Class 4 Driver Licence – Heavy Rigid Vehicle

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Class 4
Rigid Vehicles more than 18,000kg

This NZTA approved training course provides essential training to gain your Class 4 heavy vehicle licence.

After completing this course, you need to take your course certificate to a driver licensing agent, apply to have the new class added to your driver licence and pay the relevant fee.

What you will learn

The course involves in-class training to gain the required theoretical skills in road user law, fatigue management, and the legal requirements for log book recording of work time.

The course is NZQA based and the following unit standards are attained:

  • 24089 – Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time and driver logbook requirements.

  • 17576 – Operate a heavy rigid motor vehicle for a Class 4 driver licence.

Unit Standard 24089 is only required if the candidate has either not completed this unit previously or it has been more than 12 months since the unit was completed.

Duration: 2 days depending on experience and whether there is a need to complete unit standard 24089.

You will need to provide the following to complete the course:

  • your driver’s license (minimum current full Class 2 license held for a minimum of 6 months or 3 months if over the age of 25)

  • a current Class 4 learners licence (no theory test required)

  • an approved drivers log book

Career options

  • Truck driver

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Part time


2 - 3 days

Start Dates

Whangarei: 16, 17, 18 Mar 2022
30, 31 Mar & 1 Apr 2022
26, 27, 28 Apr 2022
11, 12, 13 May 2022
1, 2, 3 Jun 2022
15, 16, 17 Jun 2022
19, 20, 21 Jul 2022

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

$900 or $650 if unit standard 24089 already completed

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