Heavy Vehicle Licenses

Heavy Vehicle Licenses2019-10-23T03:13:58+00:00

AJL Training have partnered with Wodonga Institute of TAFE (RTO no.3097) to provide training and assessment for Heavy Vehicle Licences in Tasmania.

National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework

From 22 March 2017, Tasmania implemented the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework which sets the national standards for competency and assessment of heavy vehicle drivers. Accredited Heavy Vehicle External Service Providers apply these standards in all competency assessments.  The National Framework provides a nationally consistent approach for heavy vehicle driver licensing. This involves introducing a common set of national requirements that will be applied to the issuing of a national heavy vehicle driver licence and developing a competency and assessment framework.

The new standards enhance the safe driving of heavy vehicles by having a quality and rigorous national assessment and simplifies recognition of assessment practices throughout Australia.

More information regarding Heavy Vehicle Licences can be found in the Tasmanian Heavy Vehicle Drivers’ Handbook (PDF 4.5MB).

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Light Rigid (LR)

• A Rigid truck above 4.5 tonnes GVM but less than or equal to 8 tonnes GVM; or
• A Rigid bus with less than or equal to 8 tonnes GVM or seats more than 12 adults, including the driver (refer “Use of Buses, Coaches and Motor Homes”).
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Medium Rigid (MR)

• A Two axle rigid truck, not being a prime mover, above 8 tonnes GVM; or
• A Two axle bus above 8 tonnes GVM (refer “Use of Buses, Coaches and Motor Homes”).
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Heavy Rigid (HR)

• A rigid vehicle, not being an unladen prime mover, with a minimum of three axles and a minimum 15 tonnes GVM; or
• A modified 3 axle prime mover with a certified detachable tray (with the capacity to carry 75% of its specified GVM) with a minimum GVM of 15 tonnes and holds dual registration (HC & HR); or
• A Three axle articulated bus (refer “Use of Buses, Coaches and Motor Homes”); or
• A Three axle bus above 15 tonnes GVM (refer “Use of Buses, Coaches and Motor Homes”).
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Heavy Combination (HC)

• A vehicle consisting of a prime mover and a semi-trailer. The prime mover must have a minimum of three axles and the semi-trailer a minimum of two axles. The vehicle must have a GCM rating of at least 39 tonnes; or
• A Heavy Rigid vehicle which is towing a trailer. The trailer must have at least two axles and a GVM of 12 tonnes or more.
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Multi-Combination (MC)

• A Heavy Combination vehicle with more than one trailer. The vehicle must be B-Double rated and have all the pertinent documentation, permits etc. The combination must be at least 22 metres in length, in B-double configuration.
• The minimum vehicle type for an MC is a 3 axle prime mover with an A and B trailer each with bogie axles.
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