Course Overview: Designed for all drivers, the Medium Rigid (MR) course equips drivers with the skills and knowledge to safely operate a bus or truck with confidence. This course is ideal for drivers who want to work in the transport industry and have limited/no experience operating an MR vehicle.


Medium Rigid (MR)    TLILIC2015 Licence to Drive a Medium Rigid Vehicle

A motor vehicle (other than a motorcycle) with a GVM greater than 8 tonnes and no more than 2 axles. Able to tow a trailer of no more than 9 tonnes GVM.

Learning Outcomes

Performing cabin checks

Performing pre-drive safety inspections

Starting/Stopping sequence

Park  Start

Turning and handling

Reversing and manoeuvring

Vehicle positioning

System of vehicle control

City and highway driving

Entry Requirements

Requirements to achieve an MR Licence

Be at least 19 years old

Have held an Australian car licence (other than a learner licence) for at least 12 months

At Service Tasmania, demonstrate evidence of identity and PASS a heavy vehicle rigid knowledge test

Pass a medium rigid competency test, or training and final competency assessment with AJL

Return to Service Tasmania and

  • Complete an application form
  • Show evidence of identity
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Produce a Certificate of Competency to demonstrate passing the relevant licence
  • Pay the licence extension fee