Courses We Offer

Please note, at present we are only operating ONLINE Courses. We offer all three Major Courses for ACT Learner Drivers . We also offer a brand new COMBO Safer Driver Course PLUS Vulnerable Road User Program ONLINE every Sunday morning for your convenience at 10am until 2.30pm for a great price of $209. Save $30 by doing both Courses together and receive 30 hours towards your required driving hours. Scroll down for more details. All courses (except the practical Part Two of The Safer Driver Course) are conducted online using Zoom. We also GUARANTEE that Part Two of the Safer Driver Course will be finished within a few days of doing Part One online, if the Student requires. These courses have been approved by the ACT Government as approved Licenced Training Courses under section 15 (1) (b) of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2000

The ACT Safer Driver Course is available for learners aged under 25 at the time their Learner licence was issued. It consists of a theory component of 2.5 hours in a workshop environment followed, within a few days, by a Part Two practical driving component. The course the is aimed at reducing risky driving behaviors before driving solo. The practical driving component is undertaken with an ACT Accredited Instructor and is included in the price of the Course. This course will provide participants with TWENTY HOURS towards their required driving hours (see below). Course cost is $179 total. Pay online securely at the time of booking by PayPal or Credit or Debit Card.
TO BOOK THIS COURSE JUST CLICK ON "BOOK A COURSE" AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.
The Pre-Learner Licence Course is a mandatory training course for those who wish to obtain an ACT Learner Licence. The purpose of the course is to ensure a person has adequate knowledge of safe driving practices and road laws prior to obtaining a Learner Licence. The Course consists of 4 modules, delivered over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm) OR 2 nights (Monday and Tuesday 5pm to 10pm) (10 hours total). OUR COURSE ALSO INCLUDES TWO FREE ONLINE KNOWLEDGE TESTS. To successfully complete the course, participants must also pass the Road Rules Knowledge Test. Cost is $169 total. Pay online securely using PayPal or Credit or Debit Card.
TO BOOK THIS COURSE JUST CLICK ON "BOOK A COURSE" AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.
The ACT Vulnerable Road User Program is available for any new Learner Driver. It consists of a component of self-directed learning that is to be completed before attending the class for a two-hour workshop. The course is focused on safely sharing the road with cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Completing this course will provide TEN HOURS towards the required driving hours. The course is available to learner drivers of all ages (see below). Course cost is $60 total. Pay online securely at the time of booking by PayPal or Credit or Debit Card. TO BOOK THIS COURSE JUST CLICK ON "BOOK A COURSE" AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.

Safer and Vulnerable 30 Hour Value Package

General

Our most popular Course for Learner drivers. Bookings are always filling fast so be quick to book as spaces are limited. Participants can now choose to combine both the ACT Safer Driver Course and the ACT Vulnerable Road User Program into a single workshop which can be completed in a single online session of four and a half hours (Sundays 10am to 2.30pm. This will be followed by the Safer Driver Course Part Two practical component (drive) which will be arranged between the student and the Accredited Driving Instructor for a time convenient to both. Part Two (practical drive) will be completed within a few days of finishing Part One of the Course should the student require. No more hanging around and trying to book in your practical drive! 

The second part, the practical drive, unlike other Providers, will be conducted between an Accredited ACT Instructor and yourself only. You will not be sharing the vehicle, during the practical drive, with other students. We have decided that this is the best way to go during these uncertain times.

Also, choosing to do both of these together, participants can save $30 and receive 30HOURS towards their required driving hours. Please note, We are only doing online courses at the moment. We will open up “Classroom Face-to-Face Courses” further down the track, when Covid restrictions are relaxed. The Combo Course is available every Sunday morning at 10am, and now, due to popular demand, selected Thursday evenings.

Eligibility

All participants must have held their Learner Licence for a period of at least THREE MONTHS. Your Learner Licence must show that you were under the age of 25 at the time it was issued (or renewed). It is recommended that participants have at least 30 hours with a driving supervisor OR 10 hours with an Accredited Driving Instructor.

The Package

This package is intended to make you safer on the road and more aware of your surroundings, allowing you to comfortably share the road with Vulnerable Road Users. Again, be quick to avoid disappointment, as this package is selling out fast. Course cost is $209 total. Pay online securely at the time of booking by PayPal or Credit or Debit Card (using STRIPE). TO BOOK THIS COURSE JUST CLICK ON “BOOK A COURSE” AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND FOLLOW  INSTRUCTIONS.

 

 Online Courses Using Zoom

What are my requirements if I choose to do a Course online ?

Download the free ZOOM app here: https://www.zoom.us/download

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ

WHEN BOOKING A COURSE, PLEASE MAKE SURE PAYMENT IS MADE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING, OTHERWISE THE SYSTEM WILL AUTOMATICALLY DELETE YOUR BOOKING AFTER TEN MINUTES. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT SOMETIMES STUDENTS BOOK A TEMPORARY SPACE AND THEN FORGET TO PAY, (OR INTEND TO PAY LATER, BUT FORGET), WHICH LEAVES ONE LESS SPOT FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO ATTEND THE CLASS.

When you book for the Pre-Learner Licence Course, you will be required to complete it over TWO CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS. All our Pre-Learner Licence Courses, at present,  are run weekly, on a Monday 5pm to 10pm (Part One) and  the next night, Tuesday 5pm to 10pm (Part Two) or Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm for your convenience (during certain times). Shortly after booking, you will receive email confirmation on booking and payment. The email will only mention the Monday (Part One) but will also cover your booking for the Tuesday (Part Two) session as well. You will need to complete both consecutive nights online, as well as successfully completing the Road Rules Knowledge Test, to pass the Course. Note: We will be running extra Pre-Learner Licence Courses during School Holidays.

You will need a desktop computer (preferred) or a Laptop, iPad, an iPhone, with a built-in camera.  We will send you more details about the Knowledge Test by email. We will also email your Student Workbook and other Course materials to you the same day you sign up for the Course.

Before your Course date, usually the night before, we will send you a ZOOM link which you can then use to join the class.

During the workshop you will need to be aware of external noise. You may mute your microphone at any time but please be considerate of others in the group who are there to study and complete the course. Once you start a course, you must finish to be eligible for the certificate. The Course is both fun and very informative!

Making Our Roads Safer For New Drivers

Our new and young drivers are over-represented in road crashes. To make our roads safer for new drivers a range of changes have been made, which apply to all learner and provisional licences issued or renewed from 1 January 2020. Some of the changes include:

  • Required driving hours for learners:
    • If you are under 25 when you are issued with your learner licence you must undertake a minimum of 100 supervised driving hours, including a minimum of 10 hours at night-time.
    • If you are 25 or older when issued with your learner licence you must undertake a minimum of 50 supervised driving hours, including a minimum of five hours at night-time.
  • Introduction of a mandatory Hazard Perception Test.
  • Introduction of a two staged provisional licence:
    • A red P plate for the first 12 months (P1) with late night peer passenger restrictions.
    • A green P plate for the remaining two years (P2). If you are 25 or older when you are issued with your provisional licence, you will be a P2 for the entire three-year provisional licence period.
  • Reduced demerit point threshold for learner drivers from 12 points to four points.
  • A provisional driver will no longer be able to increase their demerit point threshold or be exempt from displaying P-Plates.

Frequently Asked Questions

SPECIAL NEEDS ?

We can always help. Course attendees with special needs, for example, hearing impairment, attention and behavioral issues, intellectual or learning difficulties, poor literacy, low-level language skills, or lack of computer skills may use the assistance of a family member/carer. Contact us beforehand, giving us at least a weeks notice, and, in very special cases, we may be able to provide  the assistance of an appropriate professional to help better understand the course content and the Road Rules Knowledge Test.

Pre-Learner Licence Course

What is the purpose of the Course ?

The purpose of the Course is to ensure that each participant has adequate knowledge of safe driving practices and road rules before obtaining a Learner Licence. Please note, we are only doing online courses at the moment. We will open up “Classroom Face-to-Face Courses” further down the track, when Covid restrictions are relaxed.

What does the Course involve ?

The Course consists of FOUR learning modules, delivered over two evenings (5 hours each evening, 10 hours total). At present all Pre-Learner Licence Courses are conducted online and run every week on a Monday (Part One)  and Tuesday (Part Two) both from 5pm to 10pm or Saturday and Sunday 4pm to 9pm and also some Thursday and Friday  evenings (during school holidays) from 5pm to 10pm. The Course also contains a multiple-choice quiz based on course content, and a Road Rules Knowledge Test, based on the Road rules Handbook. You can practice the Road Rules Knowledge Test by clicking here.

We would also advise you to download the booklet “Preparing Your Pre-Learner For Driving” which will be useful in your early stages of preparation for the course. Also, the booklet “Learning Through Practice” is a valuable tool for the Learner and Supervisor, along with “Supervising a Learner driver

The course addresses a range of topics including the following :
a) responsibilities and consequences of holding or losing a driver licence;
b) getting ready for the road;
c) crash types and contributing factors;
d) the complexity of the driving task;
e) risk and hazard recognition, the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving;
f) making choices about safe road use, including the safety of vulnerable road users
g) road rules, safe vehicle choices, preparing for a trip (Vehicle, Driver, Route, Journey), Managing Fatigue.

What is the Road Rules Knowledge test ?

The Road rules Knowledge Test is a computerized, self-correcting test consisting of 35 multiple-choice questions. If you do not pass the Road Rules Knowledge Test on your first attempt, you will need to do the test again. Included in your course fees are TWO FREE attempts (as per government directive) at the Road Rules Knowledge Test. Each attempt thereafter will attract a fee of $40. The test may only be attempted twice in a single day. Here is a link to the ACT Road Rules Handbook.

What are my requirements in order to complete the Course ?

You must be at least 15 years and 9 months old before you can obtain a Learner Licence.

In order to successfully complete the course a person must:
• complete all FOUR learning modules;

• pass the Road Rules Knowledge Test.

Also, participants must pass the included Quiz (separate from the Knowledge Test, 50% pass mark).

I have difficulty reading or speaking or understanding English, or using a computer, can you help ?

Yes, we can. You can email us to book a special test. Please give us at least a week’s notice to arrange help in special circumstances..

What do I do after successfully completing the Course ?

You will be issued with Course and Road Rules Knowledge Test completion certificates which you can then take to Access Canberra, together with proof of identity and proof of residency.  You will then be issued with your learner driver licence which will be valid for five years from date of issue.

  • Some form of I.D.  This needs to be a primary form if identification -such as a passport. (see ACT Road Rules Handbook Page 6).
  • Have a pen or pencil and some paper handy..

Safer Driver Course

Please note, this Course is scheduled to run once a month on a Thursday evening online from 6pm to 8.30pm (check available dates on the booking calendar). Part Two (the practical driving with an Accredited Instructor) will be arranged following completion of Part one. This will take place within a few days of completing Part One. You can choose to do the “COMBO COURSE” (see above) which includes the Safer Driver Course and will give you 30 HOURS towards your required hours.

Why is there a Safer Driver Course?

– Research has shown that young drivers are at greatest risk of crashing in the first six months of independent driving. Younger drivers in the ACT (aged 15-29 years) remain disproportionately represented in casualties, being 35% of all vehicle controller casualties, but only 24% of licence holders. Please note, we are only doing online courses at the moment. We will open up “Classroom Face-to-Face Courses” further down the track, when Covid restrictions are relaxed.
– This course builds your awareness of safe driving behaviours and attitudes that lead to better resilience and low risk driving choices. This will help you become a safer driver as you progress to a provisional licence and independent driving.
– The sessions are designed to be interactive and engaging. You need to participate in all the activities and discussions to get the most out of this course.
– Successful completion of this course counts as 20 of your required driving hours.
Purpose
– This workshop will help you to develop a better understanding of safe driving, which in turn helps you develop safer driving behaviours.
– While it’s critical that you build technical driving skills, your attitude when driving is also very important.
– This workshop will explore your risks as a young driver and help you develop strategies to become a safer driver.
Outcomes
By the end of this workshop, you will:
– understand that you’re at the highest risk of crashing when you first transition from supervised to independent driving.
– understand that you can reduce your risk of crashing by adopting safe driving behaviours, minimising risk taking, and making low risk on-road decisions.
– understand your vulnerabilities and the relationship between typical poor novice driving behaviours (such as following behaviour, gap selection, hazard perception, speed selection and distraction) and increased crash risk.
– understand and build resilience to the effect that peer influence and passenger behaviour can have on crash risks.
-develop strategies to address risks such as driving at night, drugs and alcohol, and general lifestyle pressures that can lead to speeding, driver distraction and fatigue.
Eligibility to participate
All participants must have held their Learner Licence for a period of at least THREE MONTHS. Your Learner Licence must show that you were under the age of 25 at the time it was issues (or renewed).
How much driving experience should I have before taking this Course ?
It is recommended that participants have at least 30 hours with a driving supervisor OR 10 hours with an Accredited Driving Instructor
What can I expect ?
The Safer Driver Course consists of a Part One two-and-a-half- hour workshop and a Part Two practical driving session with an Accredited ACT Driving Instructor. Please be aware that this practical session is not a driving lesson. The second part, the practical drive, unlike other Providers, will be conducted between an Accredited ACT Instructor and yourself only. You will not be sharing the vehicle, during the practical drive, with other students, unlike most other Providers. We have decided that this is the best way to go during these uncertain times. The objective of this Course is to reduce the risk of participants being involved in an accident, before graduating to their P-Plates, by observing, then practicing low-risk driving techniques. 
What are my requirements in order to complete the Course ?
Two things: a) active participation in the Course and b)  completion of the practical driving session within a 30-day period of completing the workshop. We aim to complete Part two within a few days of completing the Workshop if convenient to both parties.
I have difficulty reading or speaking or understanding English, or using a computer, can you help ?
Yes, we can. You can email us to book a special test. Please give us at least one week’s notice to arrange this.
What do I do after successfully completing the Course ?
You will be issued with Course completion certificate which you can then take to Access Canberra, together with proof of identity and proof of residency and your Logbook.  You will then be credited with 20 hours of ACT logbook experience.
For real value, consider doing the Combo package above and receive 30 of your required hours.
 
  • Your ACT Driver Licence.
  • Your Logbook (for Part Two “Practical Drive”.
  • Have something to write with and some paper handy.

Vulnerable Road User Program

The Program

Please note this Course is scheduled to run once a week on a  Sunday morning online from 8.30am to 10am. Check available dates on the booking calendar.

The Vulnerable Road User Program is available for any learner driver.  The VRU Program is designed to engage with new drivers to give them greater insight, awareness and respect for motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians to reduce the risk of harm to these vulnerable road users. These road users are vulnerable because they do not benefit from the level of crash protection other vehicles have and therefore are at a higher risk of being injured or killed in a road crash. Drivers of cars or larger vehicles are often the greatest risk to VRUs. Please note, we are only doing online courses at the moment. We will open up “Classroom Face-to-Face Courses” further down the track, when Covid restrictions are relaxed.
Motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians are all legitimate road users and have the same rights and responsibilities for using the road as motorists. As more Canberrans choose active travel options, we are not only improving health and wellbeing but also promoting sustainable transport. It is important that we recognise the role that these road users play in improving congestion on our roads and improving road safety in the ACT. In simple terms, the less we have people driving, the fewer crashes that will occur. If just 10% of Canberrans changed to non-car transport modes, we could expect to see dramatic decreases in the number of crashes on ACT roads.
VRUs remain overrepresented in road user casualty figures, which includes injuries and fatalities as a result of crashes. Over the last 10 years, there has been an average of 630 serious injuries and ten fatalities on ACT roads each year. Of these, VRUs have represented 40% of all casualties. This program will greatly increase your awareness of other road users and help make you a more considerate driver. Successful completion of the program will provide 10 hours towards the required driving hours.
Eligibility to participate

All participants must have held their Learner Licence for a period of at least THREE MONTHS.

Do I need to do anything before arriving at the workshop ?

Yes ! You must complete the one-hour workbook( we will send this to you) and bring it with you to the Course. You can download the workbook by clicking here.

What can I expect ?

The Vulnerable Road User Program includes both a component of self-directed learning (completed before arriving for the Program) and a two-hour workshop, which includes both theory and practical components.

What are my requirements in order to complete the Course ?

Two things: a) active participation in the workshop and b)  completion of the self-directed learning component prior to attending the workshop.

I have difficulty reading or speaking or understanding English, or using a computer, can you help ?

Yes, we can. You can email us to book a special test. Please give us at least three days notice to arrange this.

What do I do after successfully completing the Course ?

You will be issued with Course completion certificate which you can then take to Access Canberra, together with your Logbook.  You will then be credited with 10 hours of ACT logbook experience.

  • Your ACT Driver Licence.
  • Your completed self-directed workbook (VRU Part One).
  • Part Two of your VRU workbook.
  • Something to write with and some paper.