Licence Endorsement(s): "W" Wheels, "R" Rollers, "T" Tracks

This course is designed to cover all three (3) endorsements, however if Trainees only require their Wheel, Roller or Track endorsement they will still participate in this training class but only sit the relevant assessment.

Who needs a Wheels (W), Rollers (R) or Tracks (T) endorsement?

If you’re driving a special type of vehicle, that isn't a Forklift, on a road then you are required to have the necessary skills and knowledge in the safe operation and use of the special type vehicle.

For more information visit NZ Transport Agency - Factsheet: Applying for an R, T or W endorsement

So, what's a road?

The definition of a road, for the application of transport laws is very board. It includes not only roads, highways and streets, but also any place the general public has access too. This includes beaches, riverbeds, reserve lands, wharves, road shoulders, bridges and culverts.

What is the aim of this course?

  • This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate a special type vehicle.
  • To enable you, upon successfull completion of the course requirements, to apply for your "W", "R", and/or "T" driver licence endorsement(s).

Are they all seperate endorsements?

Yes, each is a seperate endorsement.

Am I eligible to sit this course?

If you hold a Full Class 1 New Zealand Car Licence, then you are eligible to sit this course.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the course?

Yes. You are required to bring with you safety shoes / boots and a high viz vest. Due to health and safety reasons you will not be able to take part in the practical assessment without these, and therefore would be unable to complete the assessment procedure.

How long does this course take?

  • Self-directed study with pre-course material, which is emailed to you once you have booked and paid for your chosen endorsements;
  • Approximately three (3) hours of in-class theory assessment (closed book);
  • Practical test (depends on experience).

What unit standards are covered?

16701 - Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for endorsement W (Wheels);

16702 - Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for endorsement R (Rollers);

16703 - Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for endorsement T (Tracks).

These NZTA approved courses cover the road rules and basic handling skills only. 

Can I have this course added to my Record of Learning?

Yes, and our course includes the NZQA credit registration fees (for the relevant endorsements chosen).

What's the assessment process?

Our course includes pre-course study material (emailed to you prior to your course date), a closed book in-class assessment, and a practical assessment.

Once I've completed the course, do I have my W, R and/or T endorsement(s)?

No. On successful completion of the course you will receive a course certificate for your relevant endorsement(s). On its own this certificate is not a licence or an endorsement. You must take it to a licensing agent (VTNZ, AA, VINZ) and have them added to your licence. There is an additional fee for each endorsement, which is payable to the licensing agent.

In addition, you will be required to provide identification and proof of your address, and may be required to undergo an eye test.

YOU MUST present the course certificate to a licensing agent within 60 days - otherwise you will have to pay for and re-sit the course again.

How do I apply for my W, R and/or T endorsement?

You need to visit a licencing agency; and

You need to:

Note: your endorsement will expire on the same date as your driver licence.

How long are W, R and/or T endorsements valid for?

Current licencing laws state that they are renewed at the same time as you renew your New Zealand Drivers licence. You do not currently have to resit an assessment (unless you do not renew them and wish to add them to your licence at a later date).

What is NOT included in your course?

Our course fees do not include:

- NZTA or licensing agency fees;

- Eyesight or medical fees.

Where do you hold courses?

We hold private courses, onsite at your facility, anywhere in New Zealand. We are happy to chat with you about your requirements - contact us to discuss.

How many trainees do you allow per training session?

Training sessions at your facility will be dependant on your room size availability (and Health & Safety requirements).

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