A Heavy Rigid (HR) licence is required for any rigid vehicle with three axles or more and with a GVM greater than 8 tonnes.
A Heavy Rigid (HR) licence is generally required for the following driving roles:
You can download a printable version of Armstrongs Heavy Rigid Synchromesh course details here.
Armstrongs' heavy rigid synchromesh courses have been custom designed to develop vital driving skills and knowledge necessary to successfully gain your heavy rigid (synchromesh) licence.
The course consists of the following components:
Course fees cover both the optional Pre-drive theory session, driver training, and access to Career Central. 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:
Please Note: If you are tested in a vehicle with synchromesh gears, a condition on your licence will apply. The letter “B” will show on your licence. To have the condition removed, you will need to be retested in a vehicle with non-synchromesh gears.
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.
+Armstrongs additional re-testing policy does not include additional training required before an additional/included re-test is undertaken. Additional training costs apply.
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.
*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.