Heavy Vehicle Driver Training Courses

One-on-One Tuition - The Barkly Difference

For more than 40 years, Barkly Driving School has provided high quality, comprehensive professional heavy vehicle driver training to thousands of students. Our programs are unique: unlike most driving schools, Barkly’s truck driving instruction is conducted on a private, one-on-one basis.

There is never more than one student in a truck. You won’t find groups of students crowded into a truck for observation time, as with many schools.

Observation time simply means that students sit in the truck and watch each other drive. Trucking schools often do this to cut their own costs and artificially inflate the total hours of behind the wheel training most of which is not student driving. Barkly believes observation time offers minimal instructional value.

We believe you learn to drive by driving, not watching. At Barkly the focus is on you. We value our students, their safety and their training. Barkly does not compromise this to save money by training several students in a truck. Your training is too important to us. Contact us to talk about the Barkly difference.

As of January, 2015 all students undertaking any form of training must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. This can be obtained at www.usi.gov.au. If you have any problems obtaining a USI please contact the USI office on 13 38 73.

To avoid incorrect data entry, once a USI number has been created, an automated reply from the USI Registry either via email or text message containing the USI number must be brought in and shown to our office staff during enrolment.

To view the Privacy Notice relating to the information provided as part of the USI please see: USI Privacy Notice.

Heavy Vehicle Driver Training Courses

Courses for all heavy vehicle categories are tailored to suit the customers needs and timeframes. All courses are conducted from our location or off-site depending on the needs of the client.

Major elements of all schedule heavy vehicle courses include:

  • Road law and regulations
  • System of vehicle control
  • Skill maneuvers
  • On-road practical driving
  • Driver attitude
  • Licence test assessment.
  • A ratio of 1 student per Instructor.

For customers who cannot afford the time off or the upfront costs of all scheduled courses, Barkly Driving School offers competency based training on an individual basis.

Heavy Vehicle Driver Training Courses

List of Courses

Our current courses are listed below. For more information on a course, click the link.

Additional Costs: (incl. 10% GST if applicable)

Licence Fee (Vic Roads) $30.30
The Victorian Bus & Truck Handbook $15.00
Knowledge re-tests $35.00
Knowledge Test Verbal $100.00

All fees are subject to price rise without notice.


For more information or to book a course

call us on  03 9361 2000