What can I drive with HC License?

  • HC (heavy combination) class vehicle allows you to drive a prime mover and semi-trailer; or
  • A heavy rigid class vehicle with a trailer that has a GMV (gross vehicle mass) exceeding nine (9) tonnes.
  • Authorised to tow one but no more than one trailer in addition to the trailer or semi-trailer because of which it is classified as of class HC if the additional trailer has a GVM not exceeding 9 t; or
  • An unladen converter dolly or low loader dolly as defined in the Road Traffic (Vehicle) Regulations 2014.
  • Any motor vehicle under HR class

Requirements for taking a HC Class driving test:

In order to gain an HC class licence, you must have held both:


There are three classes of Heavy Combination – divided by gearbox type:

Open Class

Heavy Combination (HC)

The Open Class licence is completed using a truck with a “Road Ranger” gearbox. You will learn the skills required to use crash gearbox and double de-clutch on all gear changes.

The “Road Ranger” gearbox is standard on trucks from the USA and some larger Japanese trucks. The open class licence allows you to drive all Heavy Combination Trucks.


Heavy Combination (HC-B) 

These trucks still have many gears, but they are much easier to change than a “Road Ranger” Gearbox. Most European Heavy Trucks are equipped with a synchromesh gearbox.
The Synchromesh is a restricted licence meaning you can only drive trucks with a synchromesh gearbox as well as automatic transmissions.

This license does not allow you to drive a truck fitted with a Road Ranger gearbox.


Heavy Combination (HC-A) 

NOTE: Auto truck to be supplied by client.

The Automatic licence is a truck fitted with an Automatic gearbox and drives like an automatic car.
This license restricts you to Trucks fitted with automatic transmissions only.

We do not currently offer this license unless you supply the truck.



Generally, lessons are conducted in 2 hour sessions as a minimum. However, alternative session lengths can be arranged if necessary. 

All students are required to complete a minimum of 2hrs prior to PDA. If our instructors believe a student is not ready to undertake the PDA, they will be advised that they need further lessons. However, students may decide to attempt the PDA at their discretion.

Your own Truck & Trailer


$120 - per hour (Training & PDA)

$350.00 - Assessment fee (Includes Dept. of Transport fees)

Note: Minimum lesson length - 2 hours

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