Course Enrolment Process

RAISE Training works collaboratively with driving schools and independant driving instructors throughout NSW. We hold an accreditation agreement with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the delivery of Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA).

It is best for clients to make to make their initial enquiries with their nominated driving instructor.

Find a driving instructor in your area. Your driving Instructor can assist you in determining your licence needs.

Your Driving Instructor will ask you questions to determine your licensing needs and provide you with verbal confirmation of the training, including fees payable, program duration, pre-requisites as well as any agreed course deposits.

Once you have negotiated the course dates with your driving instructor, they will either email or post a confirmation notice, including a student enrolment pack. You may be required to pay a course deposit prior to booking (which must not exceed $1,000).

You will also be required to complete an enrolment form and make a declaration that you have read and understand the important course requirements and policy information.

   
In-cabin cameras
   
Automatic/synchromesh condition
   
Unique Student Identifiers

 

In-cabin cameras

As of 1 December 2014, in-cabin video camera and GPS technology will be implemented to improve the integrity of the HVCBA Scheme by mitigating fraud and corruption risks. RAISE Training will monitor HVCBA final competency assessments (FCA) completed by assessors for the issue of heavy vehicle driver licences.

In-cabin cameras are being trialled by RAISE Training until by 25 May 2015. After which the use of the in-cabin video camera and GPS technology will become mandatory and be enforced by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

A video camera will be in operation inside the cabin of the heavy vehicle during the FCA/CT in order to capture and record the end-to-end on road assessment.

The Industry must be fully compliant with this change by 25 May 2015.

   
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Unique Student Identifiers

From the 1st of January 2015, all Australians undertaking vocational education and training must have a USI.

When you enrol with RAISE Training, your USI is required so that we can ensure that your results are placed into your USI account.

RAISE Training will need to either verify your existing USI or make an application on your behalf.

   
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RMS Information:

 

Once you’ve studied for the test, you can take the free online practice DKT. It is designed to help you become familiar with the test, and decide if you’re ready to attempt the test for real.

Driving Instructor Information:

 

Find a driving instructor in your area. Your driving Instructor can assist you in determining your licence needs.

Additional Information:

 

This flowchart can be used as a guide for determining the process to upgrade a heavy vehicle licence.

 
 

Automatic/synchromesh condition

If you are assessed for your heavy vehicle licence in a vehicle with an automatic or synchromesh gearbox, a condition will be added to your licence. This means you will only be permitted to drive vehicles with a similar transmission.

To have the automatic/synchromesh condition removed from your licence, you need to be assessed driving a vehicle fitted with a constant mesh gearbox. This assessment can be completed through a Competency Test (CT).

Prior to being enrolled in an automatic or synchromesh heavy vehicle upgrade course, you should speak with your driving instructor about the costs involved in having this condition removed, in order to make a clear decision about the course that best suits you.

   
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Course Enrolment Process

This course leads to a Light Rigid licence which allows drivers to drive any truck or a bus, greater than 4.5 tonnes GVM, but not more than 8 tonnes GVM, plus a trailer of no more than 9 tonnes GVM; or a bus seating more than 12 adults.

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This course leads to a Medium Rigid licence which allows drivers to drive any 2 axle rigid vehicle, including a truck or bus and may tow a trailer of no more than 9 tonnes GVM (and within GCM limits). You can also drive a special purpose vehicle with a GVM of less than 15 tonnes.

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This course leads to a Heavy Rigid licence which allows drivers to drive any rigid vehicle with three or more axles, including a truck or a bus, greater than 8 tonnes GVM, plus a trailer of no more than 9 tonnes GVM. This licence class is also applicable to an articulated bus.

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Course Enrolment Process

This course is necessary to obtain a Heavy Combination Driver Licence. It includes systematically and efficiently controlling all vehicle functions, monitoring traffic and road conditions, managing vehicle condition and performance, and effectively managing hazardous situations.

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This course involves the skills and knowledge required to obtain a licence to drive a Multi-Combination vehicle. A multi-combination (MC) licence is required to drive any B-double or road train.

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Meet your Fatigue Management training requirements with our Fatigue management courses for drivers and managers. Our courses are carried out quickly and simply, making it easy to meet your responsibilities while keeping your business moving.

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