All licence upgrades are available for both Canberra & Queanbeyan and surrounding NSW which can be completed in own vehicle or Beck's can provide a vehicle. All Heavy Vehicle Licence training and assessment is completed in house by Beck's trainers and assessors.
A LR vehicle is defined a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle mass of over 4.5 tonnes to a maximum of 8 tonnes (no axle limit) – or any vehicle that seats more than 12 passengers (including the driver) to a maximum of 8 tonnes.
This is a relatively easy Licence to obtain. It covers you to drive small trucks (up to 8 tonne GVM) and mini-buses, such as Toyota Commuters, Coasters, Mitsubishi Rosas and most small motor homes.
A MR Licence covers you to drive any vehicle with 2 axles (1 steer and 1 drive). This includes motorhomes, buses, certain types of trucks, tow trucks and local freight vehicles.
Here are some vehicles you are permitted to drive:
• A class LR vehicle
• A bus or truck (including a prime mover or a mobile crane) over 8t GVM with a maximum of 2 axles
• A Medium Rigid (MR class) motor vehicle towing one trailer (not a semi-trailer) that has a GVM not exceeding 9 tonnes, and no other type of trailer.
A HR Vehicle is defined as a bus or truck (including a prime mover or mobile crane) with over 8 tonne Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) with 3 or more axles.
The HR Unconditional licence (no gearbox conditions) will give you the broadest range of employment prospects as you can drive any HR vehicle (road rangers, manual and automatic gearboxes).
HR Condition B is also good entry level licence into the road transport industry.
A class HC vehicle is a truck, prime mover or mobile crane with a trailer of more than 9 tonne Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM).
A HC Licence covers you to drive trucks with a single trailer (commonly known as Semi-Trailers). This includes prime movers, truck and dogs, pig trailers, floats and low loaders.
To be eligible for your HC truck licence, you must have held a Medium Rigid (MR) or Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence for at least 12 months.
You must have held a HR or HC Licence for at least 12 months to be eligible for your MC Licence.
Holding a MC Licence means you are permitted to drive any heavy vehicle.
With the MC Licence class all the training and assessment is done with an accredited RTO.
The Assessment for the MC Licence is competency-based, and is a combination of written assessment of knowledge and practical demonstration of skills as opposed to a practical driving test with an examiner.
Current active members of Emergency Services staff and volunteers for ACT and NSW will be offered a discount on any heavy vehicle license upgrade. Terms and Conditions apply.
Verification of Competency (VOC course) is an assessment of a persons knowledge and skills. The process assists employers with meeting their Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S) obligations to deem staff competent to perform a task or operate plant and/or equipment.