Driving Lessons for Truck Licence On The Gold Coast

The Driving School provides a comprehensive range of heavy vehicle driving lessons, day courses and condensed training courses for all classes of heavy vehicles.

Here are the different licence classes we offer (which you can select from the menu on the left):

We work with a wide range of gearbox options.

Situated in Arundel on the Gold Coast, The Driving School has been in the business of heavy vehicle instruction since 1999. We have been a Government approved Registered Training Organisation since 2010.

We offer professional driver training in a fleet of modern air-conditioned vehicles for Queensland and NSW licences.   Our first time pass rate is consistently above 90%, which is well above the industry average.  Our training is industry relative and we focus on all the factors involved in being a Heavy Vehicle Driver as opposed to the idiosyncrasies of a particular gearbox.

We teach in a low stress, well organised environment, training times are reduced for drivers who demonstrate good driving skills and road knowledge. For drivers who arrive with “car habits” we will work with you to eliminate your bad driving habits and ensure that your driving is up to the standard required by the Department of Transport and Main Roads examiners. Your training will be tailor made for you – spread out over a few weeks, condensed into a few days, whatever you need to be test ready. Once you have had your initial assessment lesson, the instructors will be able to give you an idea of how many lessons you will need and a training plan will be made of what is needed to get you through to your licence. Your training will be done in a transparent process between yourself, your instructor and the staff in the office.

We will organise your practical driving test for you, some tests leave from our yard, others leave from the testing centre at Helensvale. All Queensland tests for the classes LR-HC, are conducted by a driving examiner from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Multi Combination Licences are run as competency based training and assessment courses – all done by us as an RTO.

We work with all of the Employment Service Providers if you qualify for Government funding i.e. unemployed, recently made redundant etc. We can prepare quotes if you need them and organise payments with employers.

Refresher training and on-site assessment can also be done in our vehicles or alternatively in yours or your employers.

We offer competitive pricing and in many instances you may find that your training is tax deductible.
To make a booking please use our on line enquiry form or telephone us on 07 5537 8101


‘Get Your Licence in a Day’ training courses available for MR and HR condition B (synchromesh / automatic gearbox restriction) and HC Licences

LR Costs $400
MR Costs $695
HR condition B (synchromesh/automatic gearbox) Costs $795
HC Costs $895

We get many requests for HR Open (roadranger /crashbox) Licence in a day. For someone who has previous experience with a road ranger gearbox it may be a possible. However, for a complete beginner this is an unrealistic goal, the training curve is just too big. Therefore, whilst we are not able to offer you “Licence in a Day” we can certainly offer you a HR condensed course completed over 3-7 days depending on your ability to learn the double clutching technique. Click here for HC condensed course

TIP : The Licence that you currently hold can also have an effect on the licence you are choosing to undertake i.e. the pathways to obtaining your chosen licence can be very different, depending on whether you currently hold a manual or automatic licence.

TIP : It is a good idea to have a look at your driving licence before booking your lessons; you need to look at the type of licence that you hold and if there are any conditions or restrictions on it. Understanding Your Licence.

Please visit our sister RTO, The Operator School for information on your  Forklift and Order Picker Licences plus Earth Moving Machinery Competency Cards (formerly Licences) – Excavator, Skid Steer, Front End Loader and Backhoe