WT & R (wheels, tracks & rollers) LICENCE ENDORSEMENT COURSE

This course will provide anyone who drives a special type of vehicle that isn't a forkift on the road with basic skills and knowledge to do so safely and legally

Course Aim

To provide anyone who drives a special type of vehicle that isn't a forklift on a road with the required skills and knowledge for safe operation in any applicable environment.

Note:  The definition of a road, for the application of transport laws is very broad.  It includes not only streets and highways, but also any place the public has access to - including bridges, culverts, beaches, riverbeds, reserve lands, wharves and road shoulders.

Who needs a W, T or R Licence Endorsement?

  • Anyone who drives a special type vehicle that isn't o forklift on a road - Refer NZ Transport Agency Factsheet No 40 for more details. (www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/factsheet/40) 

  • A separate endorsement applies for each of Wheels (W), Tracks (T) and Rollers (R).

How do I get a W, T or R Licence Endorsement?

  • Successfully complete a WTR endorsement course with us, an approved training provider.

  • On successful completion of the course the participant will be issued with a New Zealand Transport Agency certificate.  To obtain a W, T or R Licence endorsement this certificate needs to be produced to a licencing agency (eg. AA, VTNZ or VINZ) and the following requirements have to be met.

  • Complete the application form and pay the NZTA Licencing fees.

  • Undergo an eyesight test.

  • Provide identification and proof of your address.

What do I need to have before I can get a W, T or R Licence Endorsement?

You must hold a full New Zealand Class 1 (car) licence.

How long does the course take and what is involved?

  • Pre-course study (pre-course study material will be emailed to you once you have booked into the course).

  • Normally two to three hours of in-class theory and practical tests.

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).

  • Note: These NZTA approved courses cover the road rules and basic handling skills.  They are not a replacement for courses covering OSH or skill requirements.