Heavy Rigid (HR)

Note: This is a non-accredited course

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An HR (Heavy Rigid)Licence is the highest class of truck licence you can obtain from holding a car licence. A HR Licence covers any vehicle with three or more axles and a gross vehicle mass of more than eight tones. This includes road trains, semi-trailers, vehicle carriers, large passenger busses, and livestock carriers.

An HR Licence permits you to operate:

  • Any Light Rigid vehicle
  • Any Medium Rigid vehicle
  • A bus or truck (including a prime mover or a mobile crane) over 8t GVM with more than2 axles.
  • An articulated bus (a bus that can bend in the middle).
  • Any HR vehicle towing one trailer with a maximum weight of 9t GVM.

Obtaining an HR licence offers good job opportunities for:

  • Large-sized bus driver
  • Haul truck operator
  • Inter and Intra state coach driver
  • Removalists

You must hold a car (Open or P class) or higher drivers licence class for at least 24 months to be eligible for an HR licence (12 months for MR (Medium Rigid).

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, but currently Queensland Transport will grant three hours of logbook time for each hour with an accredited instructor for up to 10 hours. This means that just ten lessons with one of our trainers will make up 30 hours in the logbook.

While it is not a requirement to have lessons with an accredited assessor, it does offer invaluable experience for first-time drivers. Our experienced driving instructors are trained well above industry standard and participate in ongoing professional development and support – they are up to date with any changes in road rules. At Martyr Training Services, your safety is our priority. All of our vehicles are dual-controlled, meaning our assessors can step in to prevent an accident if needed.

Some people may only require one or two lessons, others may require more – it will depend on your driving experience, the frequency of driving lessons, and your confidence on the road. Your driving instructor will advise you of recommendations after each lesson.

We sure can! Please note, Queensland Transport charges a booking fee, which is be additional to the cost of your test. If you cancel your driving test, you will be refunded the amount less the booking surcharge.

Absolutely. When you book your driving test, just provide us with a pick-up and drop-off destination.

While we have given this a significant amount of consideration, this is not an option that we will be offering any time soon. We do not believe that it is in the best interest of our students to offer training in a vehicle that is not fitted with safety breaks.

What is a non-accredited course?

Non-accredited training refers to a structured course that has no connection to an external accreditation or professional body and does not lead to a qualification within the Australia Qualifications Framework (AQF). Non-accredited training focuses on the development of specific knowledge and skillset.These programs are designed to prepare participants for a driving test with Queensland Transport and Main Roads.

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