ABC Driving School has been conducting LR Licence upgrades for candidates of the Ambulance Service of NSW, for many years and will be happy to assist you with a one-on-one course, at our Western Sydney, and Central Coast Heavy Vehicle Training Centres.

If you have recently received your intake approval from the Ambulance Service of NSW, you will have also been notified that you will be required to upgrade your drivers licence to an unrestricted Light Rigid (LR) licence.

The course is conducted in one day, over seven and a half hours normally commencing at 08.00am and concluding at 3.30pm, with a compulsory 30-minute lunch break. The vehicle used for the course is a Toyota Commuter minibus.

The cost of this course is $850 (Western Sydney), (Central Coast - call 43516477 for current prices)  there are no other additional or hidden charges, we currently have over a 90% pass rate within the scheduled seven and a half hour timeframe, however if you do require any additional lessons, these hours will be charged at $100.00 per hour. Current manual car driving experience is essential to increase your chances of a successful outcome.

Alternatively you can also upgrade your licence to a class MR, this will also satisfy the entry conditions to the Ambulance Service, however you will be required to undergo tuition in a Class MR truck and there may be some additional charges involved. If you do decide to upgrade to a Class MR, tuition can be conducted at our Heavy Vehicle Training Centres at Western Sydney, Central Coast or Wollongong.

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  • You need to have held a class C Licence (not including Learners) for one year or more. First year of green P plates is acceptable.
  • You must have current manual car driving experience.
  • Pass an RMS LR Knowledge Test ($42 RMS fee)
  • Pass an RMS Eyesight test and ask for a CBA (Competency Based Assessment) Logbook and CBA guide book. ($25 RMS fee)
  • Contact Western Sydney, or Central Coast Truck Training Schools to book your one day LR course. Please have your Logbook with you when you call, as there are details within the Logbook which we require for processing your booking.
  • A deposit is required to secure and confirm your booking which will be deducted from your total course cost. This is non-refundable if you cancel without 72 hours notice.
  • After successfully completing the course you will received a certificate of competence which you will take to your local RMS Motor Registry or Service Centre NSW and exchange for your upgraded LR (Light Rigid) Licence. ($24 RMS fee)
  • No RMS truck driving test required.

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