Heavy Combination Licence | HC Licence

HC LICENCE NSW - Heavy Combination

Heavy Combination - Class HC Licence

Class HC licence vehicles in NSW include:

  • Articulated vehicles with three or more axles
  • Heavy rigid vehicle trailer combinations including unladen dolly, with three or more axles
  • Any towed trailer with a GVM more than nine tonnes.

To apply for a Heavy Combination / HC truck licence ( semi-trailer licence) , you must:

  • Have held a class MR or HR licence or equivalent for one year or more. Any time you've spent on a P2 MR or HR licence counts, but you can't practice to drive an HC vehicle, or upgrade to an HC licence until you hold a full class MR or HR licence
  • Pass the HC knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

MACQUARIE DRIVING SCHOOL in Sydney can help you obtain your class HC licence. Heavy Combination truck licence training is available to be booked at anytime and our tailored courses can be structured to suit individual needs. If you are looking to obtain a class HC licence Contact Us.

MACQUARIE is well known and respected in the transport industry. We train drivers for well known transport companies and pride ourselves on producing good drivers.

We are one of very few companies that actually use industry standard Semi-trailers to run our Heavy Combination courses. We use a Prime mover with 40 foot trailers. If you are looking to drive professionally this is what you will be expected to drive.


Designed for drivers to develop necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to obtain a Heavy Combination Driver's Licence(HC licence).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All students must:-

  • Have held a Class MR or HR licence (not including a learner's licence) for a period totalling at least 1 year.
  • Complete Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) knowledge test questions successfully
  • Obtain Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) learner's guidebook and logbook
  • HVCBA guidebook must be read thoroughly before starting training


Criteria 1 - Pre-operational Check

Criteria 2 - Cabin Drills

Criteria 3 - Start, move off, shut down and secure

Criteria 4 - Manage Steering

Criteria 5 - Manages Gears

Criteria 6 - Manages Brakes

Criteria 7 - Manages Accelerator

Criteria 8 - Create & Maintain Crash Avoidance Space

Criteria 9 - Protect Crash Avoidance Space

Criteria 10 - Road Rules and Directions

Criteria 11 - Reversing

Criteria 12 - Hill Stop/Start

Criteria 13 - Load Securing

Criteria 14 - Coupling / Uncoupling

FCA - Final competency assessment (FCA)

ASSESSMENT: Drivers are trained and assessed against the RMS requirements for Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) as well as the requirements specified in the TLI10 Transport and Logistics Training Package by accredited assessors. First of all the Training Course must be completed which consists of the 13 criteria listed above. You will be trained and assessed on these criteria, when you are up to standard they will be "signed off". Once the Training course is completed you will be required to sit the Final Competency Assessment, which is a final drive that will be video recorded as an RMS requirement. After the FCA has been completed successfully and the required standard of competency has been achieved you will be issued with a certification which the RMS will then use to issue you the appropriate class HC licence.