441 Sutton Rd, Majura ACT 2609

(02) 6297 7187

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm

Frequenty Asked Questions

How do I make a booking with Transport Industries Skills Centre or Sutton Road Training Centre?

To make a booking you can call us on 02 6297 7187, apply via our online booking portal, via e-mail to office@suttonroad.com.au  or in person by coming directly to our site at 441 Sutton Road, Majura, ACT.

We are often fully booked at least one month in advance. To avoid disappointment please call us on 02 6297 7187, or via email to office@suttonroad.com.au as soon as possible to secure a date for your training.

This is dependent on the training you are undertaking.

If you have any queries in relation to the class size, please contact our office on 02 6297 7187.

We have a 7-day cancellation/change of date policy. If you require to change, reschedule or cancel your course we must be notified a minimum full 7 days prior to the commencement of your course. Failure to do this will result in all fees paid being lost. Fees will also be lost if you fail to turn up for your course.  If you are unwell and cannot provide 7 days notice, we can reschedule your course without any cost on receipt of your medical certificate.

A USI is required for students undertaking nationally recognised training (qualifications, accredited courses, skill sets and units of competency) unless exempt. This includes international students studying in Australia.

If you don’t have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment. If this is the case, you will be required to sign documentation stating that you don’t want your statement of attainment.  Visit the website on www.usi.gov.au for more information.

Yes, but we do not recommend this as the student is required to complete, and sign all enrolment paperwork, and complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy form independently.

Gift certificates can be purchased and are valid for three years from date of purchase.


Times vary dependent of the licence you are obtaining.

If you have undertaken Licence to Operate Forklift Truck training, you have 60 days to present your paperwork to Access Canberra from the date stated on your certificate of competence.

If you have successfully completed a Dangerous Goods course, you have 6 months to present your paperwork to your local government authority.

If you are deemed competent on completion of your heavy vehicle assessment, you have three months to present your paperwork to Access Canberra, or Transport NSW.

Once you have completed the knowledge test, with the road transport authority you are licenced with, you can drive a heavy vehicle whilst accompanied by a person who holds a valid licence for the type of licence class of the vehicle you are driving. You must display ‘Driver Under Instruction’ plates or ‘L plates’ at the front and rear of the vehicle. While learning to drive a heavy vehicle, your blood alcohol concentration must be .00

ACT – All applicants, regardless of age, who are applying for a Medium Rigid (MR), Heavy Rigid (HR), Heavy Combination (HC) or Multi Combination (MC) driver licence in the ACT must obtain a commercial health assessment at the time of each licence upgrade.

Public passenger vehicle drivers (H, M, O, T, W): medical assessment on initial application, then five- yearly to age 70, then annually thereafter. In all cases additional or more frequent health assessments may be required if a condition is reported.

NSW  – Medical assessment for all licence classes at 75 years of age and annually thereafter.  Multiple combination vehicle (road train) drivers (class MC): medical assessment on initial application and then at age 21 and every 10 years up to age 40, then every five years until age 60, then every two years until age 70; annually thereafter.

Public passenger vehicle drivers (buses): medical assessment on initial application and then every three years until the age of 60 years; annually thereafter.

You can apply to upgrade  for any rigid vehicle  if you are 19+ have held your ACT or NSW car licence for at least 24 months you can go straight to Heavy Rigid

The Medium Rigid covers you for any vehicle with one axle at the front and one axle at the rear, whereas the Heavy Rigid vehicles have three or more axles, one front, two rear or two front and two or more rear axle vehicles.

You can tow a trailer up to 9 tonnes GVM on any Rigid vehicle. Once you are towing a trailer that is registered to carry more than 9 tonnes GVM then you must upgrade your licence to the next level.  A Medium Rigid with a trailer more than 9 t GVM requires you to hold a Heavy Rigid licence.  Driving a Heavy Rigid vehicle with a trailer more than 9t GVM you will need to hold a Heavy Combination Licence.

Yes. You can only drive an automatic heavy vehicle. If you want to drive a vehicle with a synchromesh, or non-synchromesh gearbox, you are required to undertake further training and assessment.



If NSW licenced, candidates need to obtain the heavy vehicle competency-based assessment (HVCBA) logbook from Service NSW. Multi Combination (MC) students will need to complete an eyesight test before upgrading their licence, and they will need to complete a fitness to drive medical. You will need to attend TfNSW Service Centre to be issued individual medical forms. If the form is lost, the student must contact Service NSW to be issued with a new form. (Each form is securely issued and recorded against a participant’s licence details.)

Students need to have held a Heavy Rigid (HR) or Heavy Combination (HC) non-synchro (unrestricted) licence for twelve (12) months before they can upgrade to this licence class. If students do not hold an unrestricted licence and have a ‘B’ condition noted on their licence, they are required to have this condition removed before they can upgrade their licence. This will consist of continual 2-hour training sessions in the HR non-synchro until deemed competent for a competency assessment to remove the ‘B’ condition.  Students who hold a HR upgrading to MC are required to complete training and assessment for the HC, before upgrading to the MC. This process can take some time.

If ACT licenced, you will need to complete the knowledge test, and the process would be the same as NSW however, you wouldn’t be required to do the HC assessment, if competent with the trailer/s you would be required to complete the one-day course in the MC.

ACT licence holders upgrading to an ACT heavy vehicle licence must have a fitness to drive medical done. Please see ACT Government website Heavy vehicle driver licensing (act.gov.au) – this is not required for your training & assessment with SRTC, however you will need to have this with you when you attend Access Canberra to upgrade your physical licence.

No. You must hold an Australian driver’s licence for a minimum period of 12 months.

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