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. At the end of the course, successful trainees will be issued with their Victorian MR driver’s licence and a statement of attainment with a nationally recognised unit of competency from the TLI training package.


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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Helpful people and an easy course to understand. Great instructors!

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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