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Heavy Vehicle Licensing:
Class 2 Licensing Course

Reasons you should do a Class 2 Course with TR Master Drive Services:

  • This course allows drivers to fast track obtaining their Class 2 Truck Driver Licence without waiting 6 months from the time they get their Learner Licence.
  • You will be professionally trained by qualified and experienced instructors.



Course Aim

To obtain a Class 2 Truck Driver Licence without having to wait 6 months from the time a Class 2 Learner Licence is obtained.

What size of truck will a Class 2 allow me to drive?

Rigid truck with a gross laden weight between 6,000kg and 18,000kg or over 18,000kg with no more than 2 axles.

What do I need to have?

A Class 2 Learner Licence obtained from a licensing agency.

What do I need to do to get a Class 2 Learner Licence?

  • You must have held a full NZ Class 1 (car) licence for at least 6 months.
  • You’ll need to get a medical certificate (unless you have presented one to the NZTA in the last 5 years).
  • You’ll need to pass a theory test at a licensing agency (e.g. AA, VTNZ or VINZ).

If you need coaching with your Class 2 Learner Licence - we can provide training for a small additional fee.

How long does the Class 2 course take?

There is a little pre-course study (collect your study book/s when you come in to pay for the course). There is then normally one day in class (sometimes an hour or two more), followed by 2 to 4 hours practical driving on day 2 (arranged with instructor on day 1).

What unit standards are covered?

  • US 17574 - Operate a Class 2 rigid vehicle.
  • US 24089 - Work time/Fatigue/Log Book.

What happens when I pass the course?

  • Take the certificate we give you to a licensing agency (e.g. AA, VTNZ or VINZ)) and they will help you apply to have your licence amended to include your new full Class 2 license (Fees apply). We recommended that you present this within 60 days.
  • Contact us in 3 months (if you are over 25) or 6 months (if you are under 25) to go for your Class 3 or Class 4 license - If you are over 25 you may also qualify for a reduction in the 3-month wait – talk to us. 

You cannot drive with just the certificate - it is not a license.

What are the course fees?

  • $1080 plus GST ($1,242 including GST)
Extra practical training:

  • $180 plus GST per hour ($207 including GST)

What is included in the cost?

  • All course and tuition fees.
  • Truck and NZQA credit registration fees.
  • Cost includes the supply of a truck.  If you choose to provide a truck, course fees are reduced to $860 plus GST.

What is excluded?

  • NZTA or licensing agency fees.
  • Any practical training/assessment exceeding 4 hours - charged out at $180 plus GST ($207 including GST) per hour.

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