Once you have your Learner Licence for heavy vehicles, you can start preparing to get your Full Licence. Take a look at what you need to do to get your Full Licence.
Find out more about the conditions of a Full Heavy Vehicle Licence at nzta.govt.nz
When practising driving for your Heavy Vehicle Licence, remember that you are still learning. This is particularly important to keep in mind when you are driving in high risk conditions.
You must be accompanied by a supervisor at all times when you are practising.
A supervisor is a person who:
When you feel confident, you’ll be ready to complete your application and book your test. Come in to one of our Driver Licensing branches and our team will help you complete your application.
You can book your test:
When you apply at one of our branches, you need to:
What to bring in with you:
The practical test for your Full Licence should take around half an hour, which includes observation of your driving and feedback at the end.
Don’t worry if you don’t pass on the first go – you can always try again. Your testing officer will explain why you weren’t successful and what you should work on before re-sitting your practical driving test. You will still be able to practise on your Learner Licence.
When you’re ready to re-sit your test you will need to make another booking and pay the additional test fee.
Be proud of yourself! It’s the testing officer’s favourite part of the day to say “you passed!” and to hand you your temporary licence. Your photographic licence will be posted in the mail.
Getting your Full Licence enables you to drive the relevant vehicles of your class on your own.
As well as your Full Licence in that class, you must have a licence endorsement if you drive:
We'll have you road ready in no time.