1) To obtain a Class 4 learner licence
a) Obtain a medical Certificate for Driver Licencing purposes from your doctor. This medical certificate will only last for 60 days (approx $40/50). If you have obtained one in the last 5 years for driver licencing purposes and your medical condition hasnít changed ( you will need to verify this on your learner licence application form) this will be sufficient.
you have achieved the above, visit a Licence Issuing Office (AA, Vehicle
Inspection NZ, Vehicle Testing NZ), take two (2) forms of ID, one to
prove your age and identity (eg. NZ driver licence, passport, birth
certificate and any other legal document or photo-identity card *) and
the other to prove your current residential address (eg, recent power,
telephone bill or bank statement *).
c) Obtain the Class 4 learner licence. (approx $39.30).
e) Once paper work is verified we can take you for an approx 45 minute drive in a manual Class 1 or Class 2 vehicle to assess and report on any up-skilling required to pass the full licence drive test.
2) Driving a Class 4 heavy rigid vehicle
Note: The Class 4 vehicle must be loaded to a weight greater than 12.5 tonnes and must be able to be loaded more than 50% of itís payload for the licence assessment drive.
Driving training programme: - this will involve driving a Class 4
heavy rigid vehicle over the training routes until you are able
drive in accordance with the road code and not endanger any other road
users and yourself.
To obtain your licence you will be required to study for 2 unit
I) Unit No. 17576 Driver Licence.
I) Unit No. 17576 Driver
Licence requires you to have a knowledge and skills to:
a heavy rigid motor vehicle for legal compliance.
a heavy motor vehicle in different traffic and road conditions.
a heavy rigid vehicle in reverse.
and secure a heavy rigid vehicle.
II) Unit No. 15164 Drivers Logbook. You will be required to study the rules covering the use of logbooks and learn how to fill out a logbook page correctly.
3) Obtaining a full licence.
a) Show you have studied and understood the requirements of the driving unit no 17576.
b) If required, sit the Logbook Assessment by passing a written test and filling out 7 days of logbook pages.
Carry out checks including: external vehicle checks (such as all the
certificates, tyre condition, tread depth and tyre pressures, all
lights, horn); correct weight loading; axles are not overloaded and load
secured according to the truck loading code.
d) Carry out in cab adjustments.
Your driving skill is to the level as laid out in LTNZ fact sheet 58
ďThe Full Licence Testď.
f) Fill out all necessary paperwork.
4) Course costs
subsidies are available to NZ citizens for training and assessment
providing all conditions are met, for example, proof of identity (Birth
Certificate, NZ Passport, Australian Passport, Letter of Residency,
Statement of Whakapapa, Certificate of Citizenship, Letter of
Confirmation or Overseas Passport with residency stamp).
Driving Tuition: - the total cost will depend on the number of driver training hours required to pass the full licence drive test (as per LTNZ fact sheet 58).
Vehicle Hire: - The hiring, fuel, kilometres travelled and loading/unloading of the assessment vehicle will be quoted at the time.