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HC LICENCE NSW – Heavy Combination

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.


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

Final competency assessment (FCA):

First, the Training Course must be completed which consists of the criteria listed above. You will be trained and assessed on these criteria, when you are up to standard you 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 HC licence.

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Macquarie Driving School is proudly serving people since 1960, providing driving training on all types of vehicles. We are qualified to deliver heavy vehicle driving training and licence upgrade.