TLILIC3017 Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle


COURSE OVERVIEW - This unit addresses the knowledge and skill necessary to obtain a Heavy Combination Drivers Licence. It includes systematic and efficient control of all vehicle functions, monitoring of traffic and road conditions, management of vehicle condition and performance, coupling and uncoupling of trailer and effective management of hazardous situations.


VEHICLE CLASS - HC (Heavy Combination)

A vehicle consisting of a prime mover with a minimum of 3 axles and a semi-trailer with a minimum of two axles. The vehicle must have a GVM of at least 24 tonnes or
A Heavy Rigid vehicle which is towing a trailer that must have at least two axles and a GVM of 12 tonnes or more.



  • Road Rules and Compliance

  • Pre-Operational Checks

  • Cabin Drill

  • Start Vehicle

  • Steering Management

  • Gear Management

  • Brake & Accelerator Management

  • Crash Avoidance Space

  • Reversing

  • Hill Start/Stops

  • Load Securing

  • Shutdown & Secure Vehicle

  • Coupling & Uncoupling


PRE-REQUISITES - To upgrade to this licence class you must have held a MR or HR licence for at least 1 year, (P2 licence holders cannot upgrade to this licence)


DURATION - 1 day, 8:00am - 4:00pm & a 1/2 day either 8:00am - 11:30am or 12:30pm - 4:00pm




  • At the time of enrolment you must disclose any medications or disability which may affect your learning or driving ability

  • You must have held a MR or HR licence for at least 1 year

  • You must supply your current drivers licence and 1 other form of ID. i.e. Medicare card


JOB PATHWAYS - TLILIC3017 forms part of the Certificate III TLI31210 Transport & Logistics Driving Operations. This unit of competency can provide Job Pathways in the fields of General Freight, Interstate Drivers, Dangerous Goods Drivers, Refrigerated Transport Driver, Logging Truck Driver, Livestock Driver, Tanker Driver or Over Dimensional Driver. For more information please refer to the Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council.


ASSESSMENT - After the participant is trained/instructed on each competency they are assessed when the instructor feel they are competent or ready for assessment. Should the participant be deemed not competent under legislation the assessor must wait an hour before re-assessing the participant in the same competency.


LICENCES & CERTIFICATION - This course is Nationally Recognised Training and applicants deemed competent at the conclusion of the course will be provided with a Statement of Attainment and the appropriate Licensing Body’s – Licence Application form. This application is to be lodged at VicRoads or the RMS and incurs an additional licence fee.