This course will provide anyone who drives a special type of vehicle that isnt a forklift on the road, with the basic skills and knowledge to do so safely and illegally. 

Train at one of our facilities, or at your own premises. 

Course Aim

To provide anyone who drives a special type 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 an W, T or R Licence Endorsement?

  • Anyone who drives a special type vehicle that isn’t a 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 an W, T or R Licence Endorsement?

  • Successfully complete an “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 an W, T or R Licence endorsement this certificate needs to be produced to a licensing agency (e.g. AA, VTNZ or VINZ) and the following requirements have to be met:​

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

  • Undergo an eyesight test.

  • Provide identification and proof of your address.

What do I need to have before I can get an 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 onto 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.

WT&R (Wheels, Tracks & Rollers)

Licence Endorsement Course