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"Macquarie Driving School provides LR licence training in NSW. We aim to produce safe and competent drivers. You can obtain your licence by doing the RMS Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment Licence upgrade only or by completing the unit of competency in addition to the licence upgrade."

LR LICENCE NSW - Light Rigid


UNIT NAME: Licence to Drive Light Rigid Vehicle

A unit of competency from TLI10 Transport and Logistics Training Package

What is a Class LR - Light Rigid Licence?

Class LR Licence vehicles in NSW include:

  • Any motor vehicle more than 4.5 tonnes GVM but no more than 8 tonnes GVM.
  • Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM.
  • Any vehicle with a GVM of no more than 8 tonnes which carries more than 12 adults including the driver.
  • Also includes vehicles in Class C.

What will a LR Licence allow me to drive?

Light Rigid licence is the next stage up from a car licence. Once this licence class is achieved you will be able to drive a variety of vehicles. An LR licence is commonly sort after and will allow you drive many small trucks, mini buses such as Toyota Coasters or Commuters for schools, aged care etc. Members of the ambulance service also require a LR Licence to drive an ambulance. Some small motor homes will also require a LR licence.

The course is conducted in a mini bus and is relatively easy to achieve with a high success rate. We have a one day course available for this class of licence .


We understand that every person has different experience levels and can cater our courses to suit your needs.


Designed for drivers to develop necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to obtain a Light Rigid driver's licence

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All students must:-

  • Have held a Class C 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 15 - Bus Stop Procedure (If course is conducted in a bus only)

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 LR licence.