We offer training for the following truck types

Light Rigid

  • Has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) more than 4.5 tonnes but not more than 8 tonnes
  • Seats more than 12 adults (including the driver) and has a GVM not more than 8 tonnes
  • A tractor or a tractor that is towing a trailer of any size
  • To apply for this category you must have held an Australian car driver licence for at least 12 months.

Medium Rigid

  • Has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) more than 8 tonnes and has no more than 2 axles
  • A medium rigid vehicle that is towing a single trailer (other than a semi trailer) that has a GVM not more than 9 tonnes
  • To apply for this category you must have held an Australian car driver licence for at least 12 months.

Heavy Rigid

Auto, Synchro and Non-Synchro

Heavy Rigid Driver Training

  • A motor vehicle that has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of more than 8 tonnes and has 3 or more axles (whether or not the wheels on those axles are on the road)
  • A bus consisting of more than one rigid section which are connected to one another so as to allow rotary movement and passenger access between the sections
  • To apply for this category you must have held an Australian car driver licence for at least 24 months.

Heavy Combination

Auto and Non Synchro

  • A prime mover to which is attached a single semi-trailer that has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of more than 9 tonnes plus any unladen converter dolly, or
  • A rigid motor vehicle to which is attached a trailer that has a GVM more than 9 tonnes plus any unladen converter dolly.
  • To apply for this category you must have held an Australian car driver licence for at least 24 months, and a licence to drive a Medium Rigid or Heavy Rigid licence for at least 12 months.

Multi-Combination

  • A Multi-Combination (MC) licence is required for a heavy combination vehicle with 2 or more trailers.
  • Must have held an Australian car licence for at least 24 months including a HR or HC licence for a minimum of 12 months and currently hold a Heavy Combination licence..

Not sure what type of truck licence you need? Here are the basics you can find out more on the Vic Roads web sites.

Gear Boxes

For Heavy Rigid and Heavy Combination licences we offer training courses for different types of gear boxes found on heavy rigid  and heavy combination trucks:

  • Auto – For trucks with an automatic gear box
  • Synchro – For trucks with a synchromesh gear box
  • Non-Synchro – For trucks with Constant mesh, Road-Ranger, Unrestricted and Crash Box Gearboxes.

The qualification you get is the same regardless of what type of gearbox you train on.

Read the Vic Roads site regarding Transmission Types

Why Train with Us?

Nationally Recognised Training

Australian Heavy Vehicle Driver Training Centre is accredited by VicRoads, we’re qualified to meet all the requirements for both safety and state regulatory requirements. We deliver heavy vehicle training in our light, medium, heavy rigid and heavy combination trucks at our approved driving ranges. Upon successful completion of the courses, AHVDTC will provide you with nationally recognised statements of attainment to go with your heavy vehicle/truck licence.

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Book Here - Light Rigid

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Book Here - HC Auto

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Book Here - HC Non Synchro

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Book Here - Heavy Rigid Auto

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