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Drivers Licence (Class 5)


Price (Per Person):  $750 + GST
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The aim of this course is to produce a Class 5 vehicle operator that will have the knowledge, skills and attributes for all essential areas of the units of competency covered in the Class 5 vehicle course undertaken, enabling the individual to drive effectively and safely. The trainee will also be able to demonstrate the appropriate responsibilities of a driver of a Class 5 vehicle with emphasis on accident prevention and driver responsibility.

Course Objectives

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Describe night driving hazards
  • Describe requirements relating to safe loading of a combination vehicle and driving techniques that minimise the adverse effects of a high centre of gravity
  • Connect a trailer to the prime mover
  • Carry out a pre-use walk-around inspection of a combination vehicle
  • Drive a combination vehicle efficiently in different traffic and road conditions
  • Manoeuvre a combination vehicle in reverse
  • Park, shut down, and secure separately the trailer and prime mover of a combination vehicle
  • Complete driver logbook entries.

Entry Criteria

To obtain the Class 5 learners licence the individual must have held a Class 4 full licence for a period of six months prior or for at least three months, if aged 25 or over. They will then need to provide a current medical certificate and pass a 35 question theory test at a local AA or Licencing Establishment.

The course requires a level of fitness to demonstrate competency for the skill being trained.


Unit standard: 24089
Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time, and driver logbook requirements. 

1 day

Middle Content


Operate a combination vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 5 driver licence

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