If you drive a special-type vehicle that isn't a forklift on the road, you must have an W, T or R Endorsement on your driver licence.
The W Endorsement is for vehicles that run on wheels that aren't forklifts, passenger vehicles, tractors, fire engines, trade vehicles or vehicle recovery service vehicles.
The T Endorsement is for vehicles that run on self-laying tracks.
The R Endorsement is for vehicles that run on rollers.
Course Overview The trainees will undergo formal in class assessment in association with the unit standard/s followed by a short practical assessment drive on the special-type vehicle.
Note: This is not an 'operators' course, merely a course which gives you an endorsement so you can drive the special purpose vehicle on a 'road' as defined by New Zealand Transport Agency.
NZQA Unit Standards 16701 Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for Endorsement W (wheels)
16703 Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for Endorsement T (tracks)
16702 Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for Endorsement R (rollers)
Attendance NumbersMinimum of 6, maximum of 10 trainees per trainer Course Duration 1 day
Entry Criteria You must also hold the appropriate full class of licence that covers the weight of the special-type vehicle you want to drive.