Multi-Combination Course

Is This The Right Licence For You?

Click here for the latest information from VicRoads about heavy vehicle training and assessment during Stage 4 Restrictions.

A Multi Combination (MC) licence is required for a heavy combination vehicle with more than one trailer.

A Multi Combination (MC) licence is generally required for the following driving roles:

  • Interstate & Intrastate Driving
  • Linehaul / Change Over Driving
  • Road Train / Long Haul Driving
  • B Double Tippers
  • Refrigerated Transport
  • Tanker Driver

Further information and an overview of the road transport industry, employment prospects, weekly earnings, current vacancies, and whether you’re the right fit for the industry can be found here.

Course Options

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.

Course Type Length Fee  
Multi Combination Semi-Automatic (Express) 1 day $1690.00

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Multi Combination Semi-Automatic (Plus) Beginner 2 days $3380.00

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As at 1 July 2019, the VicRoads Assessment Fee of $30.80 will be payable to Armstrongs on behalf of VicRoads upon the successful completion of all heavy vehicle assessments. Upon payment of the VicRoads Assessment Fee, Armstrongs will issue a paper VicRoads Certificate of Competency (CoC) receipt which must be taken to VicRoads and is to be used as evidence of the successful completion of all heavy vehicle assessment criteria. Upon payment of the VicRoads Licence Variation Fee of $31.50 VicRoads will issue a paper licence which is to be used as evidence of holding a valid Victorian Heavy Vehicle Licence. VicRoads will mail out a plastic consolidated heavy vehicle/car/rider licence which may take up to 10 business days.

* All heavy vehicle training conducted on a Saturday will attract an additional $120.00. Where a student's course takes place over successive Saturdays, or a series of Saturdays, students will be charged $$120.00 for every Saturday that the student's course is delivered. Weekend course fees will also be charged if all, or any part thereof, of the course takes place on a Victorian Public Holiday.

Course Overview

Armstrongs' multi combination course has been custom designed to develop vital driving skills and knowledge necessary to successfully gain your multi combination licence.

The multi combination course is available on a 1:1 basis only.

Students have the choice of undertaking their training in a vehicle with either a Non-Synchromesh or Semi-Automatic gearbox.

Training Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Correctly start, steer, position, manoeuvre, and stop the vehicle
  • Correctly managing engine power to minimise gear and engine wear
  • Reverse, maintain visibility, and accurately position the vehicle
  • Correctly park, shut down and secure the vehicle
  • Successfully identify and avoid hazards (defensive driving)
  • Safely load the vehicle and use the most appropriate load restraint method
  • Correctly conduct coupling & un-coupling procedures

Pre-requisites & Entry Requirements

  • A current Australian Driver's Licence card; and have held a heavy rigid or heavy combination licence for minimum of 12 months; a secondary form of ID is also required; please refer to Armstrongs' Terms & Conditions for details.
  • You must be competent in the operation of a manual vehicle; and have obtained your licence in a manual vehicle.
  • All training and assessment is conducted in English so a practical level of English language comprehension is required. Student's whose first language is not English must contact Armstrongs before booking a course to better assess their suitability to undertake this course and restrictions around the use of interpreters during training and assessment. Failure to do this may result in any course fees paid being forfeited.

Required Training Materials

All required training materials will be provided by Armstrongs upon course payment.

What's Included in Your Course

  • Two Attempts to Pass Your Driving Assessment
    Assessments can be stressful and nerves can sometimes cause students to make simple driving errors. That's why all Armstrongs Express & Plus Multi Combination courses include an additional re-test*. That means you'll have two attempts to pass your driving assessment at no additional cost!

*As per VicRoads requirements a student can attempt a maximum of two driving assessments per day. Where time permits and all other course requirements have been successful completed, the second free retest can be taken on the day of the course. Where time does not permit and/or the student has not successful completed all other course requirements, the second free retest will be held in credit for a period of no more than 12 months for use at later time by the student. In such cases the second free retest must be taken in conjunction with a 1 hour lesson and an additional training fee of $155.00 will apply. Where a student requires a third retest or more, the third retest and any subsequent retest will be charged at $250.00 per retest plus a 1 hour lesson at $155.00 prior to each retest.

By booking a heavy vehicle license training course you are acknowledging acceptance of Armstrongs heavy vehicle terms and conditions of sale.

Questions? Call us on 03 9464 6464 or Request a Booking