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Heavy Rigid Vehicles


Vertical Horizonz Australia Heavy Rigid Vehicle course is designed to ensure trainees are competent and confident to operate and maintain heavy rigid vehicles in industries such as mining and civil construction.

Our Heavy Rigid Vehicle training instructs our trainees to operate buses, trucks, primer movers, mobile cranes over 8-tonne GVM with two axles maximum and trailers with a maximum 9-tonne GVM. It also includes trucks and buses in LR & MR licence categories and articulated buses.

Vertical Horizonz Australia Heavy Rigid Vehicle course gives you a road ranger gearbox open licence required by many transport companies and is needed to access most mine sites.


  • Heavy Rigid (HR)  – bus or truck (including a prime mover or a mobile crane) over 8t GVM with more than 2 axles.
  • Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonne GVM.
  • Also includes trucks and buses in LR & HR licence categories.
  • An articulated bus (a bus that can bend in the middle).
  • ROADRANGER GEAR BOX – 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.

TLIC3004 – Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle

Heavy Rigid Vehicle course content includes:

  • Theory
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Reversing
  • Engine management
  • Defensive driving
  • Observation techniques
  • Traffic management
  • Driving test

Requirements to obtain a HR 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 center -10 questions – practice on line at
  • Become competent with the vehicle (6-10 hours average/competency based).
  • Pass a practical driving test at QLD Transport you will need to provide your own vehicle.

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