How do I get my truck licence to open up my job options?

By Neil


Hi, I would like to get my truck licence to have my job options open, currently just have manual car licence and have held for a long time. What is involved in acquiring my truck licence and how long does it usually take? - Geoff


Hi Geoff, There are 2 parts to upgrading your licence – written test (10 questions learners – to complete at Qld transport around $25) and practical.

Doesn’t matter which order you do them in you just need to complete both to upgrade the licence – you can do both on the same day if you wish. As long as you’ve held car licence for 2 yrs you can go straight to your HR otherwise 12mths for MR. You must hold a Qld licence to book a test.

There are 2 types of HR:
1. HR Condition B (manual/auto – single clutch synchro gearbox) is a day course for $710 includes 4hrs training, test and booking fee. You can do this course from Zillmere, Redcliffe, Strathpine, Wynnum, Cleveland, Logan or Beenleigh and on a Saturday at Wynnum only for an extra $90 surcharge. The MR works the same way for $590. We usually book out a couple of weeks in advance.

2. HR open (road ranger – double clutch non synchro gearbox) usually takes 8 hrs of training before doing test with Qld transport. Costs around $1300 for 8 hrs training, test and booking fee and takes up to a week if you are in a hurry to get it done otherwise at your own pace (we usually do 2hr blocks of training at a time – usually looking at 4 or 5 lessons prior to doing the test).

We run this course from Wynnum only. We do offer a 3 day course. If extra lessons are required they are charged at $110/hr. We usually book out a couple of weeks in advance with test spots.

Depending on the type of work you need the licence for - you may be better to do the HR(B) first. Please call to discuss.

Unless you have a job to go to with road ranger, its better to get B condition first then 12 mths later you can go to MC unrestricted without being tested by Qld transport.

You can find out more information and our best deals on all our courses or for machine and civil training visit our website:

If you need more info or would like to book in do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 438 542.




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