Class 4 Truck Licence

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Prerequisite check
  • Is this a company booking for multiple attendees?
  • Do all attendees meet the course requirements listed below?
  • Are you over 18?
  • Have you held a full Class 2 licence for at least 6 months if under 25, or at least 3 months if 25 or over?
  • Have you completed your log book training in the last 12 months?
  • Sorry, you do not meet the requirements for our Truck courses.
  • Sorry, you do not meet the requirements for our Class 4 licences. Please consider : Truck Licence Class 2
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  • Total
  • All prices exclude GST
  • 1 - 2 days plus an assessment drive
  • 10 attendees
  • Starting from $870.00pp (ex GST)

Overview

Truck Class 4 - Over 18,000kgs

Completing our NZTA approved Class 4 Licence course eliminates the learner licence period of six months.

The Class 4 Licence allows you to drive a vehicle 18,000kg and over. This includes trucks that have loads like aggregates and fertiliser and other bulk trucks such as concrete mixers, waste, refuse and recycling trucks and much more. Drivers with this class of licence are highly sought after by many companies offering plenty of opportunities for a career pathway to heavy vehicle haulage and Class 5 driving.

This course includes a logbook unit standard (unless you can prove you have sat it with an NZTA approved provider within the last twelve months and we are happy with your current standard) and the Class 4 unit standard 17576, which consists of both theory and practical.

A Class 4 learner licence (4L) must be obtained before the course. There is no theory test for the Class 4 Learners (4L) but you must meet the criteria. You can apply for your 4L from any NZTA Licensing agent (VTNZ or AA). Axiom Training will take care of the rest.

Please check the dates on your confirmation letter carefully as we do occasionally need to change the timetable to cater for public holidays and truck and trainer availability.

Prerequisites

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Purchase your own Class 4 learner’s licence (4L)
  • Held a full Class 2 licence for at least six months if under 25 or at least three months if 25 or over
  • Driver’s Medical certificate (if required – see FAQ). These can be obtained from your Doctor.

Do you offer truck licenses?

Axiom Training is both an NZTA and NZQA registered private training provider, with over 15 years’ experience in truck driver training.

We will manage the entire truck licence process for you.

  • You get a full licence in as little as 3 days plus your practical assessment.
  • Courses are run at set times on a regular basis at one of our many locations.

A truck license can be achieved over a maximum of 4 days.

We have a fleet of trucks for practical assessment

Class 2 - Course Structure

Stage 1
Class 2L Learners Licence theory. Sit your licence test when you are ready.

Stage 2

Logbook and Fatigue 24089. If you hold unit standard 24089, it is current and you can provide evidence, you will not be required to attend on this day.

Stage 3
Class 2 Licence theory and practice drives (unit standard 17574)

Stage 4
Book a time for a practical drive and assessment. Allow 2 hours.


Class 4 - Course Structure

Stage 1
Not Applicable. You must hold your 4L before course starts.

Stage 2

Logbook and Fatigue 24089. If you hold unit standard 24089, it is current and you can provide evidence, you will not be required to attend on this day.

Stage 3
Class 4 Licence theory and practice drives, NZQA unit standard 17576.

Stage 4
Book a time for a practical drive and assessment, NZQA unit standard 17576 - Allow 2 hours.


Class 5 - Course Structure

Stage 1
Class 5L Learners Licence theory. Sit your licence test when you are ready.

Stage 2

Logbook and Fatigue 24089. If you hold unit standard 24089, it is current and you can provide evidence, you will not be required to attend on this day.

Stage 3
Class 5 Licence theory and practice drives, NZQA unit standard 17577.

Stage 4
Book a time for a practical drive and assessment, NZQA unit standard 17577 - Allow 2 hours.


How do the truck licence courses work?

Course options are structured to meet your individual needs. Simply answer a couple of quick question on the ‘book now’ portal and you will be provided the correct course.

Although your course timings and attendance days will vary slightly based upon your requirements, the typical course structure is below.


I already hold Logbook and Fatigue unit 24089, what evidence do I need to provide to prove this?

Provided this was completed in the last 12 months, you will not need to sit this again. Just bring a copy of your certificate along with you on the first day of the course.


What do I need to do for my medical?

As part of your licence requirements, you will be required to produce a current driver’s medical certificate. These are available from your GP and need to be completed before your course starts.


How long is my driver’s medical certificate valid for?

A driver's medical expires 60 days from date of issue and is valid for 5 years once lodged with NZTA. If you have lodged a driver's medical within the last 5 years, you do not need to obtain another one. For example, if you have recently completed your Class 2 Licence, your medical certificate will still be current. You will be asked to provide evidence.


What do I need to bring with me during the course?

Your booking confirmation will provide specific details about your course and what you need to bring. For truck licences please bring the following:

  • Your current drivers licence
  • Proof of completion of Logbook and Fatigue unit 24089
  • A copy of your driver’s licence medical certificate


What sort of gear box do you use for your assessments?

Axiom Training completes truck licences at many venues across the country. Given the range of venues and licence classes competed the specifics of the truck used will vary.


What is the waiting periods between licences?

The waiting period depends on your age and the class of licence you are completing. The following provides a brief guideline:

Class 2 – Must be at least 18 and have held a full class 1 licence for 6 months

Class 4 – Must have held your class 2 licence for 6 months if under 25, 3 months if over 25

Class 5 – Must have held your class 4 licence for 6 months if under 25, 3 months if over 25


Can I use a medical certificate that was done on my work site?

Yes, as long as it has been provided by a registered GP.


Can I complete a practical truck driving assessment without completing any of the usual theory days?

No, you must complete the class of learner licence along with units 24089 and 17576.


Why do I need to re sit the Logbook and Fatigue unit standard if I wait longer than 1 year to complete my next truck endorsement?

This is an Axiom Training company requirement as we must have robust evidence of current knowledge of 24089.


How do I obtain my Class 4 Truck Learner License?

There is no test required for your Class 4 learner licence. Simply purchase this at any NZTA agency prior to your Class 4 course.


How do I transfer my overseas truck license to a New Zealand License?

This can be completed at any NZTA agency.

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Course Content

Stage 1 - 1 Day

Logbook & Fatigue 24089, If you hold unit standard 24089, it is current and you can provide evidence, you will not be required to attend on this day.

Stage 2 - 1 Day

Class 4 Licence theory & practice drives NZQA Unit Standard 17576

Stage 3 - Allow 2 hours

Book a time for a practical assessment, NZQA Unit Standard 17576 - Allow 2 hours.

Course Options

2 Day Course + Assessment Drive

This options provides the Class 4 Licence theory, practice drive and practical assessment. The two day course option also include the NZQA Unit Standard 24089, Logbook & Fatigue.

1 Day Course + Assessment Drive

This options provides the Class 4 Licence theory, practice drive and practical assessment. The one day course option requires evidence of current NZQA Unit Standard 24089, Logbook & Fatigue.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

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

17576: Operate a rigid vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 4 driver licence