If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers
Who is eligible to book for the safer drivers course?
Every lesson is tailored to the needs of the driver – from learners taking the wheel for the very first time or that have already driven 50 hours, to those that have been driving for most of their life.
Why should I choose your driving school for my lessons or course?
How do I book the course?
Is there a course in my area?
How long after completing module 1 must I complete module 2?
How much does a lesson or course cost?
Can I complete individual modules on their own?
Can I complete module 2 (on road training) in my own car?
Do Members get a discount?
What happens if I need to reschedule or cancel my already booked course?
Are there lessons in your area?
How do you book the course?
What is the difference between a driving test and driving assessment?
A driving test is carried out by the RMS at a local motor registry 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 RMS standards.
These assessments must be completed prior to you turning 85, and then every two years thereafter.
What do I need to know about the RMS licence system?
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 li-cence 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 RMS, 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.