Semi School Training Options

Medium Rigid

MR class of licence is done driving a Mitsubishi FM 515, which has synchromesh 10-speed transmission. This class of licence covers you up to 15 tonne with 2 axles. After holding a car licence for 12 months from a red P this licence can be achieved. If you are intending to progress up in classes, the HC (semi-trailer) licence can be obtained after one year of having the MR.

Price: $90.00 p/hr

Practical Test & ½ hr Refresher: $202.50

Definition of Medium Rigid Truck or Bus:

  • Medium Rigid (MR) any motor vehicle (Truck or Bus) with 2 axles and a GVM of more than 8 tonne.
  • Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonne GVM.
  • Also includes trucks and buses in LR licence categories.

Requirements to obtain a MR Truck or Bus Licence:

  • Must have held a Licence for at least 12 months (1 Year).
  • Complete a theory test at a Qld Transport center -10 questions – (can practice on line at www.transport.qld.gov.au).
  • Complete a Qld licence application form (we can supply).
  • Become competent with the vehicle (2-6 hours average/competency based).
  • Pass a practical driving test at Qld Transport using our vehicle.

What to bring

  • Closed in secure shoes i.e joggers/work boots
  • Current drivers licence
  • Comfortable appropriate clothing
  • Any relevant medical certificates
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Heavy Rigid

HR class of licence is done driving a Ford Aeromax Prime Mover with an approved detachable body and 3 axles. This vehicle has an 18-speed transmission, double clutch which is non-synchromesh. The reason this type of vehicle is used is because the more difficult transmission gives the student an unrestricted licence in that class and to master this type of vehicle makes you a more capable, aware driver, with increased job opportunities.

Price: $110 p/hr

Practical Test & ½ hr Refresher  : $247.00

Definition of Heavy Rigid Truck or Bus:

  • Heavy Rigid (HR) any motor vehicle (Truck or Bus) with 3 axles or more and a GVM of more than 8 tonne.
  • Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonne GVM.
  • Also includes vehicles in MR and LR licence categories.
  • This licence will give you an open licence which is required by many transport companies, also many mines require an open licence to gain access to their mines.

Requirements to obtain a HR Truck or Bus Licence:

  • Must have held a car Licence for at least 24 months (2 Years) or MR for 12 months.
  • Complete a theory test at a Qld Transport Department -10 questions – (if you do not currently hold an MR licence) (can practice on line at www.transport.qld.gov.au).
  • Complete a Qld licence application form (we can supply).
  • Become competent with the vehicle (6-10 hours average/competency based).
  • Pass a practical driving test at Qld Transport using our vehicle.
  • Must be competent in Double clutching.

What to bring

  • Closed in secure shoes i.e joggers/work boots
  • Current drivers licence
  • Comfortable appropriate clothing
  • Any relevant medical certificates
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Heavy Combination

HC class of licence uses the same prime mover but is connected to a tandem trailer. Some operations you need to be competent in, are reversing in a straight line approximately 30 meters, using mirrors, trailer disconnect and reconnect in the correct order and generally handling the vehicle in traffic. We do teach gear changes, show you how to correctly go up hills and down hills. As well as other activities needed to be a competent driver.

Price: $135.00 p/hr

Practical Test & ½ hr Refresher: $371.25

Definition of Heavy Combination (HC)

  • Heavy Combination (HC) – any semi trailer or rigid vehicle towing a trailer with a GVM of more than 9 tonne.
  • Also includes vehicles in HR categories.

Requirements to obtain a HC Truck Licence

  • To upgrade to this HC class of licence you must have held a Medium Rigid (MR) or Heavy Rigid (HR) licence for at least 12 months (1 year).
  • Complete a Qld licence application form (we can supply).
  • Become competent with the vehicle (4-10 hours average/competency based).
  • Pass a practical driving test at Qld Transport using our vehicle.

Contents Covered:

  • Road law.
  • System of vehicle control.
  • Starting and stopping sequence.
  • Defensive driving.
  • Fuel efficiency.
  • Pre-drive check.
  • City and highway driving.
  • Reversing.
  • Vehicle positioning.

What to bring

  • Closed in secure shoes i.e joggers/work boots
  • Current drivers licence
  • Comfortable appropriate clothing
  • Any relevant medical certificates
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Multi Combination

MC course is also available at our driving school. This covers for all combinations of more than 1 trailer, is done using an 'A' and 'B' combination which is 23.2 metres when fully connected. This is a two day course and starts in the morning with the theory day 1 and practical following on day 2nd. Once this is completed the final pre-drive checks are made. General driving, hazard perception and hazard avoidance with some reversing done at a specific area along the way. The drive is completed back at the complex where the rig is split up and parked once more.  

Once the bookwork is finalised the certificate of attainment is generated and the licence is ready to be upgraded at any Queensland Transport customer service centre within 2 business days.

So you have a HR licence are you confident changing gears in an 18 speed road ranger? If not be aware you still get charged the fee, if you can’t change gears and you do the course you will be charged @ $165p/hr until you get it right, pay $110 p/hr in our HR prior to the  course!

We suggest that an hour lesson in our HR Truck prior to the Course is encouraged.

2 Day Training: $1380.00

Addition Training: $165 p/hr

The MC courses are competency based.

Definition of Multi-Combination (MC):

  • Multi-combination (MC) – any B-Double or Road Train combination.

Requirements to obtain a MC Truck Licence:

  • Must hold a HR or HC licence for at least 12 months (1 year).
  • Must become competent with the operation of the vehicle and trailers.
  • Must be able to reverse 85 metres in a straight line.

Contents Covered:

  • Theory.
  • Coupling & Uncoupling.
  • Reversing.
  • Effective engine management.
  • Defensive driving.
  • Observation techniques.
  • Traffic management.
  • Driving test.

What to bring:

  • Student Handbook
  • USI number (unique student identification number)
  • Closed in secure shoes i.e joggers/work boots
  • Current drivers licence
  • Comfortable appropriate clothing
  • Any relevant medical certificates
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