This training program is designed for people who wish to attain a “Light Rigid” Drivers licence.

Light Rigid Vehicles are typically small school buses, minibuses or light courier vehicles.  Many professional drivers start with these vehicles as a courier or delivery driver, driving for themselves as part of another business.

A Light Rigid ‘Class LR’ covers a rigid vehicle with a GVM of more than 4.5 tonnes but not more than 8 tonnes. Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM. Also includes vehicles with a GVM up to 8 tonnes which carry more than 12 adult including the driver and vehicles in class ‘C’.

Note: There are no restrictions on the number of axles for this class of licence.

To enter into this course, you will need to:

  • Already hold a “C” class drivers licence and be off “Red P’s”.
  • You will need to have been to the Road Traffic Authority (RTA), passed the RTA “LR Knowledge Test”. (The RTA charge $40 for this)
  • Pass the RTA Eyesight test
  • Been issued with a RTA CBA (Competency Based Assessment) Logbook and CBA guide book. (The RTA charge $24 for this)
  • Contact RTO Name and book in for training and assessment please have your Logbook with you when you call, as there are details within the Logbook which we require for processing your booking.

During the FHV Driver Training course you will learn to:

  • Drive a 14 Seat Mini Bus
  • Monitor traffic and road conditions
  • Monitor and maintain vehicle performance

These skills are delivered and assessed over a period of about 6 to 8 hours, each driver learns at a different rate, and thus you may require a slightly more or less time.

Most drivers complete the training and assessment in two blocks of four hours, if more than eight (8) hours is required this is charged in addition to the course fee in hourly increments.

The assessment process consists of:

  • You passing the assessment conducted by FHV Driver Training
  • FHV Driver Training submitting your results to the RTA computer system
  • You going to the RTA, and paying the Licence upgrade fee of $22.00

The unit of competency is nationally recognised and can only be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that complies with the governing standards of quality control and quality training and assessment.

Assessment is based on competency i.e. your ability to answer a number of questions about driving, the road rules, the vehicle and then satisfactory driving the vehicle in normal traffic and performing the normal driving tasks such as:

  • Braking to a line.
  • Maintaining safe buffer zones.
  • Selecting when to merge or enter a stream of traffic.
  • Observation and use of mirrors.
  • Selection of appropriate speed and vehicle position when turning.
  • Co-ordination of gears, clutch, accelerator and other major controls.
  • Correct signalling.
  • Pre-departure check (all classes).
  • Manoeuvres
  • Manoeuvre
  • Reverse park
  • U-turn (3 point turn)
  • Kerbside stop
  • Due to the requirements of maintaining a safe learning environment, FHV Driver Training reserves the right to withdraw any participant(s) on the grounds of safety.FHV Driver Training is flexible in the format and timing of learning and assessment activities to ensure that we provide every opportunity for participants to demonstrate their skills and abilities. Should you need support or assistance beyond our skills we will refer you to a suitable organisation to assist you further.

    FHV Driver Training offers support to all Participants with their learning needs. We can tailor the training and assessment program to assist people with learning issues and, to a more limited degree, personal issues.

    Our Participant manual details our complaints and appeal procedure, our discipline policy, and our access and equity policy, including the contact for any Access and Equity issues.

    Fees and Charges:  • $700.00 per person based upon 2 blocks of 4 hours each for training and assessment.

    If additional time is required, this is charged at $100.00 per hour.

    As this training is Nationally Accredited, it does not attract GST.

    Our Fee and Refund policy is:

    • $700.00 course fee is charged when booking and training/assessment dates set.
    • Course cancelation of less than 7 days or less notice forfeits the course fees
    • Course cancelation of greater than 7 days allows for 100 % of the fees paid to be refunded.
    • Shifting to alternative course start dates with greater than 7 days’ notice is done without charge
    • Shifting to alternative course start dates with 7 days or less notice attracts a $ 100.00 administration fee.

    Requests for variation of the refund policy should be made in writing to the CEO.