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Heavy Vehicle Licensing:
Class 5 Licensing Course

Reasons you should do a Class 5 Course with TR Master Drive Services:

  • This course allows drivers to fast track obtaining their Class 5 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.

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Course Aim

To obtain a Class 5 Truck Driver Licence without having to wait 6 months from the time a Class 5 Learner Licence is obtained.

What size of truck will a Class 5 allow me to drive?

Heavy combination truck with a gross combined weight of more than 25,000kg.

What do I need to have?

A Class 5 Learner Licence obtained from a licensing agency.

What do I need to do to get a Class 5 Learner Licence?

  • You must have held a Class 4 licence for at least 6 months (or 3 months if you are over 25).
  • You’ll need to get a medical certificate (unless you have presented one to the NZTA in the last 5 years)
  • Apply for a Class 5L at a licensing agency (e.g. AA, VTNZ or VINZ).

How long does the Class 5 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 normally between ½ and 1 day in class depending on what approved licensing courses you have previously completed.  This is then followed by 2 to 4 hours practical driving.

What unit standards are covered?

  • US 17577 – Operate a Class 5 heavy combination vehicle.
  • US 24089 – Work Time/Fatigue/Log Book (May not be required if you can provide evidence that you have completed this Unit Standard in the last 12 months and we are happy with your level of knowledge).

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 for your new full Class 5 licence (Fees apply). We recommended that you present this within 60 days.

IMPORTANT: 
You cannot drive with just the certificate - it is not a licence.

Class 5 Licence Pre-requisites

  • You must have held a Class 4 licence for at least 6 months (or 3 months if you are over 25).
  • 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 have a current Class 5L Licence (for more information refer to the course info sheet).

Pre-course Study Material

To allow enough time for you to complete the study guides before attending the course, please book at least 1 week prior to the course date.

How much does it cost if I can supply a truck and suitable load?

  • $860 + GST ($989 including GST) - full course.
  • $810 + GST ($920 including GST) - if you can provide evidence that you have:
    1. completed a Class 4 Approved Course, and
    2. completed the Work time/Fatigue/Log Book unit and we are happy with your level of knowledge.

How much does it cost if I can’t supply a truck with suitable minimum load of 50% of GLW?

  • Normally around an extra $640 + GST ($736 including GST).
Extra practical training:
  • $140 plus GST per hour ($161 including GST) + truck hire.

What is included in the cost?

  • All course and tuition fees.
  • NZQA credit registration fees.

What is excluded?

  • Class 5 Learners.
  • Truck hire, NZTA or licensing agency fees.
  • Eyesight & or medical fees.
  • Any practical training/assessment exceeding 4 hours – charged out at $140 plus GST ($161 including GST) per hour plus truck hire costs if applicable.

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