Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment Scheme (HVCBA)

Under the HVCBA program, accredited Registered Training Organisations (RTO) employ RMS approved Trainers and Assessors to complete training and assessment for heavy vehicle licences.

Applying to become an RTO

Find out everything you need to apply for accreditation as a Registered Training Organisation under the HVCBA.

Tools for RTOs

Are you looking to upgrade to a heavy vehicle licence?

See Getting a heavy vehicle licence for information.

What is the HVCBA Scheme?

Under regulation 59 of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017 (NSW), Roads and Maritime Services established the Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) Scheme for the purpose of assessing Applicants for the issue, reissue or renewal of a Heavy Vehicle Licence.

HVCBA with an accredited provider is the primary method for applicants to obtain a heavy vehicle licence in NSW. A provider is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that has applied to Roads and Maritime to be accredited to conduct training and assessments of applicants for a heavy vehicle licence, and to issue Certificates of Competence in respect of applicants for a heavy vehicle licence.

HVCBA has been designed to allow for greater flexibility to best suit industry needs. Applicants that undertake HVCBA have the ability to select their own HVCBA provider, learn and be assessed in a vehicle of their choice and arrange their own appointment times.

In some areas, applicants are also offered the option of undertaking a Roads and Maritime heavy vehicle driving test at a Service NSW service centre.

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