COURSES

We Offer Professional Driving Courses in Wanganui

Red Team Driver Training offer a wide range of driving courses in Wanganui. Whatever your aspirations or professional needs, we offer comprehensive training from experienced experts, enabling you to obtain the qualifications you need to progress in your work. Read below for details of each of our courses, or call us today on 06 327 8336.

Class 2 Licence

A Class 2 truck licence allows you to drive a vehicle up to 18,000kgs or a vehicle with two axles.

You must first get a Class 2 learner licence (Go to Automobile Association/AA – this will cost you). To do this, you must:
  • Have held a full Class 1 licence for at least six months
  • Present a medical certificate
    • 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.
  • Pass a theory test (which is like a scratchy card test)
To get a full Class 2 licence, you must:
  • Hold a Class 2 learner licence and then pass the approved training course (provided by us) for progression to a Class 2 full licence. (This can be done straight after you’ve got your learner licence) OR
  • Have held a Class 2 learner licence for at least six months and then pass a practical test in a Class 2 vehicle at any NZTA licensing agent (VTNZ or AA)
  • 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 (this will cost you)
  • The certificate is not a valid Class 2 truck licence
After having held your full Class 2 licence for six months, or at least three months if you are 25 years of age or over, you can then progress on to either a Class 3 or 4 (your choice as to what truck weight you want to work with). 

Class 4 Licence

A Class 4 truck licence allows you to drive a vehicle over 18,000kgs.

You must first get a Class 4 learner licence (Go to Automobile Association/AA – this will cost you). To do this, you must:
  • Have held a full Class 2 licence for at least six months , or at least three months if you are 25 years of age or over
  • Present a medical certificate
    • 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.
To get a full Class 4 licence, you must:
  • Hold a Class 4 learner licence and then pass the approved training course (provided by us) for progression to a Class 4 full licence. (This can be done straight after you’ve got your learners) OR
  • Have held a Class 4 learner licence for at least six months, or at least three months if you are 25 years of age or over, and then pass a practical test in a Class 4 vehicle at any NZTA licensing agent (VTNZ or AA)
  • 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 (this will cost you)
  • The certificate is not a valid Class 4 truck licence
After having held your full Class 4 licence for six months, or at least three months if you are 25 years of age or over, you can then progress on to a Class 5. You go through the procedure again as mentioned above i.e. learners then full.

Class 5 Licence

A Class 5 truck licence allows you to drive a vehicle combination from 25,000kgs or over.
You must first get a Class 5 learner licence (Go to Automobile Association/AA This will cost you). To do this, you must:
  • Have held a full Class 4 licence for at least six months , or at least three months if you are 25 or over
  • Present a medical certificate
    • 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.
  • Pass a theory test (which is like a scratchy card test)
To get a full Class 5 licence, you must:
  • Hold a Class 5 learner licence and then pass the approved training course (provided by us) for progression to a Class 5 full licence. (This can be done straight after you’ve got your learners) OR
  • Have held a Class 5 learner licence for at least six months and then pass a practical test in a Class 5 vehicle at any NZTA licensing agent (VTNZ or AA)
  • 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 (This will cost you)
  • The certificate is not a valid Class 5 truck licence

Forklift

A Forklift Endorsement allows you to drive a forklift on a “Public Road”. You must have this endorsement on your driver licence to operate a forklift on the road.

Wheels, Tracks & Rollers Endorsements

A Wheels (W), Tracked (T) or Rollers (R) Endorsement allows you to drive these machines on a “Public Road”. Your licence must indicate the type of vehicle (W, T or R) you are permitted to drive on a road.
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