you check your eligibility before you spend a lot of money on truck driver training.
If you have recently moved to Queensland from interstate and you have changed your drivers licence over to a Queensland Licence, the Department of Transport and Main Roads may not have your driving history. Therefore, when it comes time for us to book your practical driving test, it will appear on the computerised booking system that you have not held a licence for the required length of time to be eligible to undertake the practical driving test.
Providing there are no actual issues with your licence history, it is simply an administrative process. You need to authorise the Department of Transport and Main Roads to obtain your driving history. This process normally takes approximately 48 hours. After this has been done, we will be able to book you in for your test.
If you have outstanding traffic fines (SPERS), providing you enter into a payment arrangement with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, you should still be able to proceed with booking a heavy vehicle practical driving test.
If you held an overseas drivers licence you will need to provide Department of Transport and Main Roads with a copy and possibly a translation to determine what class of licence you are allowed to undertake.