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Heavy Vehicle Licensing:
Class 3 Licensing Course

  • Take the next step in your driving career, get your class 3 full licence immediately after getting your class 3 learner licence

Class 3 Licensing Course

Course Aim

To obtain a Class 3 Truck Driver Licence without having to wait 6 months from the time a Class 3 Learner Licence is obtained.

We will coach you on the theory and assess your skills drive a medium combination vehicle with a gross laden weight more than 12,000kg but less than 25,000kg.

What do I need to have?

A Class 3 Learner Licence obtained from a licensing agency.

A Class 3 Truck must be provided by client. We will request a copy of your Certificate of loading (COL) for our Trainer to confirm.

What do I need to do to get a Class 3 Learner Licence?

  • You must have held a Class 2 licence for at least 6 months (or 3 months if you are over 25).
  • You’ll need to get a medical certificate (unless you have presented one to the NZTA in the last 5 years).
  • Apply for a Class 3 Learner licence at a licensing agency (e.g. AA, VTNZ or VINZ).

How long does the Class 3 course take?

We will courier you pre-course study, we recommend booking at least one week before to allow enough time to complete it before the course starts.

  • Half a day will be scheduled covering unit standard 17575 Operate a Class 3 medium combination vehicle 
  • One day will be scheduled to cover unit standard 24089 Worktime, logbook and fatigue if required.
  • The practical portion will be 3 hours of coaching with one hour of assessment

What unit standards are covered?

  • US 17575 - Operate a Class 3 medium combination vehicle.
  • US 24089 - Work time/Fatigue/Logbook - May not be required if you can provide evidence that you have completed this training in the last 12 months and we are happy with your level of knowledge

What happens when I pass the course?

  • Take the certificate we give you to a licensing agency (e.g. AA, VTNZ or VINZ) and they will help you apply to have your licence amended to include your new full Class 3 license (Fees apply). We recommended that you present this within 60 days. 
  • Contact us in 3 months (if you are over 25) or 6 months (if you are under 25) to go for your Class 4 license - If you are over 25 you may also qualify for a reduction in the 3-month wait – talk to us.

You cannot drive with just the certificate - it is not a license.

Class 3 Licence Pre-requisites

  • You must have held a Class 2 licence for at least 6 months (or 3 months if you are over 25).
  • You’ll need to get a medical certificate (unless you have presented one to the NZTA in the last 5 years).
  • You'll need to have a current Class 3 Learner Licence. (Available from AA, VTNZ or VINZ)

Pre-course Study Material

To allow enough time for you to complete the study guides before attending the course, please book at least 1 week prior to the course date.

What are the course fees?

  • Our Class 3 course started from $1200 + GST ($1052.25 including GST).
  • Worktime, logbook & fatigue is a prerequisite to the Class 3 course at an extra $360 plus GST ($414 including GST). If you have already completed an approved course with unit standard 24089 then call us for a reduced price. 

What is included in the cost?

  • All course and tuition fees.
  • NZQA credit registration fees.

What is excluded?

  • Class 3 Learners
  • Truck hire, NZTA or licensing agency fees.
  • Eyesight & or medical fees
  • Any practical training/assessment exceeding 4 hours - charged out at $200 plus GST ($230 including GST) per hour.

This course is scheduled and tailored to your specific requirements.
Please use the "ENQUIRE NOW" button to contact us to arrange a session.



We’re happy to custom build a training programme to suit your needs. We can also run a private course at your premises (Minimum of 6 people).