Connect Coaches heavy Vehicle Driver Training
Central coast Driver Training Service Trading as Connect Coaches

Medium Rigid Heavy Vehicle Licence

Connect Caches Heavy Vehicle Driver Trainer/ Assessor Liam Green
Connect Coaches Heavy Vehicle Training Medium Rigid Bus

About this course:
This course provides you with the training and assessment you need to gain an endorsement added to your existing licence for a Medium Rigid licence, as required by Service NSW.


The Roads and Maritime Services(NSW) stipulates you must complete a knowledge test with them and be issued with the following publications before you can commence training for your Medium Rigid Licence

eConnect Coaches Heavy Vehicle Driver Training Heavy Vehicle Driver handbook    Connect Coaches Heavy Vehicle Driver Training Road Users Handbook  Connect Coaches Heavy Vehicle Driver Training Competency Based Training Guide Book    Connect Coaches Heavy Vehicle Driver Training Competency Based Log Book

To commence your Medium Rigid Course you must bring the following to training:Current NSW driver's licence.Competency based log book

You must also wear suitable clothing and footwear (safety shoes or boots preferred).

Competency Based Assessment (CBA)

is a process that enables the learner to provide evidence of progressively achieving skills specified by the Roads and Maritime Services (NSW) during the training process, and then to undertake a Final Competency Assessment on the open road using a Roads and Maritime Services prescribed test route.

Successful completion of this Unit of Competency is based on the assessment of your demonstrated competence when driving plus extra assessments to fully cover the criteria where the unit requirements exceed those of the Licencing Authority.

The licencing examination at the completion of the training in this Unit of Competency will be undertaken as a Final Competency Assessment (FCA) conducted by our Roads and Maritime Services assessor, or a Roads and Maritime Services auditor.
Your results will be reported as Competent, or Not Yet Competent, and you will be licenced accordingly.

Course can be booked in at the completion of your Knowledge Test. Waiting time is normally 5-10 days depending upon scheduling

Connect Coaches/Central Coast Driver Training is not a Registered Training Organisation(RTO) as we are a smaller, family-owned business based on the Central Coast. We are, however, an accredited Bus Company.

We do have a working partnership with Dare Rider Education who is a registered training organisation.

Dare Rider Education helps us stay up-to-date with changes in the industry and makes sure our courses are compliant.

This licence course has been approved by the Roads and Maritime Services(RMS) of NSW. Drivers are trained and assessed against the RMS Competency Standards by Liam Green, who is an Accredited Assessor.

Training will be conducted from  our Central Coast depot at Springfield / Erina from 8:00am to approximately 5:00pm.The applicant will be trained in load security, pre-departure checks, reversing manoeuvres and other driving skills to prepare for the assessment.

The training can also, by arrangement, take place from Hornsby or Newcastle depending on availability


The instructor cannot complete the final assessment part on the second day (as of 1st September 2015) and this will be completed by an accredited Instructor with the RMS & supplied by Central Coast Driver Training and will have a certificate 4 in Training and Assessment.
This course is designed for people with little experience at driving this type of vehicle.

Assessment Criteria  1-15 will be trained & assessed by a Trainer / Assessor aranged by Connect Coaches.

Final Assessment

As per Roads & Maritime Services requirements, will be conducted by a separate Assessor. This assessment can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on traffic and length of circuit.

Certificate of Attendance

Cannot commence without the Applicant first being awarded with a Certificate of Attendance by their first Assessor. This is dependent on the applicant having successfully completed competencies 1-15 of the Assessment Criteria.

The FCA, when conducted from 1st July 2015, will be filmed for auditing purposes.
The video film will be sent to the RTO for auditing purposes and later sent to the Roads & Maritime Services, if required.

The Route

  • The route will include a sufficient degree of gradient to allow for a comprehensive test of gear changing and the hill stop/start. Where this is not possible, alternate assessment methods will be used.
  • will include road and traffic conditions which include medium to heavy traffic. The definition of medium to high traffic means that there is at least a 70 per cent chance of the vehicle interacting with another vehicle or road user.

As of the 1st July 2015, the RMS have introduced the use of video cameras for the Final Assessment.

The Video Cameras:

Will record what is happening inside the cabin of the vehicle and outside with all sound and comments recorded. The camera is also fitted with GPS Tracking.
Video footage has to be passed onto the Registered Training Organization within 24 hours for auditing prior to being passed onto the RMS.

Learning Outcomes
If you successfully complete this course, you receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for TLILIC2016A Licence to Drive a Medium Rigid Vehicle.

Not Competent
If the applicant is deemed to be "not competent" during the assessment, the assessment will stop and training will commence until 4:00pm, working on the areas that the client was not satisfactory in.

The applicant will then be required to re-book another day to be trained further or re-assessed at a further cost of $110 per hour. The re-assessment will be for a minimum of 4 hours.
Certificate of Competency

As of 1st July 2015, a video camera must be in operation inside the cabin of the heavy vehicle during the FCA/CT in order to capture and record the Final Competency on road component.

The Course is a one day course from 8:00am  to approximatly 5:00pmApplicant will be trained for his Medium Rigid Licence from 8 :00am to 10 :00pm Applicant will be assessed from 10:00am to 4;00pm

Final Assessment will commence at 4:00pm by a separate Assessor to 5:00pm

Not all applicant will be capeable of completing this course in one day and some will require further time depending on driving experience

Roads & Maritime Knowledge TestRoads & Maritime Guide Books at RMS

Competency Based Log Books at RMSLicence testing fees at the Roads & Maritime Services.

RMS licence upgrade fee is also an additional cost.

This training course is GST free.Whilst many trainees complete their training and assessment in the hours allocated, some may not.There will be an extra charge of $110 per hour if further time is required.



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