Driver Training

RMS currently offer HR Restricted (Automatic) and HR Unrestricted (Manual) Licence training with lessons conducted Monday – Saturday.

As a Registered Training Organisation we conduct all Heavy Vehicle training through a national pathway resulting in a nationally accredited outcome for all of our students.

Our partnership with the Department of Transport means at the completion of your training we are also authorised to conduct the practical drivers assessment (PDA) or licence test inhouse which is conducted by an approved RMS Assessor.


  • Must have held a C Class (Car) licence for a minimum of 2 years
  • Licence must be issued in WA


  • TLIC3004 Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle (national unit of competency)
  • Eligibility for licence upgrade to HR class (Dept Transport Fees may apply)



This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to drive a heavy rigid vehicle safely, in compliance with relevant state/territory roads and traffic authority licence requirements and regulations for heavy rigid vehicles.

It includes maintaining systematic and efficient control of all vehicle functions, monitoring traffic and road conditions, managing vehicle condition and performance and effectively managing hazardous situations.


The course consists of:

  • Mandatory Pre Requisite information session and questionnaire
  • Practical driving instruction
  • Completion of theoretical workbook (homework)
  • Final Theory assessment
  • Final practical assessment


Upon successful completion the student is then eligible for RMS to conduct an authorised practical driving assessment on behalf of the Department of Transport leading to an upgrade of your existing licence class to HR (Heavy Rigid).



A heavy vehicle licence has the potential to open up a range of opportunities in the Mining, Civil and Transport Industries and RMS are happy to give you our industry experience by sharing our knowledge of what companies are looking for in a heavy vehicle driver’s.
To do this, firstly we believe that currency of equipment is paramount. This means that you need to learn and be familiar with vehicles that are currently being used in the industry by the industry leaders.

RMS prides itself on providing a modern fleet of industry accepted electronic equipped trucks for you to train in. With state of the art Euro 5 zero emission trucks our commitment to the environment can also be noted.
Our fleet consists of late model Hino trucks with various gearbox configurations which you will experience making a more thorough training experience and contributing to you being more adaptable when it comes to your job searching. We like to make sure that our customers stand out from the rest!

If you are wanting to improve your job prospects and not really sure of which licence to go for then we would always recommend where possible you don’t limit yourself by getting a restricted licence and wherever possible always aim for the unrestricted status. This will allow you to drive anything in the HR class, manual or automatic as well as cover you for MR (Medium Rigid) as well.

The industry however is seeing more and more Automatic trucks coming into the marketplace which will see more opportunities present themselves as time goes on.  Currently the Automatic licence is generally acceptable for most Bus driving positions and Mining Haul Trucks however checking company requirements is always recommended before making a decision.

Our experience has shown us that on average people tend to take a certain number of hours to get to a satisfactory level of being able to pass their driving test first time. Anything under often may result in a less than adequate result.

For obvious reasons the Automatic licence is generally the quickest and the cheapest with the unrestricted manual taking longer but giving you more coverage of what you are authorised to drive.  As a general guide to achieve practical competency or test readiness for the Automatic is usually approx 4hrs practical tuition.  Competency for the unrestricted Manual truck can be individual, however on average competency is gnerally achieved within 8 – 14 hrs practical tuition.

In pursuit of giving you varied exposure and a stress fee introduction to truck driving your first lesson is always conducted in a restricted vehicle.  This allows you to focus on those areas of safety, size of the vehicle, cabin controls, road positioning and pre starts without having to be distracted by trying to navigate a gearbox you are not familiar with.

The commonality of our truck fleet ensures that whichever truck you are in you will see the same cabin features and controls with no difference between trucks.

If you are really serious about opening doors for yourself take our advice and years of experience and don’t short-change yourself. Remember it’s your opportunity not anyone else’s so spend your money wisely.

RMS regularly offer special promotions and discounts so always check to see what we have on offer to assist you.

RMS can also offer funding opportunities for the Heavy Vehicle training and should you be eligible may reduce your fees by up to 70% .  Please give us a call if you wish to seek further information.


(08) 9400 7500

10 Franklin Lane Joondalup, Western Australia 6027
Registered Training Organisation 51105

ABN: 85 096 951 558

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