The Licence Plus course provides you with comprehensive training which covers a wide set of circumstances and conditions on the road and in the truck.
All courses are 1 on 1 with our Truck trainer who is specialised in Heavy Rigid Licensing.
Why Trent Education?
“If your employer feels that you are not able to safely and competently drive a heavy rigid vehicle we will train you for free until you are”
Trent Education is a Registered Training Organisation registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Trent Education is part of the Trent Driving School group. Trent has helped over 300,000 drivers of all ages become safe competent drivers. We are an Australian owned company that has been at the forefront of driver training since 1969.
With Trent Education, you will learn above the RMS requirements. Remember we want you to be employed. Throughout the course you will be able to apply the Trent method of safety driving.
You will get the very best trainers and assessors. We want you to make a difference in the transport industry. Safe competent truck drivers can make a massive impact in the community. We bring this belief to the way we teach.
Getting Your HR Licence
To enrol in a heavy rigid licence course through the Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) Scheme, you will need to complete the following steps.
You’ll need to go to a registry or service centre in person and:
- Have held a class C licence (except learner licence) for 2 or more years and are now on your P2 licence or full class C
- Provide a completed Licence Application form
- Pass an eyesight test
- Provide a medical assessment report (if applicable)
- Pass the knowledge test for a heavy rigid vehicle (Take The Practice Test)
- Pay the RMS fee
You’ll then be issued with a Heavy Vehicle HVCBA Learner’s Log Book, and the Guide to Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment publication. The Guide outlines the tasks you need to perform to complete the training course and the assessment. Your progress is recorded in your log book
You need this logbook before starting your training.
You’ll also need to provide your USI number to us. (Sign up for a Free USI number)
If you have any troubles, we can help you get your USI number. Call us on 02 8748 4500.
Final Competency Assessment (FCA)
As part of the HVCBA scheme all students must pass and FCA in order to obtain a heavy rigid licence. As mandated by the RMS, all training and assessment is recorded on video to ensure the validity of the assessment.
Only students that demonstrate competency at the FCA will be passed.
You will be undertaking a NSW RMS approved licence course. Drivers will be trained and assessed against the RMS competency standards by the very best trainers and assessors. Only when the required standard of competency has been achieved will a heavy rigid licence be issued.
After completing your training with Trent you will be competent in:
- Road laws
- Pre-drive checks
- Starting/Stopping sequence
- City & Highway driving
- Load security
- Vehicle classifications
- Cabin check
- Defensive driving
- Turning & handling
- Vehicle positioning
- Fuel efficiency
- Applying the Trent Safety Wheel
The investment for this course will be $1950.
Chat with our truck specialist on 02 8748 4500 for more info.
With Trent Education you will experience the most modern truck in the industry, but the advantages don’t stop there. The truck will be loaded to RMS specifications.
Our Truck is a 2017 Hino 500.
Wheel base: 5.25m
What does this mean for you?
Unlike other heavy vehicle driving schools you will gain vital experience in a truck that has a realistic length and wheel base. The truck you will be driving is similar to the truck you will drive in the workforce. You will learn how to corner and maneuver a realistic sized vehicle.
84% of all new trucks sold are Auto
90% of new heavy rigid trucks are automatic
This is the future of trucking. Big transport companies are in favour of automatic for a number of reasons. Driving an automatic over a crash box reduces fatigue on the driver and in turn saves lives. Statistics show that manual trucks have a higher rate of repair claims than automatic trucks.
You will have a condition B on your licence, you can still drive any automatic or syncromesh manual rigid vehicle.