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Class 5 Licence

Duration 1 day
Price $845.00 ex GST per person
Unit Standard 17577



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

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


US 24089 - Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time, and driver logbook requirements


NOTE: 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 Licensing Establishment.

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 3

Maximum: 5

Unit standards

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

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