Drive heavy combination vehicle

Course overview

This course is designed for individuals who are looking to apply for a Heavy Combination (HC) licence class. During training and assessment you will cover the following core areas

Conducting pre-start vehicle checks
Correct, safe and efficient driving techniques (manoeuvring, reversing, power management, braking and positing the vehicle)
Fatigue management
Low risk driving behaviours
Managing emergencies and hazardous situations
Trip planning
Coupling and uncoupling procedures
Relevant legal requirements

What you can drive

A Heavy Combination is a prime mover to which is attached a semi-trailer plus any unladen converter dolly, or rigid motor vehicle attached to a trailer that has a vehicle mass greater than 9 tonnes plus any unladen converter dolly.

If you are authorised to drive HC class vehicles you may drive any:
Motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or motor carrier, that is attached to a semi-trailer or trailer that has a GVM exceeding 9 tonnes
Heavy Rigid (HR) Medium Rigid (MR), Light Rigid (LR), Car class (C)
Moped

Pathways

Obtaining a HC licence can lead to higher class vehicles, such as, multi-combination (MC)
Growing use of articulated heavy vehicles to meet freight task demands is likely to ensure continued employment opportunities for suitably qualified drivers

Experience requirements

To be eligible to apply for a HC class licence, you must have one of the following Western Australian licence classes:
A Car (C class) licence for at least 3 years; and
A Medium Rigid (MR class) heavy vehicle licence for at least 1 year; or
A Heavy Rigid (HR class) heavy vehicle licence for at least 1 year
For more information regarding this class of licence http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/vehicle-classes.asp

HC Licence conditions

There are 3 types of licence restrictions– these are due to the different gearboxes types
Condition A; This is the most restrictive HC class as drivers are restricted to automatic vehicles
Condition B; Training and assessment is conducted with the synchromesh (single clutch) gearbox. Drivers are restricted to vehicles with either automatic or synchromesh gearboxes
Unrestricted; Training and assessment is conducted using a constant mesh ‘road ranger’ gear box, which requires operators to double clutch. This class is the least restrictive as drivers are able to drive automatic, synchromesh or road ranger HC class vehicles.

Booking information

To book or find out more contact one of the friendly team at CMT, information required at time of booking include:
USI number to find out more click here
Drivers licence number and expiry date
Ability to pay course deposit (required to secure bookings)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Be able to read and write basic English
Minimum 18 years of age
Provide two forms of identification
You will be required to supply CMT Transport Trainers with your Unique Student Identifier, in order for it to be verified prior to issuance of your Statement of Attainment.

Typical training blocks

The amount of training will vary depending on an individual’s driving ability and experience to provide you with the greatest flexibility we offer hourly lessons, one-day and two-day training blocks. Contact our experienced staff to discuss and tailor a driving plan to meet your needs.

One Day Course (Heavy Combination)

This licence is only available for people that can supply written proof of training in a HC on registered roads. This does NOT include mine sites, farms and in a yard. You MUST supply a Third Party Verification form too book this course. (Available from our Downloads page, or call us to get a copy emailed through).
This form will be validated by CMT Transport Trainers BEFORE a One Day Course is booked.

HEAVY COMBINATION COURSE COSTINGS

HC 1 HOUR LESSON                    (AUTOMATIC, SYNCHROMESH OR ROADRANGER)                $135.00

1 DAY HC COURSE (AUTOMATIC, SYNCHROMESH OR ROADRANGER)
EXPERIENCED DRIVERS ONLY

$1015.00

This course consists of a Written Theory Test, 4 hours of driver training, the 2 Hour Driving Assessment Test and the PDA Assessment Fee.
This course is for people that can supply written proof of training on registered roads. (This does NOT include mine sits, farms and or in a yard). You MUST supply a Third Party Verification form to book this course.
(Form available from our downloads page).

Driving Assessment at the end with CMT Assessor

2 DAY HC COURSE (AUTOMATIC, SYNCHROMESH OR ROADRANGER)

$1625.00

This course consists of a Written Theory Test, 8 hours of driver training, the 2 Hour Driving Assessment Test and the PDA Assessment Fee.
This course is for people that cannot supply a Third Party Verification form, and are coming from an MR or HR licence.

Driving Assessment at the end with CMT Assessor

Heavy Combination

Contact

Bunbury WA 6230
Phone: (08) 9725 7876
info@cmttransport.com.au