Best (Cheapest) Way to Get a HR License?

I'm looking to get my HR license in WA,had my C class license for years.
Will be buying a small pantech truck for personal use so I may be able to use that to train in if necessary.
Just wondering if anyone has any advice on the most cost effective method?
Quite happy to do as much study as possible on my own.

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    Approach a HR licenced driver, explain the situation, and ask if they want an off sider to work with them for free in exchange for teaching them.

    Worked for a friend and now they drive B Doubles.

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    Buy a smaller pantech. If you get one hat has a GVM of under 4.5 tonnes, you don’t need to upgrade your license at all. What are you hauling for personal use that requires something larger than that? I was thinking race car transport?

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      Going to convert it into a stealth RV.
      I would just get a Van, but I'm very tall, so there's only a couple of high roof models I could stand in the back of, and they're rare and expensive on the second hand market, especially now in this weird Covid economy.

      Would prefer one under 4.5t but don't want to limit myself in case a bigger one comes up that's a great deal, plus I want a HR license anyway.

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        I don't know about WA, but in NSW, you have to go through a registered training organization for your HR. You can't just get someone to show you. Best idea would be to google training places and call them about pricing and just pick the one that offers the best package and price.

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    Join the WA Bush Fire Service or SES - NSW RFS paid for my HR license :) - I paid them back in many hours of volunteer work.

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      Good idea, win-win.

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    Some bus companies advertise for drivers and will offer training if you don't have a HR licence.