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Heavy Traffic Class 5 Licence


Class 5 is a combination vehicle with a gross combined weight of more than 25,000kg.

About the Course

The Class 5 Licence can be a one day course if you have evidence of good logbook skills and done Unit 24089 previously. Otherwise it is a two day Course.

The first day you will be instructed on the Class 5 and General Road Code for a couple of hours and when you are ready you then head down to the AA or VTNZ to sit the Class 5 Learner Licence. (You are not required to purchase a road code for this.) You will come back and will be trained and work through a work book on your Class 5 Licence (This is an open book as it is part of your learning process) and then you will sit the assessment test. (Closed Book) If you are only doing one day, you will then be taken for a pre assessment drive which can take from 15 minutes to one hour depending on your experience. After that the assessor will take you for a practical drive. Once you have been found competent on the Assessment and Drive you will be given a Class 5 Licence Certificate to take to the AA or VTNZ. If you have to do the Logbook Unit Standard there will be a second day, you will be put through the work book and then there will be an Assessment test prior to the driving assessment.

Unit Standards

17577 Operate a combination vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 5 Driver Licence. 4 8 4
24089 Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time and driver logbook requirements. 3 5 1

What Will I Need?

  • Held a full Class 4 Licence for at least six months if under 25 years and at least three months if over 25 years.
  • Present a Basic Medical under 60 days old from your Doctor if you haven’t done so within five years.
  • Have something with your name and address on it and under six months old. E.g. Power or Phone Bill.
  • Bring Steel Cap boots if you have them.

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