Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) with an Roads and Maritime Services accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO) assessor is the primary method for obtaining a Heavy vehicle licence in the Sydney, Central Coast, Illawarra and Newcastle regions.
HVCBA offers the flexibility for professional drivers to select their own RTO, learn and be assessed in a vehicle of their choice and arrange their own appointment times.
Roads and Maritime Services also provides heavy vehicle driving tests for those applicants outside of the Sydney, Central Coast, Illawarra and Newcastle regions as an option to HVCBA.
The HVCBA system is administered by RTOs with licensed driving instructors who are accredited by Roads and Maritime Services as HVCBA assessors. The heavy vehicle driving test is administered by Roads and Maritime Services testing officers.
Both the heavy vehicle driving test and HVCBA are conducted in loaded vehicles.
The heavy vehicle driving test and HVCBA system apply to all heavy vehicle licence classes from light rigid (LR) to multi combination (MC).
NOTE: Until 1 January 2013 HVCBA applicants can contact RMS accredited assessors or RMS accredited RTOs directly. From 1 January 2013 HVCBA applicants will need to contact an accredited RTO.