Truck Driver Training

Are you looking to obtain a heavy vehicle licence or upgrade your licence to drive a truck?

L.I.T.A. Training offers Nationally Accredited Competency Based training and assessment for those considering a career in the transport industry

Our accredited trainers and assessors will determine how much time you require for training subject to the skills and knowledge that you already have prior to assessment.

Medium Rigid (MR) Training

Medium Rigid Vehicle Training is for those who would like to drive a medium sized truck (e.g. delivery truck, tippers)

To be eligible for this training you need to have held a current Car (C) licence for a minimum of 12 months.

A Medium Rigid is a vehicle that is:

  • A motor vehicle with 2 axles and a GVM greater than 8 tonnes (e.g. two axle trucks, tippers and buses).
  • A motor vehicle included in 2 towing a single trailer (other than a semi-trailer) with a GVM not greater than 9 tonnes
  • A special purpose vehicle with a GVM not greater than 15 tonnes.
    MAY TOW: Any farm implement. Any trailer with a GVM not exceeding 9000kg provided it is within the GCM of the towing vehicle.

Your training can be done by means of Competency Based Training that is completed using a log book or vehicle on road testing (VORT).

Heavy Combination (HC) Training

Are you considering a career in the Transport Industry? Then L.I.T.A. Training can assist you to achieve that goal.

We offer training and assessment for anyone who wants to upgrade or gain a Heavy Combination (HC) licence to allow them to drive semi-trailers or combinations such as:

  • Prime Mover with Bogie Drive;
  • Trailer with Bogie axles and a minimum length of 11 metres OR
  • A three or more axle rigid vehicle with a register Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) exceeding 15 Tonnes, and a GCM greater than 24 Tonnes, towing a two or more axle (dual wheel) self steering ‘dog’ trailer with a (GMV) greater than 9 tonnes.

To be eligible to undertake this training you need to have held a current Medium Rigid (MR) or Heavy Rigid (HR) licence for a minimum of 12 months.

The training covers a number of topics including:

  • Introduction to the vehicle
  • Start up and shut down procedures
  • Gear changing
  • Up/Down hill driving procedures
  • Reversing
  • Safe driving strategies
  • Coupling trailer to prime mover
  • Uncouple trailer from prime mover

To complete the training you will be required to undertake practical driver training followed by a final driving assessment.