A motor vehicle with a GVM of 8 tonnes or less but greater than 4.5 tonnes, or has a GVM of 8 tonnes or less and seats more than 12 adults (including the driver). Able to tow a trailer of no more than 9 tonnes GVM.
- Be at least 19 years old.
- Have held an Australian car licence (other than a learner licence) for at least 12 months.
- Go to a Service Tasmanian shop, show evidence of identity (this may be your driver licence) and pass a heavy vehicle rigid knowledge test.
- Pass a light rigid competency test or training and final competency assessment with OnRoad OffRoad Training
- Go to a Service Tasmania shop and
- complete an application form
- show evidence of identify
- pass an eyesight test
- produce a Certificate of Competency to show that you’ve passed, and
- pay the licence extension fee
Using Your Vehicle Requirements (LR)
- Registered, (payment of registration is required)
- Roadworthy, please refer to roadworthy checklist
- Comprehensively insured
- Must be at least loaded to 75% of the GVM (weighbridge docket must be provided)
- 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.
To gain a heavy vehicle licence for a particular class. Where training is required an intensive hands on
training course has been implemented.
On successful completion of the program you will receive a Statement of Attainment for:
- TLILIC2014 – Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle.
You will receive a Certificate of Competence, which you will need to take to Service Tasmania.
This program is nationally recognised.
The Training will be delivered by an experienced and qualified trainer, face to face.
The training follows a specifically prepared course session plan.
Assessments will be conducted using a theory and practical assessment tool. The assessor will inform you of each of the assessments prior to them being conducted.
Roadworthy and inspection checklist
- Be roadworthy
- Be registered
- Have a current registration label and a registration plate fitted front and rear
- Be comprehensively insured
- Meet the Heavy Vehicle requirements for each class (Refer to using your vehicle requirements for the relevant class)
- Be clean and tidy, i.e. no loose articles in vehicle
- Have a windscreen that is in good condition in the area swept by the windscreen wiper path, (i.e. must not be cracked, scored or badly chipped or otherwise defective so as to obscure the drivers or testing officers vision)
- Have doors that open from the inside and the outside
- Have effective front and rear indicator lights
- Have effective brake lights
- Have effective head and tail lights
- Have effective windscreen wipers
- All tyres to be fitted to the vehicle must not show a smooth tread pattern that runs continuously across at least 75% of the tyre width that normally comes in contact with the road, or the whole circumference of the tyre
- Have front seat belts that are in good condition
- Have front seats that are securely affixed
- External rear view mirrors must not be defective where it would obscure the drivers vision
- Have effective reverse lights, and
- Have an effective horn
- Have L plates visibly and securely located at the front and rear of the vehicle.
- Check age and licence requirements, eg. Heavy Vehicle Learner Licence