Heavy Combination Driver Licensing

Course Details

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to obtain a licence to drive a multi-combination vehicle. It includes systematic and efficient control of all vehicle functions, monitoring of traffic and road conditions, management of vehicle condition and performance, coupling and uncoupling of dollies, and effective management of hazardous situations.

Assessment of this unit will be conducted under a wide range of driving conditions by an assessor who has been accredited by Roads and Maritime Services.

Pre-requisites

To be eligible for an MC licence course, you must:

  • Have held a Class HR or HC licence or equivalent for at least 1 year. Any time you've spent on a P2 HR licence counts, but you can't practice to drive an MC vehicle, or upgrade to an MC licence until you hold a full class HR or HC licence;
  • Pass the 'Combination' Driver Knowledge Test (DKT);
  • Pass an eyesight test; and
  • Meet the required medical requirements, as determined by the licensing authority.

Application

This course is based on the requirements of the Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA).

Qualification gained:

  • Licence class (MC)
  • Statement of attainment - TLILIC3018B Licence to drive a multi-combination vehicle

Duration

Drivers upgrading to the MC licence receive up to 12 hours (depending on the gearbox endorsement) of training and assessment activity time.

The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Scheme Policies and Procedures state that a minimum of 8 hours assessment time plus Final Competency Assessment (FCA) should occur.

If additional time is required for a client to reach a competent standard, additional course fees may be applied. This is clearly explained at enquiry (email and phone), further explained and agreed upon at enrolment.

 

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.

Licence Information

Multi-Combination vehicles include:

  • B-doubles
  • Road trains
  • Prime mover, low loader dolly and low loader trailer combinations
 
     
 

RAISE Training is a Nationally Recognised Training Provider, accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Provider Number 91655.

TLILIC3018B Licence to drive a multi-combination vehicle

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