You can complete an approved course to reduce the time you have to wait between a learner and a full heavy vehicle class.
To progress to a full licence, you've got two options:
You can take the course any time after you get your learner licence.
When you've completed the course, take your course certificate to a driver licensing agent and apply for a full licence. You won't need to sit a practical test.
The approved courses for heavy vehicle classes are aligned with unit standards on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) framework. If you successfully complete a course, you have the opportunity to have the unit standard you've achieved count towards a national certificate as well as a driver licence.
The relevant course unit standards are:
|Class 2||17574 (class 2) and 24089* (fatigue management, work time and logbooks)|
|Class 3||17575 (class 3) and 24089*|
|Class 4||17576 (class 4) and 24089*|
|Class 5||17577 (class 5) and 24089*|
* Required, unless you have successfully completed it with an approved driver licensing course provider either: