Upgrading your heavy rigid or medium rigid driving license to an HC license can be a great step for your truck driving career. However, training to properly drive a heavy combination truck can be quite difficult. Unlike the other rigid trucks, there is coupling of a trailer to the vehicle which completely changes the dynamics of your driving. While driving a heavy vehicle can be hard enough, heavy combination trucks can seriously compromise your safety.
To drive heavy vehicles in Australia, you need to get an additional heavy vehicle licence, beside the standard class C licence. These heavy vehicle licences are offered by state transport authorities. However, to qualify for these licences, you first need to undertake the requisite training. This training is available at any registered training institution (RTO) in your state. There, you will receive instructions on how to handle a heavy vehicle of the particular vehicle class you intend to get a licence for.