By completing the heavy vehicle driver lesson the learner is issued with a heavy rigid license that authorizes him or her to drive any heavy vehicle. These vehicles include: prime movers, vehicles with more than three axles and towed trailers that are made up of a gross vehicle mass of nine tones. HR license for heavy vehicles is categorized into various classes, which include: any rigid vehicle with more axles and a gross vehicle mass of more than eight tones; a towed trailer with a GVM of less than nine tones and medium rigid buses and other heavy automobiles.
Holders of this type of license are also allowed to drive light rigid, medium rigid, C class vehicles and R-N class vehicles. Learners who wish to attend the heavy vehicle training lesson should be holders of C class vehicle license or light rigid and medium rigid license. They are also expected to pass an eye examination and knowledge test. Learners must pass the high rigid driving test or the competency based assessment test. These tests are carried out by using constant mesh gearboxes or automatic gearboxes that are synchromesh and easy to use.
The heavy vehicle driver lesson is offered in various Australian driving schools and students are taken via it by qualified instructors. During training learners are recommended to display their L-plates and abide by the institutions laws and regulations. Learners should select institutions that will offer the lessons at a schedule that is flexible and convenient to them. Individuals who complete the training will sit for a heavy vehicle theory test. Those who pass the theory test are required to go to the vehicle regional agent or the vehicle service agent and do the practical driving assessment (PDA). Having passed this test an individual’s license is updated and the heavy vehicles qualifications are included.