Class 5 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 4 licence for at least 6 months if under 25, or at least 3 months if 25 or over?
  • Do you already have your Class 5 learners licence?
  • Have you completed your log book training in the last 12 months?
  • 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 5 licences. Please consider : Truck Licence Class 2 or Truck Licence Class 4
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  • Total
  • All prices exclude GST
  • 1 - 3 days plus an assessment drive booking time
  • 10 attendees
  • Starting from $1,080.00pp (ex GST)

Overview

Class 5 - 25,000kgs or over

Completing our NZTA approved course will eliminate the learner licence period.

A Class 5 Licence allows you to drive a vehicle combination 25,000kg and over. Our course includes both a Class 5 Learners and a Class 5 Full licence - we manage the entire licencing process for you. The course fee includes theory training (unit standards 24809 and 17577), learner licence fees and a practical assessment.

If you do not have your 5L truck learners licence you must register for the three-day course.

Prerequisites

  • 18 years of age or over
  • Held a Class 4 full licence for three months if over 25 or six months if under 25.
  • Driver’s Medical certificate. This 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


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.


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.


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

5L Learners Licence Theory.

Sit your licence test when you are ready.

Stage 2 - 1 Day

Logbook & Fatigue 24089, If you hold unit standard 24089, it is current and you can provide evidence, you can qualify for the reduced course options

Stage 3 - 1 Day

Class 5 Licence theory & practice drives 17577

Stage 4 - Allow 2 hours

Book a time for a practical drive & assessment. Allow 2 hours.

Course Options

3 Day Course + Assessment Drive

This options provides the Class 5 Learners Licence, Licence theory, practice drive and practical assessment. The two day course option also include the NZQA Unit Standard 24089, Logbook & Fatigue.

2 Day Course + Assessment Drive

This options provides the Class 5 Learners Licence, Licence theory, practice drive and practical assessment. The one day course option requires evidence of current NZQA Unit Standard 24089, Logbook & Fatigue.

1 Day Course + Assessment Drive

This options provides the Class 5 Licence theory, practice drive and practical assessment. The one day course option requires evidence of current NZQA Unit Standard 24089, Logbook & Fatigue and Class 5 Learners licence.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

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

17577: Operate a combination vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 5 driver licence