Medium Rigid (MR) Licence Training

Course Overview

This VicRoads approved course is for people who want a Victorian Medium Rigid Synchromesh driver’s licence. This licence allows you to drive a truck, bus or any other two-axle rigid vehicle—truck or bus—weighing more than 8 tonnes GVM. One-on-one courses for beginners take 8 hours.

The advanced driver’s course, which requires previous experience, takes 6 hours. 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 Medium Rigid licence and, if selected, their statement of attainment.

Course Details

Study Units

Duration 6-8 hours

  • 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

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • 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 one year

Provide primary proof of identification prior to course commencement

Medium Rigid Licence

A Medium Rigid vehicle is any 2-axle bus or truck greater than 8 tonnes GVM. To be eligible for a medium rigid licence you must have held a car licence for at least one year.

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Stafford (Clayton) - Holden Special Vehicles (HSV)

I successfully received my heavy rigid license. I strongly recommend Yugo to anyone interested in obtaining training, as they made a difficult procedure very managable and easily understandable.

Nicholas (Glen Iris)

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