Heavy Combination (HC) Truck Licence

Step up to the next level as a heavy vehicle operator with a Heavy Combination (HC) Licence from Major Training Group.

HC Licence
HC Licence to drive a Heavy Combination Vehicle




3-4 days

Funding Options

Course Outcomes

After successfully completing our HC licence training, you will obtain the necessary license to operate a heavy combination vehicle weighing 9 tonnes GVM or more, equipped with 3 or more axles.


Completing a heavy combination licence with Major Training qualifies you to safely drive the biggest on-road trucks, including:

  • Prime movers with an attached single semi-trailer
  • Heavy Rigid (HR class) vehicles with an attached trailer that has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) over 9,000 kg.

HC truck drivers generally work in construction, agriculture, and warehousing areas.

Vehicles You Can Drive

Note the number of axles

Course Details

After successfully completing our HC licence training, you will obtain the necessary license to operate a heavy combination vehicle weighing 9 tonnes GVM or more, equipped with 3 or more axles.


Lessons plus test

Workbook/student study book

QLD Transport booking fee – paid on or before first lesson

Practical test with QLD Transport – 3 hours in total including warmup, test and licence application using our truck with a QLD Transport Assessor

All lessons and tests booked on your behalf by Major Training

A HC licence upon successful completion of the course.

ENTRY Requirements

To apply for a HC class licence, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have held both a Car (C class) licence for at least 3 years and a Medium Rigid (MR class) or HR class licence for at least 1 year.
  • This period must have occurred in the last 5 years. Can be continuous or made up of different individual lengths of time (excluding any time that your licence was suspended, surrendered, cancelled or expired).
  • Payment test booking fee to the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
  • Heavy Vehicle Knowledge test.
  • Pass a QLD Transport Practical Test.

Heavy Combination (HC) Truck Licence

Pursuing a Heavy Combination (HC) licence enhances your driving capabilities to handle larger and more complex vehicle combinations, offering you access to a wider range of job prospects in industries such as transport, logistics, and construction, where the ability to operate heavy-duty vehicles is in high demand.

Possible Roles

Long-Haul Truck Driver

Car Carrier Driver

Bulk Haulage Driver

Livestock Transport Driver

Furniture Removalist

Mobile Crane Operator

Potential wages could be in the region of $80,000 to $100,000 per year or around $55 per hour

Delivery Options

Major Training recognises the need for flexibility and offers a range of easy-to-access options that will get you behind the wheel in a matter of weeks. Our purpose-built facilities make it easy for you to learn the skills you need. If you’re located in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast, you can visit one of our facilities and learn the skills you need to obtain your HC licence. Choose the option that suits you

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Utilise Major's well-equipped sites across South East Queensland (SEQ) for your training needs. We have popular industry courses running weekly.
Major also run courses in Northern NSW. Contact us today to learn more about undertaking a course in Northern NSW.

Course Details
Road Ranger Course

Duration: 3-4 day course

  • Our test-ready all-in-one package
  • Up to 12 hours of training over 3 or 4 days, including drive time and practical test
  • Package includes QTBF
  • Book 3-5 weeks in advance
  • Courses run Monday to Saturday between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

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Synchromesh Course

Duration: 3 day course

  • Available for experienced drivers (call us to see if you are eligible)
  • 8 hours of training including test with Qld Transport.
  • Book 3-5 weeks in advance
  • Courses run Monday to Friday between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm

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Flexible Study
  • Offers total flexibility based on individual needs. Book lessons over a few weeks leading to a test time that suits your schedule.
  • 2 or more hours at a time
  • As many lessons as YOU need, starting NOW
  • Prepay or pay as you go
  • Tests every 3-5 weeks
  • Lessons are available from Monday to Friday between 7.00am and 5.00pm.

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Training Locations
What You'll Pay
Road Ranger Course :


Synchromesh Course


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Flexible Study

$145per hour plus test time & fees

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Funded Options
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Study Information

View our comprehensive resource hub and explore more information about payment options, student support, credit transfer/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), assessment methods, and the wealth of resources available to enhance your educational journey.

We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
  • Study Now and Pay Later with up to 12 Months Interest-Free -> Learn More Here
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At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

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Want to find out more information about this course? Get in touch with a member of our friendly team at our office on 1300 790 822 to discuss your Heavy Vehicle training requirements or enquire online.


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