MR Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle

If you’ve held a (C) class driving licence for at least 12 months, you could kickstart a career in the transport industry with a medium rigid licence from Major Training.

With multiple locations throughout South East Queensland and flexible delivery options, Major Training is a genuine training partner and can provide skills and knowledge that will lead to job opportunities and career growth.

OBJECTIVE OF THE MR LICENCE COURSE

Earning your MR licence with Major Training will allow you to safely drive a 2-axle GVM of more than 8 tonnes. Meeting the necessary MR licence requirements means you’ll be able to legally drive and control a variety of vehicles used in the transport industry – increasing your skills and employability.

The vehicle you’ll be able to drive (note the number of axles):

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DELIVERY OF THE MR LICENCE COURSE

Major Training Group recognises the need for flexibility and offers a range of easy-to-access options that will get you behind the wheel. We offer our training courses across Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.

Choose an option that suits you:

  • Lessons By the Hour
    • Offers total flexibility based on individual needs. Allows you to book lessons over a few weeks leading to a test time that suits.
    • One or more hours at a time
    • As many lessons as YOU need, starting NOW
    • Prepay or pay as you go
    • Tests every three to five weeks
    • Lessons available from Monday to Friday between 7.00am and 5.00pm.
  • Three-Day Course
    • Our ‘test ready’ all-in-one package
    • Up to eight hours of training over two or three days, including drive time and practical test
    • Includes test booking fee
    • Courses run Monday to Saturday between 7.00am and 5.00pm.
  • One-Day Course
    • Six hours of drive time including training and practical test
    • Great for experienced and/or confident drivers
    • Courses run Monday to Friday between 7.00am and 5.00pm.

THE MR LICENCE COURSE INCLUDES

  • MR truck lessons and test
  • Heavy vehicle learner guide
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads booking fee – paid on or before first lesson
  • Practical test with Department of Transport and Main Roads – three hours in total including warm-up, test and licence application using our truck with an assessor
  • All lessons and tests booked on your behalf by Major Training.

HEAVY VEHICLE KNOWLEDGE TEST

  • Before beginning your medium rigid licence training with us, you must have completed a written heavy vehicle knowledge test taken at a Department of Transport and Main Roads service centre (click here for locations)
  • There are ten questions in the test, and you need eight out of ten correct answers to gain your heavy vehicle learner’s licence
  • Download your Keys to Driving in Queensland here
  • You can practice for your test with the Department of Transport and Main Roads practice road rules test.

STUDENT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • To apply for a higher licence class, you must have held your current licence for a set period. This period must have occurred in the last 5 years (excluding any time that your licence was suspended, surrendered, cancelled or expired).
  • Hold an open or provisional class C or LR licence for 12 months
  • Pay test booking fee to Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Pass heavy vehicle knowledge test.

COURSE COST

MR Fast track course (1 day) – $695

MR Full course (3 days) – $865

COURSE OUTCOME

An MR licence qualifies you to legally and safely drive a class LR vehicle and bus or truck over 8t GVM with a maximum of two axles. Holding an MR licence opens doors to a diverse range of job opportunities in the transport and logistics industry.

STUDENT SUPPORT OPTIONS

Students have access to a range of support options, including:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training

Speak to one of our team members to find out how we can support you. Additional costs may apply.

FAQS

  • What is an MR licence?

    An MR licence authorises you to drive medium rigid vehicles. You must have held a C class licence for at least 12 months to qualify for an MR licence.

  • What can I drive with an MR licence?

    You’ll be permitted to drive any vehicle with 2 axles and a gross vehicle mass (GVM) exceeding 8 tonnes. With an MR licence, you’ll also be permitted to tow a trailer with a maximum GVM of 9 tonnes.

  • What is the difference between an HR and MR licence?

    The main difference between an HR and MR licence is the type of vehicle covered under each licence class. HR vehicles are classified as having more than 2 axles and a total GVM over 9 tonnes, whereas MR vehicles are classified as having a maximum of 2 axles and a total GVM over 8 tonnes (and any trailer being towed by an MR vehicle must not weigh over 9 tonnes).

  • How do I get my MR licence?

    To get your MR licence you must have held an open or provisional class C or LR licence continuously for 12 months. You must also pass a written heavy vehicle knowledge test at a Department of Transport and Main Roads service centre and a practical driving test.

CONTACT OUR TEAM

Major Training offers a range of qualifications across Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. Whether you’re a Brisbane local or you live further north, we have training options to suit everyone. To get more than your MR licence, consider enrolling in the Certificate III in Driving Operations.