Our students and trainers health and safety are our number one concern

This message is for our valued students, as yours and our team’s health and safety are our number one concern during the current health situation.

Brisbane Heavy Vehicle Training is continuing to follow the advice and guidelines set out by the Department of Health

We are monitoring updates and alerts as described by the Australian Department of Health here:

The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus affecting humans.

Some coronaviruses can cause illness similar to the common cold and others can cause more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This novel coronavirus (Covid-19) is still new and as such we are still learning more about it.

Signs and Symptoms: 

Symptoms reported in identified cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus include:

  • Fever
  • A Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath

 If you experience any symptoms such as those noted above, you will not be allowed to start your truck lesson or any other course. The same applies if you have returned from overseas in last 14 days or have been in contact with someone that is confirmed to have covid-19.

You must answer the above questions honestly when you are asked during the booking process. Or inform Brisbane Heavy Vehicle Training at least the day before a lesson if you have any symptoms.


Stricter hygiene measures have been implemented to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Please observe these conditions:

  • No handshaking (we always value a handshake but no contact at the moment) 
  • Keeping 1.5mtrs away from each other
  • If you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms you must not attend our site or your lesson
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, please do so into the inside of your elbow or an appropriate tissue


  • At the end of each truck lesson, all instructors will disinfect the inside of the truck using disinfectant wipes and sprays. All parts of the truck to be thoroughly wiped down including steering wheel, door handles, gear stick and dashboard.
  • All classroom areas will be wiped down constantly throughout the day.
  • All students will be offered hand sanitiser before each lesson or class. All students will be expected to wash their hands prior to class starting and to also use the sanitiser frequently.
  • Thorough cleaning on all classrooms once a week.
  • Frequent Hand washing of all staff and visitors.
  • If Covid-19 has been confirmed with any student or staff member, all lessons/classes will cease and a thorough deep clean of training site will be carried out using the appropriate sanitising products and process.

This document will be updated as required in accordance with the changing situation and any updated recommendations or requirements. 

If you are concerned at all, do not hesitate to call our team, we are more than happy to answer any of your concerns or questions you might have during this time.


 Before commencing your truck driver training, you must ensure that you are eligible to obtain the licence that you want, i.e. you have held your drivers licence for the prerequisite times and there are no current suspensions or problems with your licence. For HR (Heavy Rigid) — must have held an open or provisional car licence for a continuous period of 2 years or more. Eligibility can be affected by loss of licence, outstanding fines and medical conditions. 

Due to Privacy issues you are the only person that can check your eligibility. We highly recommend that you check your eligibility before you spend a lot of money on truck driver training. If you have recently moved to Queensland from interstate and you have changed your drivers licence over to a Queensland Licence, the Department of Transport and Main Roads may not have your driving history. Therefore, when it comes time for us to book your practical driving test, it will appear on the computerised booking system that you have not held a licence for the required length of time to be eligible to undertake the practical driving test. Providing there are no actual issues with your licence history, it is simply an administrative process. 

You need to authorise the Department of Transport and Main Roads to obtain your driving history. This process normally takes approximately 48 hours, but can take up to a 7 business days.  After this has been done, we will be able to book you in for your test. If you have outstanding traffic fines (SPERS), providing you enter into a payment arrangement with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, you should still be able to proceed with booking a heavy vehicle practical driving test. If you held an overseas drivers licence you will need to provide Department of Transport and Main Roads with a copy and possibly a translation to determine what class of licence you are allowed to undertake

Thank you for the ongoing support to all of our students and community.

Brisbane Heavy Vehicle Training

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