TLILIC2014 Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle - (Client Vehicle Only)


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


VEHICLE CLASS - LR (Light Rigid) – Any rigid vehicle, including bus and truck, greater than 4.5 tonnes GVM but equal to or less than 8 tonnes GVM or a vehicle that seats more than 12 adults including the driver that has a GVM not greater than 8 tonnes GVM. Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM.



  • 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


PRE-REQUISITES - To upgrade to this licence class you must have held a car licence for 1 year (not a learner)


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



  • The vehicle for this training must be supplied by the client

  • 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 class c – car licence for a period of 1 year

  • You must understand and speak the English language at a level that enables the safe performance of driving a heavy vehicle

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


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 a 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.