R T W Endorsement

Courses run regularly, call us for the next course date.

Clients who wish to gain their R, T or W Licence Endorsement, can do so by attending one of our courses, (Must hold a minimum of a FULL Class 1 Licence to gain the endorsement(s).
This is a 4 hour course, depending on previous operation experience. The course consists of -

Theory Presentation:

  • Description of Special-Type Vehicles,
  • Legal Requirements for Special-Type Vehicles,
  • Vehicle Pre-Start Checks,
  • Maneuvering and Operating a Special-Type Vehicle,
  • Hazard Recognition and Site Safety, and
  • Parking and Securing the Special-Type Vehicle

Written Assessment:

Individuals are required to correctly answer all questions relating to the vehicle they are gaining their endorsement for. This is a NZTA / NZQA assessment, and will be conducted at the end of the theory presentation.

Practical Operating Assessment:

This involves a driving / operation test conducted in the workplace, whereby the individual is required to display their ability to competently operate and maneuver the vehicle. This could include the use of the bucket / blade etc; during the assessment.


  • Your own safety boots
  • All students are required to bring their National Student Number (NSN) with them to the course.  If you do not know the number you can contact the NZQA prior to attending the course, call 0800 697 296 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.  Or contact them via their website New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and use the chat bot.

    If you haven't done a course in NZ you won't have a NSN, we will apply for one for you.  If you are having problems getting your NSN we can help you.


$420 + GST. ( R, T & W Endorsement)

Single Endorsement $200 + GST


8am – 1pm, or until assessments are completed based on previous experience.


Successful individuals will receive a NZTA Driver Licence certificate, which they need to present to a Licence Testing Agency, in order to receive their endorsement(s).

(Note: fee: $62.10 per endorsement.)

NZQA Unit Standards:

This course covers the following NZQA Unit Standards;

Course Details
16701:Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for Endorsement W (Wheels) Level 3, Credits 3
16702:Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for Endorsement R (Rollers) Level 3, Credits 3
16703:Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for Endorsement T (Tracks) Level 3, Credits 3

All credits are reported to NZQA for recording on your Record of Achievement, once the course has been completed successfully.

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