Your safety is our business
Coffs Harbour Workplace Assessments provide well trained and safe drivers for our highways and byways
CHWA’s friendly and patient Assessors are trained and accredited by Roads & Marine Services NSW (RMS) – formerly the RTA – and provide high quality HVCBA Training & Assessment for Heavy Vehicle Licences: LR, MR, HR, HC
As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) we also include training and assessment for the appropriate nationally accredited TLI Statement of Attainment to give you the ’edge’ when you apply for jobs
More than just a licence.
CHWA trains the drivers that employers want to employ.
When you apply for or renew your heavy vehicle licence, you must complete a form with questions about your fitness to drive a heavy vehicle safely.
On the basis of this information RMS may ask for a medical report.
NSW adopts the national medical standards for private and commercial drivers contained in the Assessing Fitness to Drive, Commercial and Private Vehicle Drivers booklet, published by AUSTROADS and approved by the Australian Transport Council. These standards apply to those licence holders of class MR and higher who are required to provide a medical report to RMS.
Disclosure of a medical condition for the first time
A customer who discloses to RMS for the first time that he or she suffers from diabetes, epilepsy, giddiness, blackouts, fainting or other sudden periods of unconsciousness, must provide a satisfactory medical report before he or she can receive or renew a licence.
* A customer who discloses to RMS for the first time that he or she has monocular vision must provide a satisfactory eyesight report before he or she can receive or renew a licence.
* Customers who have already declared these medical conditions to RMS can renew their licences provided that RMS medical review requirements have been met.
* Customers with diabetes that is controlled by diet are no longer required to provide an initial medical report.
* Customers who already hold a NSW driver licence can obtain a medical report form from any motor registry or by calling 13 22 13.
Since January 2013, under the NSW assessment system, truck driver training can only be provided through a Registered Training Organisation (such as CHWA) which must use RMS/ASQA Accredited Assessors to provide training and assessment.
Also, Health standards are more stringent for truck drivers than for a car licence. For instance, diabetics require medical certification from an endocrinologist instead of their GP.
* Applicants must pass an RMS Eye Test, and pass the RMS Driver Knowledge Test
BOTH RESULTS MUST BE ENTERED on the RMS “DRIVES” computer by the Registry
….BEFORE ANY TRAINING CAN COMMENCE.
* Applicants should meet RMS health standards for Heavy Vehicles.
(For further details phone the RMS on 13 22 13)
* Applicants must pass one of the following courses to be issued with a LR, MR, HR or HC Licence:
LR - TLILIC2014A Licence to drive light rigid vehicle
MR - TLILIC2015A Licence to drive medium rigid vehicle
HR - TLILIC2016A Licence to drive heavy rigid vehicle
HC - TLILIC3017A Licence to drive heavy combination vehicle
Phone Coffs Harbour Workplace Assessments on 02 6654 0877 for further details
HV Competency Based Training & Assessment (HVCBA)
The Roads & Marine Services NSW (RMS formerly the RTA) designed and implemented the HVCBA system in 1996 so that drivers will be taught to drive correctly and safely by fully trained instructors and assessors. Under HVCBA standards you will be assessed by your trainer over a wider range of driving conditions.
- HVCBA assessment is much more flexible than the old RTA driving test. You are progressively assessed while you are taking instruction. CBA assessment also includes a wider variety of road and traffic conditions and assesses all 46 points of competency set down by the RMS and includes the use of ropes and chains to secure your load.
- HVCBA assessors have to advise the RMS 48 hours prior to last assessment (Competency No 46) being carried out to allow the RMS the time to send an auditor to monitor our training standards as part of their spot audit procedures
- HV Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) LR-HC was designed for you to be assessed by the person that trains you in a stress free environment.
- The HVCBA scheme is devised and regulated by the RMS
- Trainers are trained and accredited by the RMS
Driver Knowledge Test
The Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) must be completed before undertaking any HVCBA training even when upgrading from one licence to another.
- If you are applying for a heavy vehicle licence and are using Prescribed Medication or have a medical Condition then you should check with the RMS to see if you need to obtain medical approval before obtaining a heavy vehicle licence.
- When sitting for your Driver Knowledge Test you should take an RMS eye test because your licence will not be issued until you have been tested.
- If you have an interstate licence you must change it over to a NSW licence before you can do any truck training or assessment.
- If you have an overseas licence you need to supply proof concerning the vehicles you are licenced to drive overseas, and apply for written approval from the RMS.
There are two levels of DKT for heavy vehicle licencing:
Rigid for licence classes LR, MR and HR
Combination for licence classes HC, MC
The RMS provides the following information on their website:
Whether you live in Coffs Harbour, Yamba, Maclean, Grafton, Woolgoolga,
Bellingen, Dorrigo, Urunga, Macksville, Nambucca or further afield
For further information please ring our office on
(02) 6654 0877
Our aim is to equip drivers with the skills to become a safe and responsible road users