Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence Training
Auto or Synchromesh Gearbox

Course Overview

This VicRoads approved course is for people who want a Victorian Heavy Rigid driver’s licence.
This licence allows you to drive a bus or truck with 3 or more axles, greater than 8 tonnes GVM. Options are available for Auto, Synchromesh & Non-Synchromesh gearboxes.
One-on-one courses take 8 hours (Automatic), 10 hours (Synchro) or 13 hours (Non-Synchro).
At the end of the course, successful trainees will be issued with their Victorian Heavy Rigid licence and a statement of attainment with a nationally recognised unit of competency from the TLI training package.


Course Details

Study Units

8-13 hrs for a Beginner, or 6 hr Auto advanced course (in Yugo Driving School’s Vehicle)

  • Starting/stopping sequence
  • Reversing and manoeuvring
  • Turning and handling
  • Vehicle position
  • Gears and their issues
  • City and highway driving
  • Road law
  • System of vehicle control
  • Performing cabin checks
  • Performing pre-drive safety inspections

Course Outcomes

  • Conduct pre-operational vehicle inspections and checks
  • Correctly start, steer, position, manoeuvre, and stop the vehicle
  • Correctly manage engine power to minimise gear and engine wear
  • Reverse, maintain visibility, and accurately position the vehicle
  • Correctly park, shut down and secure the vehicle
  • Successfully identify and avoid hazards (defensive driving)
  • Safely load the vehicle and use the most appropriate load restraint method

Course Requirements

Be able to drive a car with a manual transmission

Have a valid Victorian car licence

Have held an Australian car licence for at least two years

Provide primary proof of identification prior to course commencement

Heavy Combination Licence

A Heavy Rigid vehicle allows you to drive a prime mover, single semi trailer exceeding 9 tonnes or rigid vehicle plus trailer greater than 9 tonnes GVM with any gearbox - synchromesh, non-synchromesh or automatic.

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(03) 9794 0040 info@yugodrivingschool.com.au

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Adrian, my instructor, was very informative and all the staff were great ti deal with & helpful in any questions I had. They helped me achieve my Heavy Rigid License!

Christopher (Cranbourne)

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