Heavy Rigid (HR) Truck Licence

Train for your Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence with Major Training Group and open doors to a rewarding career driving heavy, high-powered vehicles in the transport sector.

HR Licence
HR Licence to drive a Heavy Rigid Vehicle




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Course Outcomes

After successfully completing our HR licence training, you will obtain the necessary license to operate a heavy rigid vehicle weighing 8 tonnes GVM or more, equipped with 3 or more axles. This includes trucks and buses, ensuring safe operation.


Our HR licence training is delivered by a genuine, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team with a well-maintained fleet of modern vehicles.
An HR truck licence from Major Training automatically includes qualification to drive medium rigid or light rigid vehicle classes. We also offer a separate course for each of those classes in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.

If you want to drive a bus or a multi-axle truck greater than 8 tonnes GVM, or have the option to tow an additional trailer up to 9 tonnes, choose from a range of gearbox options:

  • Road Ranger (open class) – this gearbox is standard on US and large Japanese trucks
  • Synchromesh (Condition B) – this gearbox is standard on most European heavy trucks
  • Automatic (Condition B) – this gearbox is increasingly popular in mine site equipment, some buses and refuse trucks.

Vehicles You Can Drive

Note the number of axles


Course Details

After successfully completing our HR license training, you will obtain the necessary license to operate a heavy rigid vehicle weighing 8 tonnes GVM or more, equipped with 3 or more axles. This includes trucks and buses, ensuring safe operation.


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 warm-up, test and licence application using our truck with a Qld Transport Assessor

All lessons and tests booked on your behalf by Major Training Group

ENTRY Requirements

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

  • You must hold your current licence for a set period (usually 2 years), and this period must have occurred in the last 5 years. This period can be continuous or made up of different individual lengths of time (excluding any time that your licence was suspended, surrendered, cancelled or expired).
  • An open or provisional class C licence held for 24 months or an open or provisional light rigid (LR) or medium rigid (MR) licence held continuously for at least 12 months.
  • Pay the test booking fee to the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
  • Pass the Heavy Vehicle Knowledge test.
Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test
  • Before beginning your medium rigid licence training with us, you must have completed a written heavy vehicle knowledge test taken at a Department of Transport and Main Roads service centre (click here for locations).
  • There are ten questions in the test, and you need eight out of ten correct answers to gain your heavy vehicle learner’s licence.
  • Download your Keys to Driving in Queensland here.
  • You can practice for your test with the Department of Transport and Main Roads practice road rules test here.

Heavy Rigid (HR) Truck Licence

Pursuing an HR (Heavy Rigid) licence expands your driving capabilities, allowing you to handle larger and more powerful vehicles, which can lead to increased job prospects in sectors like delivery services, construction, and public transportation, where the ability to operate heavy-duty vehicles is essential.

Possible Roles

Heavy Rigid Truck Driver

Waste Management Driver

Tow Truck Operator

Bus Driver

Construction Vehicle Operator

Tanker Driver

Potential wages could be in the region of $65,000 to $75,000 per year or around $35 per hour

Delivery Options

Major Training Group understands that everyone has different needs and preferences, which is why we provide a variety of convenient options to help you achieve your driving goals. Our training courses are available in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast, so you can choose a location that works best for you. We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel and start your journey towards obtaining your licence. Simply select the option that best suits your needs!

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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
Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence Test Ready 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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Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence Synchromesh Gearbox Only Course

Duration: 1 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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Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence 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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What You'll Pay
Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence Test Ready Course :


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Synchromesh Gearbox Only Course


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Flexible Study

$135 per 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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