Heavy Rigid (HR) Truck Licence

Launch your career in the transport sector with a Heavy Rigid Licence from Major Training Group. Get behind the wheel of powerful heavy vehicles and unlock exciting opportunities.

HR Licence
HR Licence to drive a Heavy Rigid Vehicle


From $1250 + $64.95 booking fee


Select a 1 or 3-4 day course

Funding Options

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.


Master the road with HR licence training from Major Training Group. Our passionate instructors, equipped with a fleet of modern vehicles, will guide you to success. This comprehensive program goes even further, automatically qualifying you to drive light and medium rigid vehicles, giving you maximum flexibility. We offer dedicated courses for each heavy vehicle licence class in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, catering to your specific needs.

HR training empowers you to operate a wide range of heavy rigid vehicles, including trucks and buses, over 8 tonnes GVM. Choose from a range of gearbox options to find the perfect fit for your  desired career path:

  • Rad 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.

But the benefits don’t stop there! Having an HR license makes upgrading to HC or MC licenses in the future a breeze. This opens doors to even more lucrative positions in the heavy vehicle transport industry.

Vehicles You Can Drive

Note the number of axles


Course Details

Unlock a world of possibilities with our HR driver training program. Upon successful completion, you’ll earn your Heavy Rigid Licence (HR license) to operate a wide range of heavy rigid vehicles exceeding 8 tonnes GVM, equipped with 3 or more axles. This encompasses both trucks and buses, ensuring you graduate confident in the safe operation of these powerful machines.


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 heavy rigid licence, 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 Licence (HR)

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

HR Road Ranger – Small Package – $1599 + $64.94 booking fee

  • 9 Hours Practical Driving
  • Transport and Main Road practical test
  • Additional Qld booking fee
  • Any additional practical training $150 per hour
  • Courses run Monday to Friday between 7.00am and 4.30pm.


  • 1x 2hr lesson
  • 2 x 3hr lesson
  • 1hr prior to test
  • Test

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HR Roadranger – Large Package – $1999 + $64.95 booking fee

  • 12 hours Practical Driving
  • Transport and Main Road practical test
  • Additional Qld booking fee
  • Any additional practical training $150 per hour
  • Courses run Monday to Friday between 7.00am and 4.30pm.


  • 1×2 Hour Lesson
  • 2 x 3 hour lessons
  • 1 hour prior to driving lesson
  • Test

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HR AutoPackage – $1250 + $64.95 booking fee

  • 6hr hours Practical Driving
  • Transport and Main Road practical test
  • Additional Qld booking fee
  • Any additional practical training $150 per hour
  • Courses run Monday to Friday between 7.00am and 4.30pm.


  • 1×2 hour
  • 1×3 hour
  • 1 hour prior to test
  • Test
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 4.30pm.

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Training Locations
What You'll Pay
Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence Auto - Hulk :

From $1250 + $64.95 booking fee

HEAVY RIGID (HR) LICENCE AUTO – HULK : $1250 + $64.95 booking fee

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HR Road Ranger – Small Package – $1599 + $64.94 booking fee

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HR Roadranger – Large Package – $1999 + $64.95 booking fee

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Flexible Study

$150 per hour plus test time & fees

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Funded Options
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Student Support

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
  • AfterPay: Pay in 4 easy installments -> Learn More Here


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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