HRA: HR Licence Package (Automatic)

A Nationally recognised training course for Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle
Successful completion of this course will result in WA issued HR Restricted Licence


Heavy Rigid Restricted (Automatic gearbox):
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 issued in WA

  • Learners permit (optional)


  • TLIC3004 Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle (national unit of competency)

  • Eligibility for licence upgrade to HR (restricted) class (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)

Couse Outline:
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. (Please note enclosed shoes must be worn when driving the truck)

The 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 Restricted (Heavy Rigid).

Available package:
The HR Restricted (automatic) course is conducted in 3 Stages:

  1. Pre Requisite information Session (completed online)

  2. Training lesson conducted in 1 x 4 hr block inclusive of pre-test with your instructor

  3. Department of Transport Licence test (conducted by an RMS Assessor)

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 support followed by a written questionaire. 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 questionaire 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: $1,100.00

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 TLID0015 Load and Unload Goods, TLIA1001 Secure Cargo and TLIC3004 Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle

Combo Fee: $1,200.00
If you wish to book the combo just give us a call on 9400 7500 and we can book you in.

The HR package can be booked online below which will register students for the introductory information session which you complete online. You will be issued a login for access to commence your training.

Why Choose RMS: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!

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. 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.
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. Apart from the Transport combo mentioned you may also qualify for CTF funding:

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 significantly reduce your training costs.
See CTF Student Information under the information tab on the home page

And if you are still not sure where you would like to do your training why not check out past students reviews on RMS Facebook page at RMS Training.

Please note: The HR Automatic licence is accepted as the minimum requirement to drive a dump truck on a mine site.


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Enrolment Options:

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost Single Enrolment Group Enrolment Add to Cart for combo bookings
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 1 March 2024 10:00 am - 04:30 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 21 March 2024 06:00 am - 01:45 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 21 March 2024 10:00 am - 04:15 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 22 March 2024 10:00 am - 04:30 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 25 March 2024 08:00 am - 03:15 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 25 March 2024 10:00 am - 04:15 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 27 March 2024 10:00 am - 04:15 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 28 March 2024 10:00 am - 04:30 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 3 April 2024 06:00 am - 01:45 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 4 April 2024 10:00 am - 04:30 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 5 April 2024 06:00 am - 01:45 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 5 April 2024 10:00 am - 04:30 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 8 April 2024 10:00 am - 04:30 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00
HR Licence Package (Automatic) 9 April 2024 10:00 am - 04:15 pm JOONDALUP 1 $1,100.00