Overview – Class 2 up to 18,000kg

Do the NZTA approved Class 2 truck licence course at AMS Group and cut out the learner licence period. We will sort out everything you require to sit for a Class 2 truck licence.

This allows you to drive a vehicle up to 18,000kgs or a vehicle with two axles.

Our course includes both a Class 2 Learners and a Class 2 Full licence. We will manage the entire licencing process for you at one fixed price. Our price includes theory training, learner licence fees and a driver training practical assessment.

In our approved truck and heavy vehicle licence course we will include a logbook unit standard (unless you can prove you have sat it with an NZTA approved provider within the last twelve months and we are happy with your current standard), and the Class 2 unit standard (17574) which consists of both theory and practical.

Let us take care of the whole process for you.

If you already hold your Class 2 learners licence (2L) or your 24089 is current then you may qualify for further course time reductions. Please see below or contact one of our team to discuss your options.

Having your Class 2 Full licence will allow you to sit your Class 4 licence once you have held it for at least six months if under 25 (three months if over 25 years).


  • You will need to have had held a full NZ car licence for at least six months.
  • Important: You will need to provide a driver’s medical*
  • If you do not have your truck learners licence you MUST register for the 3 day course

*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 for any reason, this is not required. You will need to provide evidence.


1 – 3 days plus an assessment drive booking time. The number of days required depend on prior training. The assessment drive is usually booked on the Friday. But can be arranged at your convenience. Please refer to the table and the requirements below:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2L Learners Licence Theory. Sit your licence test when youare ready. No course time scheduled. Additional day to sit and pass the 2L if required and to study course material as recommended. Logbook & Fatigue 24089* Class 2 Licence theory and practice drives (unit standard 17574) Book a time for a practical drive and assessment. Allow 2 hours.

*If you hold unit standard 24089, it is current and you can provide evidence, you can qualify for the reduced course options below.


3 Day Course + Assessment Drive

$1091.30 + GST ($1255 Incl. GST)

Note: Includes a learners licence fee of $93.90 incl. GST. If you do not have Unit Standard 24089 Logbook and Fatigue (current) or your 2L learners licence you MUST select this option. The assessment drive can be booked on the Friday of your licence course, please refer to the table above.

2 Day Course + Assessment Drive

$900.87 + GST ($1036 Incl. GST)

Note: You must hold unit standard 24089 Logbook and Fatigue (current) to qualify for the 2 day option. The cost to sit your 2L is included in the cost shown above. The assessment drivecan be booked on the Friday of your licence course, please refer to the table above.

1 Day Course + Assessment Drive

$709.66 + GST ($816 Incl. GST)

Note: You MUST hold your class 2 learners licence and unit standard 24089 Logbook and Fatigue (current) to qualify for the 1 day option. The assessment drive can be booked on the Friday of your licence course, please refer to the table above

Practical Truck Training & Lessons

$160 + GST per hour ($184 per hour incl. GST).


If you are unable to complete the assessment drive, your trainer will make recommendations on reassessment or additional training requirements. Please note that reassessment fees may apply.

Important Note

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.

The certificate is not a valid Class 2 truck licence.

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.