Class 5 Truck Licence Courses

Overview - From 25,000kgs or over

Do the NZTA approved course at AMS Group and cut out the learner licence period. The Class 5 truck licence offers great career opportunities and working with some of New Zealand's largest transport and logistics companies. There is high demand in NZ for good Class 5 drivers. If you are looking for a career in driving heavy vehicles, a Class 5 Licence from a reputable provider like AMS Group is critical. Career drivers can expect to earn over $70,000pa and it can lead to owning your own business. Why wait?

A Class 5 Licence allows you to drive a vehicle combination from 25,000kgs or over. Do the NZTA approved course at AMS Group and cut out the learner licence period. Our course includes both a Class 5 Learners and a Class 5 Full licence. We will manage the entire licencing process for you for one fixed price. Our price includes theory training (24809 & 17577), learner licence fees and a practical assessment.

Let us take care of the whole process for you. We will sort out everything you require to sit your Class 5 Licence.

Pre-Requisites

  • You will need to have held a Class 4 full licence for three months if over 25 (six months if under 25).
  • You will need to provide a driver's medical if required*
  • If you do not have your 5L truck learners licence you MUST register 3 day course

*A driver's medical expires 60 days from date of issue and is valid for 5 years once lodged with NZTA. If you have lodged a driver's medical within the last 5 years this is not required.

Additional Pre-Requisites

  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites

Duration

1 - 3 days plus an assessment drive booking time. The number of days required depend on prior training. The assessment drive is usually booked on the Friday. But can be arranged at your convenience. Please refer to the table and the requirements below:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

5L Learners Licence Theory.

Sit your licence test when you are ready.

No course time scheduled. Study Day. Additional day to sit and pass the 5L if required.

Logbook & Fatigue 24089*

Class 5 Licence theory & practice drives 17577

Book a time for a practical drive & assessment. Allow 2 hours.

*If you hold unit standard 24089, it is current and you can provide evidence, you can qualify for the reduced course options below.

Cost

3 Day Course + Assessment Drive

$1321.74+ GST ($1520 Incl. GST)

Note: Includes a learners licence fee of $93.90 incl. GST. If you do not have Unit Standard 24089 Logbook and Fatigue (current) or your 5L learners licence you MUST select this option. The assessment drive can be booked on the Friday of your licence course, please refer to the table above.

2 Day Course + Assessment Drive

$1108.70 + GST ($1,275 Incl. GST)

Note: You must hold unit standard 24089 Logbook and Fatigue (current) to qualify for the 2 day option. The cost for your 5L is included in the cost shown above. The assessment drive can be booked on the Friday of your licence course, please refer to the table above.

1 Day Course + Assessment Drive

$960.87+ GST ($1,105 Incl. GST)

Note: You must hold your Class 5L learners licence and unit standard 24089 Logbook and Fatigue (current) to qualify for the 1 day option. The assessment drive can be booked on the Friday of your licence course, please refer to the table above.

Practical Truck & Trailer Training & Lessons

$165.22 + GST per hour ($190 per hour incl. GST).

Reassessment

If you are unable to complete the assessment drive, your trainer will make recommendations on reassessment or additional training requirements. Please note that reassessment fees may apply.

Important Note

Once you have completed the approved course you will be given a certificate. You must take this to an NZTA licensing agent (VTNZ or AA) and have it put on your licence.

The certificate is not a valid Class 5 truck licence.

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.