Medium Rigid

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.

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 medium 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 (MR)

  • 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 two axle rigid truck not being a prime mover above 8 tonnes GVM, or
  • A two axle bus above 8 tonnes GVM (approval must be granted by the registrar for motor vehicles to conduct assessment in a bus, please contact the office for more information)
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:

  • TLILIC2015- Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle.

You will receive a Certificate of Competence, which you will need to take to Service Tasmania.
This program is nationally recognised.

Medium Rigid Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate
achievement of the element.

1. Drive a medium rigid vehicle
1.1 Medium rigid vehicle is started, steered, manoeuvred, positioned and
stopped in accordance with traffic regulations, manufacturer instructions
and relevant vehicle handling procedures
1.2 Engine power is managed to ensure efficiency and performance, and
to minimise engine and transmission damage
1.3 Braking system of medium rigid vehicle is managed and operated
efficiently to ensure effective control of vehicle under all conditions
1.4 Driving hazards are identified and/or anticipated and avoided or
controlled through defensive driving
1.5 Medium rigid vehicle is driven in reverse, maintaining visibility and
achieving accurate positioning
1.6 Medium rigid vehicle is parked, shutdown and safely secured in
accordance with traffic regulations
1.7 Load is safely and effectively restrained

2. Monitor traffic and
road conditions
2.1 Traffic and road conditions are constantly monitored and acted on to
enable safe operation and to ensure no injury to people or damage to
property, equipment, loads and facilities
2.2 Interaction with other road users is conducted courteously in
accordance with road rules to ensure safe and efficient traffic flow

3. Monitor and maintain vehicle performance
3.1 Vehicle performance is maintained through pre-operational
inspections and vehicle checks
3.2 Appropriate signage, lights and equipment are checked for
operational effectiveness and for conformity to prescribed traffic

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

Your vehicle must be loaded to at least 75% capacity by weight for training or tests. Weighbridge docket must be provided and it must have been issued within 24 hours of the course.


Training and Assessment


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Test Only

(3 Hours)


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Duration: 1 day

Available Training Location:

24 Jackson Street Glenorchy TAS 7010

19 Connector Park Drive Kings Meadows TAS 7249

129 Wright Street East Devonport, Tas 7310

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