Class 5 Driver Licence – Heavy Combination Vehicle

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Class 5
Combination Vehicle (truck and Trailer) over 25,000kg

This NZTA approved training course provides essential training to gain your Class 5 heavy combination vehicle.

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

  • 17577 – Operate a heavy rigid motor vehicle for a Class 5 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 4 license held for a minimum of 6 months or 3 months if over the age of 25)

  • a current Class 5 learner’s licence. This involves a theory test of 35 general road code questions and 10 Class 5 specific questions.

  • an approved drivers log book.

The official New Zealand Road Code for Heavy Vehicle Drivers provides all the information to pass the learner licence test.

Experience driving and reversing a Class 5 combination is also preferable.

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

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Part time


2 - 3 days

Start Dates

Whangarei: TBC

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

($700 if unit standard 24089 already completed)

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