The questions contained in the heavy vehicle knowledge tests are sourced
from two publications, the ACT Heavy Vehicle Handbook and the Load
Restraint Guide, both of which can be purchased from a Access Canberra
Shopfront, phone 13 22 81 for current prices.
Alternatively they can be downloaded via the following links:
ACT Heavy Vehicle
The two Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Tests available are:
Rigid Vehicle Knowledge Test
Allows an applicant to learn to drive a Light Rigid (LR), Medium Rigid
(MR) and Heavy Rigid (HR) vehicle.
Combination Vehicle Knowledge Test
Allows an applicant to learn to drive a Heavy Combination (HC) or Multi
Combination (MC) vehicle. Applicants wishing to apply for an MC licence
must undertake the MC Course conducted at Transport Industry
Skills Centre (TISC).
The ACT Government Road Transport Authority has mirrored NSW in its
approach to providing an updated and modernised Heavy Vehicle Knowledge
Test. There are 45 questions in each test and
applicants must answer a minimum 41 questions
correctly to pass the test. There are five mandatory categories which
must be answered correctly. No incorrect answers are permitted in the
mandatory categories. Information is displayed on the screen during the
Heavy Vehicle Knowledge Test as to the applicant's progress during the
The Heavy Vehicle Practice Knowledge Test is located on the Road Ready
website at: http://www.roadready.act.gov.au/c/roadready
There is a practice test available on this website, electronic copy of
the handbook is available above or a hard copy can be purchased from the
Access Canberra Shopfront.
How do I get a heavy vehicle drivers licence?
For heavy vehicle classes Light Rigid (LR) to Multi-Combination (MC),
you must meet the eligibility
Undertake and pass the appropriate knowledge test (there are two
knowledge tests, one for rigid vehicles and one for combination
vehicles). Applicants for a Multi-Combination (MC) licence must also
undertake the MC Licence Course with the Government approved provider,
currently Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC), and
Undertake and pass a practical driver assessment in a heavy vehicle
appropriate to the licence class required
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How and where do I book to do a knowledge test? You
do not need to book, simply go to one of our Roadready Centres and
undertake the test, Monday to Friday 9am-4pm and Saturdays
9am-11am…. contact us
Can a person on a provisional licence apply for an upgrade to a
higher licence classification? Yes, provided that the
driver meets the eligibility requirements.
What is the cost of the knowledge test and do I have to make a
booking to undertake the knowledge test? The cost of the
knowledge test is $41 per attempt with a maximum of 2 attempts each day.
No booking is required.
Where do I book to undertake a practical driver
assessment? To book a driver assessment, contact one of the
ACT governments approved trainer and assessors. A list is available from
the RoadReady centres or any ACT government shopfront.
Do I have to supply my own vehicle for the driver
assessment? Licence applicants have the option of providing
their own or a company vehicle or arranging to use a vehicle supplied by
the assessment provider.
What is the cost of a practical assessment using my own
vehicle? The cost of an assessment for vehicles LR to MC
varies, depending on the class of licence sought. The current cost can be
determined by contacting the private providers.
What is the cost if I use the assessment provider's
vehicle? Prices vary according to the type of vehicle used
i.e. LR, MR, HR etc, you will need to check this with the provider as
vehicle hire costs are a commercial arrangement and are not subject to