Driver training FAQs

The answers to our most common driving school and licences related questions.

Safer Drivers Course

The Safer Drivers Course is designed to work in conjunction with the current NSW learner log book system.

This Transport for NSW course is designed to establish safer driving practices for learner drivers under the age of 25, who are statistically most at risk of a fatal accident once they get their provisional licence. The course is educational, enjoyable and will help you develop safe driving practices that will go beyond your licence test.

To be eligible, the driver must have a NSW learner licence, be under the age of 25, and have completed a minimum of 50 hours of on road log book driving – not inclusive of bonus hours accrued through (3 for 1) structured professional instruction.

You can view all available locations and sessions and book online in just a few simple steps. Simply select your preferred location, session and complete your payment securely via our online system.

Our instructors run courses across NSW in Ballina, Belmont, Blacktown, Bondi Junction, Brookvale, Burwood, Campbelltown, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Casula, Chatswood, Coffs Harbour, Erina, Gymea, Hornsby, Hurstville, Lismore, Maitland, Narrabeen, Narrandera, Newcastle, Parramatta, Penrith, Toronto, Tuggerah, Wagga Wagga, West Ryde, West Wyalong and Wollongong.
The course will help learners have a better understanding of low-risk driving strategies such as speed management, gap selection, hazard awareness and safe following distances; ultimately preparing you for when you drive unsupervised on your Ps. Learners will also receive 20 hours of log book credit upon completion of the course.
The Safer Drivers Course costs $140.00 (incl. GST). The cost of the course has been subsidised by Transport for NSW.
Please ensure that you bring your NSW Learner Licence and logbook; all other course materials will be supplied on the day. A dual-controlled vehicle is supplied for the Module 2 session.
The Safer Drivers Course is 5 hours in duration over two modules. Module 1 is a three-hour group discussion session with other learner drivers, where you’ll learn how to manage risks on the road. Module 2 is a two-hour in-vehicle coaching session with a driving instructor and another learner so you can learn a range of practical low-risk driving behaviours.
Depending on availability at your preferred course location, Module 2 may need to be completed on a different date.
To begin Module 2, you’ll need the knowledge gained in module 1. In order to get the 20 hour reduction to the log book, both modules must be completed in order, and within a month.
Whilst the Module 2 component of the course is predominantly offered with auto transmission vehicles, we do offer a select few of Module 2 sessions with manual transmission vehicles. Please check for availability of these sessions at your preferred course location and select a manual transmission session when booking.

Rescheduling or cancelling is free of charge if done more than 5 days before the module 1 booking. You can reschedule or cancel your course booking by logging into your account to reschedule the session to a preferred time and date if made within the 5 day period – subject to availability. 

Cancelations within 5 days will forfeit the full course fee.

If you need to reschedule an already scheduled module 2 session after already completing module 1, you will be required to pay the full course fee of $140 (incl. GST).

No shows will also forfeit the full course fee.

The NSW government is able to fund the Safer Drivers Course for current Health Care and Pensioner Concession card holders under 25 years of age.

For more information on how to apply please view the Application process for Health Care and Concession card holders.

Senior drivers

Our team of experience driving instructors can provide you with the right skills and confidence to keep your life moving. We’re qualified to offer refresher lessons and formal driver assessments to prepare you for any upcoming driving tests as part of the NSW and ACT licensing system

You can can book refresher lessons or formal driver assessments online in just a few simple steps. Simply select your preferred location, session and complete your payment securely via our online system. Alternatively, you can also call 1300 696 762 for bookings.

A driving test is carried out by Transport for NSW at a local Service NSW centre in order to adhere to their licence system requirements. The tests are practical driving test with eight fail items. You must successfully pass all fail items to pass the test. A modified licence will be issued after three failed attempts. This test must be completed prior to you turning 85, and then every two years thereafter. A driving assessment is carried out by a licensed driving instructor with a senior assessor qualification. These assessments are usually conducted from your home and on your local streets. You can have as many assessments as you like on the proviso you don't perform a serious fail based on the TfNSW standards.

These assessments must be completed prior to you turning 85, and then every two years thereafter.

If you’re a NSW and ACT driver 75 years and older you’re required to have an annual medical examination to retain your licence. If 85 years and older, you must decide whether to keep your unrestricted licence or switch it to a modified licence.

An unrestricted licence requires you to complete a practical driving test or assessment every two years.

On renewal, senior drivers can chose a modified licence with certain conditions – pending negotiations with the TfNSW, i.e. a 'home to town' driving condition could be put in place. Modified licence holders aren’t required to undertake driving tests or assessments.