Licence Options2018-02-28T23:31:47+00:00

Licence Options – MR, HR, HC, MC

In order to drive a heavy vehicle, you need a licence of the appropriate class (MR, HR, HC, MC). The primary way to obtain a heavy vehicle licence is to complete Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) with a Registered Training Organisation – i.e. Big Jigger.

MR – Medium Rigid Truck Licence

medium rigid training

Medium Rigid (MR) vehicles include:

  • Trucks and buses with a GVM more than eight tonnes and two axles
  • Any towed trailer must not weigh more than nine tonnes GVM.

MR Minimum Requirements

  • Have held a class C licence, (except a learner licence) or equivalent for one year or more.
  • Pass the MR knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

HR – Heavy Rigid Truck Licence

HR Heavy Rigid Licence

Heavy Rigid (HR) vehicles include:

  • Trucks and buses with a GVM more than eight tonnes, and three or more axles
  • Any towed trailer must not weigh more than nine tonnes GVM

HR Minimum Requirements

  • Have held a class C licence, (except a learner licence) or equivalent for two years or more.
  • Pass the HR knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

HC – Heavy Combination Truck Licence

heavy-combination

Heavy Combination (HC) vehicles include:

  • Articulated vehicles with three or more axles
  • Heavy rigid vehicle trailer combinations including unladen dolly, with three or more axles
  • Any towed trailer with a GVM more than nine tonnes.

HC Minimum Requirements

  • Have held a class MR or HR licence or equivalent for one year or more. Any time you’ve spent on a P2 MR or HR licence counts, but you can’t practice to drive an HC vehicle, or upgrade to an HC licence until you hold a full class MR or HR licence
  • Pass the HC knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

MC – Multi Combination Truck Licence

Multi Combination (MC) vehicles include:

  • B-doubles
  • Prime mover, low loader dolly and low loader trailer combinations
  • Road trains

MC Minimum Requirements

  • Have held a Class HR or HC licence or equivalent for at least one year. Any time you’ve spent on a P2 HR licence counts, but you can’t practice to drive an MC vehicle, or upgrade to an MC licence until you hold a full class HR or HC licence
  • Pass an MC knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Successfully complete HVCBA. If you hold an HR licence, you’ll need to pass an HC assessment before you can start MC training
  • Pass a medical examination.

Contact Big Jigger

If you are unsure of what licence is best for your situation, please contact Ian at Big Jigger on 0429 096 056 or email: ian@bigjigger.com.au