A Heavy Combination (HC) licence is required for a prime mover to which is attached a single semi-trailer that has a GVM greater than 9 tonnes. A HC licence is also required for a rigid vehicle to which is attached a trailer greater than 9 tonnes GVM.
A Heavy Combination (HC) licence is generally required for the following driving roles:
Armstrongs' heavy combination course has been custom designed to develop vital driving skills and knowledge necessary to successfully gain your heavy combination licence.
The course consists of the following components:
Students also have the choice of undertaking their training in a vehicle with either a Non-Synchromesh or Semi-Automatic gearbox.
Course fees cover both the optional Pre-drive theory session and driver training. Terms and conditions apply.
*Students have the choice of completing the Pre-Drive Licence Component either (i) as part of their course or (ii) in addition to their course. Students with language, literacy, or numeracy concerns are advised to attend a Pre-Drive session in addition to their driving course. Pre-Drive sessions are delivered face-to-face by a qualified heavy vehicle trainer and are 4 hours in length during which students will guided through the relevant information in preparation for their theory test and undergo off-road training and assessment. For those students who wish to complete their Pre-Drive Licence Component within their course, the amount of behind-the-wheel training that a student ordinarily receives will be reduced by that amount of time that an individual student requires to successfully complete the Pre-Drive Licence Component.
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
All required training materials will be provided by Armstrongs upon course payment.
eLearning is available to all students to support their learning, access to this is available through the Resources page of our website.
All courses come with:
Depending on the course type you choose, you’ll also get:
*Where a student requires a third retest or more, the third retest and any subsequent retest will be charged at $250.00 per retest
By booking a heavy vehicle license training course you are acknowledging acceptance of Armstrongs heavy vehicle terms and conditions of sale.
Armstrongs offer a range of weekday and weekend courses. Depending on the amount of behind-the-wheel training you want, students can choose from the following course options.
†Experienced HC courses only available using semi-automatic gearbox configuration.
*A course is considered to be a weekend course if all, or any part thereof, of the course takes place on a Saturday. Where a student's course takes place over successive Saturdays, or a series of Saturdays, students will be charged a weekend course fee amount plus an additional $50.00 for every additional Saturday the student's course is scheduled. Weekend course fees will also be charged if all, or any part thereof, of the course takes place on a Victorian Public Holiday.