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Heavy Rigid Licence Course Structure

TLILIC2016 Licence to drive a Heavy Rigid Vehicle

Heavy Rigid Vehicle

A Heavy Rigid Vehicle is a vehicle 8 tonnes GVM and above, with 3 or more axles, including truck & bus.

Course Fees

Saturday Fee of 15% is applied per person, per day.

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VicRoads Licencing Fee

There is a $34.08 licencing fee payable to VicRoads upon the successful completion of your course.

COVE Training is able to issue a new receipt of licence on the spot.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered over 1 or 1.5 days at our Seaford site.
Available Saturdays.

Here's what you’ll learn

The Heavy Rigid Licence course has been custom designed to develop vital driving skills and knowledge necessary to successfully gaining your heavy rigid licence.

It includes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be provided with a Certificate of Competence which needs to be taken to VicRoads to process an official licence.

Heavy Rigid Licence Pre-Requisites

  • A current Australian drivers licence: held for a minimum of 24 months, a secondary form of ID is also required
    • We are unable to accept digital drivers licences, you must supply your physical driver licence card
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Students who do not already hold a heavy vehicle licence are required to sit a written test
  • Applicants on medication may require clearance from VicRoads (Clearance is required prior to the commencement of all training and assessment)
  • COVE Training does not have CRICOS accreditation and is unable to train students on an ‘International Student’ VISA

Assessment Process

The light rigid licence course incorporates a variety of assessment tasks throughout including:

  • Knowledge test
  • Pre operational checks
  • Cabin drills
  • Reversing
  • Load securing
  • Vehicle operation & control

COVE Training offers Truck Theory Sessions each week, FREE of charge.  Call us for dates and further details.

Pathways Forward

Course Guide

Retest Fees

  • On Road Drive Retest – $300.00
  • Off Road Retest – $220.00
  • Knowledge Test Retest – $50.00
  • Hourly Training – $160.00

Heavy Rigid Licence Training

Further Information

COVE Training is VicRoads Accredited

  • All applicants will be required to complete VicRoads paperwork and complete an eyesight test.
  • Applicants on medication may require a medical clearance from VicRoads.
  • Clearance from VicRoads is required prior to the commencement of all training and assessment.
  • All applicants are encouraged to purchase a copy of the ‘Victorian Bus and Truck Drivers Handbook’ in order to complete their knowledge assessment.
  • This can be purchased through COVE Training for $15 OR a PDF version can be downloaded here.
  • Every applicant is required to sit and successfully pass the VicRoads knowledge assessment prior to any training and assessment. All truck training and testing is conducted from the Seaford office.
  • Knowledge of how to drive a manual car is a recommended requirement for these licence types.
  • VicRoads now apply licence, registration and number plates sanction as directed by Fines Victoria.
  • You will be required to confirm your licence permit is not currently suspended, disqualified cancelled or subject to a Fines Victoria Sanction. This will avoid having your test results not recognised.
  • As an applicant you can open a ‘My VicRoads’ account to confirm licence currency on the date of assessment. Alternatively applicants can call VicRoads on 13 11 71

Please remember to confirm your eligibility on the date of the assessment.

Further Fines Victoria information can be found on www.fines.vic.gov.au website or call 1300 396 851

For VicRoads regarding fines and penalties information can be found here https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

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Working at Height

This course covers every aspect that is needed to learn and become competent to work at height out in the field. Very well worth it as this was my third refresher and I learned different things this time around and I enjoyed the class.

Richard Mason

Great staff

I went there for my forklift license/beginner class. Thanks to Paul and the rest of the staff. Paul was the one supervising my class. I only had 2 or 3 hours driving experience on a forklift before the course, Paul really helped us beginners to get confident on the forklift.

The rest of the staff is really nice.


Great work

My instructor Cosi was excellent. I had a lot of pain in my left foot due to arthritic spurs which I have just found out. He was very patient. Friendly. Explained everything very well. He made the course enjoyable even though I was in a lot of pain using the clutch… I would definitely recommend using him for your non syncro licence.

John dane

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