Heavy Vehicle Courses

The type of learner licence you can get depends on what sort of licence you have now. For some heavy vehicle licences, you don’t need to go and get a new learners licence but the conditions of being a learner will still apply to you.

For more information, please visit Transport Services

Light Rigid

A motor vehicle with a GVM of 8 tonnes or less but greater than 4.5 tonnes, or has a GVM of 8 tonnes or less and seats more than 12 adults (including the driver). Able to tow a trailer of no more than 9 tonnes GVM.

Medium Rigid

A motor vehicle (other than a motorcycle) with a GVM greater than 8 tonnes and no more than 2 axles. Able to tow a trailer of no more than 9 tonnes GVM.

Heavy Rigid

A motor vehicle (other than a motorcycle) including an articulated bus but not any other type of articulated vehicle that has 3 or more axles and a GVM greater than 8 tonnes. Able to tow a trailer of no more than 9 tonnes GVM.

Heavy Combination

Prime mover with a single semi-trailer and a dolly (or an unladen converter dolly); or a rigid motor vehicle towing a trailer with a GVM greater than 9 tonnes and an unladen converter dolly.

Multi Combination

B Double – Prime mover with more than 1 trailer. A 3 axle prime mover with an A and B trailer each with bogie axles