NSW Truck Licence
We offer heavy vehicle competency based training and assessment (HVCBA) for NSW drivers licence holders.
TLILIC2014 – Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle
TLILIC2015 – Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle
TLILIC2016 – Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle
TLILIC3017 – Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle
The Driving School offers New South Wales (NSW) truck licence training and assessment from our Gold Coast location at Arundel. To gain your NSW truck licence you must hold a current NSW drivers licence. Our experienced team can train and assess you; there is no need to wait for a Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) booking. This process can be completed quickly as the training and assessment requirements can be condensed.
Take advantage of our wide range of trucks
We have a fleet of trucks with different types of gearboxes — automatic, synchromesh and non-synchromesh. This means we can offer you the best and most economical way to get your truck drivers licence as quickly as possible.
For instance, you may be able to use an automatic truck to obtain a manual licence.
Here are some examples:
If you have an automatic car licence, you do not have to use a truck with a synchromesh gearbox in order to obtain a manual B Condition licence. Simply take our automatic truck, and you will end up with a truck licence with a manual B Condition licence.
If you have an unconditional truck licence of a lower class, you can do your truck drivers test in automatic vehicle and end up with a manual unconditional licence. This is a popular method for HC (Heavy Combination) and MC (Multi Combination) licences as you can concentrate on learning all the necessary trailer craft, etc. rather than having to deal with an unfamiliar gearbox.
Steps to obtain your NSW truck licence
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 and fax it back to 07 5537 9245. We will contact you after it is received, to arrange dates and your course confirmation.
For the mean while you need to go into a Roads and Maritime Services Customer Service Centre (RMS) and
- Pass the driver knowledge test (DKT) for the Heavy Vehicle Licence Class you will be obtaining.
- Pass an eyesight test
We suggest studying the following documents before you take the test.
- Driver Knowledge Test Questions.
- The “Rigid Learner Questions” cover the classes of LR, MR, HR
- The “Combination Learner Questions” covers HC
- Road User’s Handbook NSW
- Heavy Vehicle Driver Handbook
- Load Restraint Guide
Contact details for the New South Wales Road and Maritime Services:
Tel: 132 213
When the driver knowledge test (DKT) has been completed you must obtain your logbook which is required to record the training and assessing, plus a Guide to Heavy Vehicle Competency Assessment, which tells you what you are required to do during your training.
We do not recommend undertaking any lessons until this has been done as they cannot be recorded in your logbook.
Complete theory and practical training and assessment with us.
As a RTO delivering units of competency from a national training package, we also have to administer a small theory session to cover off on everything that is included with the unit of competency for the vehicle you require licencing for. Only then can we issue the paperwork necessary to obtain your licence. The theory conducted at RMS is an additional requirement that the Licencing Regulator for NSW has in place for heavy vehicle licencing. Therefore, you need to meet both RMS requirements and the conditions of the Training Package before competency can be achieved.
We recommend doing a couple of hours at a time or condensed training. You will quickly tick off the competencies needed to record in your logbook. Training is normally conducted from our location at 27A Technology Drive, Arundel.
We can come on site this will incur travelling costs. We run on Queensland time.
After you have completed your NSW Practical training and assessment we will issue you with a statement of attainment. You will need to take this to RMS and lodge the application for upgrading your licence. There is a RMS fee of approximately $30 for this service.
Costs for NSW driver training and assessment
Please see table below for prices and training course duration
Please note that;
- There are minimum training course times (compulsory hours) required by RMS. (Excluding the final competency assessment (FCA)
- How many hours you will need for training is depending on your ability and how quickly you can learn.
- Some training/assessment requires the truck to be loaded. (There is a $50 charge for this service).
|Licence Class||RMS Compulsory hours for assessment||Cost per hour|
|LR – B condition (Automatic and Synchromesh gearboxes only)||5||$90|
|MR – B condition (Automatic and Synchromesh gearboxes only)||5||$100|
|HR – B condition (Automatic and Synchromesh gearboxes only)||5||$115|
|HR Manual (Non-Synchromesh gearbox)||6||$115|
|HC – B condition (Automatic and Synchromesh gearboxes only)||6||$130|
|HC Manual (Non-Synchromesh gearbox)||6||$130|
Within the New South Wales Training System there is also a pathway for a competency test only (CT) (no training). This pathway can also be used if you need to lift a gearbox restriction off your Licence. If you would like to know more about this option please call us.