HRS: HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted)

A nationally recognised training course for Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle, completed in a Prime Mover with a manual synchromesh gearbox.  Successful completion of this course will result in a WA issued HR (restricted class) licence.


Heavy Rigid Synchromesh Manual training.

For Heavy Rigid licensing we offer a nationally accredited pathway for you to complete your licence requirements. This involves the completion of a nationally endorsed unit of competency:

Our partnership with the Department of Transport means at the completion of your training we are also authorised to conduct the practical driver's 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 manual class and issued in WA
  • Learners permit (optional)

  • TLIC3004 Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle (national unit of competency)
  • Eligibility for licence upgrade to HR restricted class manual (Please note that all individuals are responsible to identify their own personal eligibility with Dept of Transport prior to commencing practical training as RMS cannot be held accountable for decisions made by the Department where individual circumstances prevail ie  individual medical circumstances)
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.

This 10hr course consists of:
  • Mandatory Pre Requisite information session and questionnaire (completed online)
  • Theoretical information and written questionaire
  • Practical driving instruction
  • 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).
The HR Restricted course is conducted in 3 Stages:
  1. Pre-requisite Information Session (approx 2hrs online)
  2. 6 hrs Training commencing with a 4 hr intro block and then 1 x 2 hr block  Monday - Friday
  3. Department of Transport Licence test (conducted by an RMS Assessor, 2hrs)

At the completion of your training, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment certificate which is nationally recognised and completes one of the units of competency which contributes to a Certificate III in Driving Operations. 

Stage 1 of your training will require you to complete an online information session prior to you commencing your Training block 
This session will take you about 2 hours and will assist you to understand the truck you will be learning in as well as giving you important safety information prior to commencing your practical training session. You will be issued a login at the time of booking your course which will give you instant access to start this. 

Stage 2 of your training will require you to attend RMS where you complete a short information session with your instructor's support followed by a written questionnaire.  You will then proceed to complete your practical training in the truck.
On completion of your practical training, you will be required to complete a final questionnaire before proceeding to your test.

Stage 3 Once you have passed the practical requirement for the course you are eligible to sit the DOT licence test which is completed in house with an RMS assessor who is accredited with the Department of Transport.  You will be allocated the next available test booking which may or may not be scheduled on the day of your training dependent on availability at the time.

COURSE FEE: $1299.00
Please Note: As a result of the exponential increase in fuel prices, caused by current world affairs, an additional fuel levy of $30 applies to this course.

As a Transport Driver you will need to understand how to tie down loads and RMS offer a discounted Transport combo package which includes the HR Package and a Load Restraint Course giving you the national unit of competencies TLID2004 Load and Unload Goods, TLIA1001 Secure Cargo and TLIC3004 Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle.  Combo Fee:$1410.00

If you wish to book the combo just give us a call on 9400 7500 and we can book you in.

Course bookings can be made online which will register students for the introductory information session which is conducted at RMS. Upon attendance, your practical training can be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.

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 together with a Volvo Prime Mover 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!
Getting a restricted licence class will give you the opportunity to drive HR manual synchromesh gearbox trucks as well as cover you for both HR Automatic and Medium Rigid (MR) class trucks 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.  Having the restricted licence will certainly provide further opportunities over just having the HR Automatic licence.
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. Currently, RMS has a 94% pass rate.

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 generally achieved within 8 – 12 hrs practical tuition.  Additional lessons over the package allocation of 6hrs are costed at $140 per hour (conditions apply see below).

In pursuit of giving you varied exposure and a stress free 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.

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.
  • If you are directly employed, or previously been employed, in the Building and Construction industry in WA you may qualify for CTF funding which can reduce your training costs by up to 70%.  Contact RMS for further information!


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PLEASE NOTE: Packages are  generally scheduled  over 2 days with 4hrs initial training followed by 2 hrs to equal a total of 6 hrs. Where possible an extra lesson is made available during the package in case students need this (fees apply and a 2hr minimum is required).  All packages will include the licence test.  You will note that there maybe some packages that are scheduled as one day.  These packages generally do not include the availability of an extra lesson as time does not permit. 
If booking online the start time of the first day and the finish time of the last day will be identified below.



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Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 24 & 25 August 2022 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 29 & 30 August 2022 06:00 am - 09:30 am JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 31 August - 1 September 2022 06:00 am - 12:00 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 31 August - 1 September 2022 08:00 am - 02:00 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 5 September 2022 08:00 am - 04:15 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 5 & 6 September 2022 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 6 & 7 September 2022 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 7 September 2022 08:00 am - 04:30 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 8 & 9 September 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 8 & 9 September 2022 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 12 & 13 September 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 12 & 13 September 2022 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 14 September 2022 06:00 am - 02:00 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 14 & 15 September 2022 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
HR Licence Package (Manual Restricted) 15 & 16 September 2022 12:30 pm - 04:15 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,329.00
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