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).
Candidates have the option of receiving a statement of attainment with a nationally recognised unit of competency from the TLI training package. At the completion of the course, successful trainees will be issued with their Victorian Heavy Rigid licence and, if selected, their statement of attainment.


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 licence 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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