Safer Drivers Course

Safer Drivers Course

Take 20 hours off
your learner logbook

Suspending current and future bookings

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is constantly changing, and based on the recommendations from the NSW Government regarding non-essential services, NRMA Driver Training has suspended all bookings from Monday 23 March 2020.

The health, safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the whole community is our number one priority, and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We thank you for your loyalty and ask that you take all measures to look after yourselves and those around you. We look forward to getting you back on your journey to become a safe and confident driver as soon as possible.

Course details

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

Locations available

The Safer Drivers Course is offered across the Sydney region in Bondi Junction, Brookvale, Burwood, Campbelltown, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Casula, Chatswood, Glebe, HornsbyHurstville, NarrabeenParramatta, Penrith, Rooty Hill, Seven Hills, Turramurra, West Ryde and across Regional NSW in the following areas Albury, Ballina, Belmont, Coffs Harbour, Erina, GriffithLismore, Maitland, NarranderaNewcastle West, Nowra, Tuggerah, Wagga Wagga and Wollongong.

NSW Safer Drivers Course Program

The course consists of two modules:

Module 1: Theory

Learners will be influenced through meaningful peer group discussion to adopt safer driving behaviours. Our trainers facilitate these sessions ensuring each learner walks away with key messaging and strategies to minimise their risk behind the wheel.

Learnings from these sessions are often those not learnt whilst being supervised in a controlled environment.

Course duration: 3 hours Course participants: 6 to 12 people

Module 2: Practical

Learner drivers will put their learnings from Module 1 into practice, in a car with a trainer. The trainer will coach both learners into using their risk management strategies and assisting them to adopt low risk driving behaviours.

Module 2 must be taken within one month of completion of module 1.

Course duration: 2 hours Course participants: 2 people

See available course locations and dates for module 1. Module 2 may need to be completed on a different date.

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What's the price?

The Safer Drivers Course costs $140.00 (incl. GST).

To complete the course, NSW learners must be under 25 and have completed 50 of on road driving hours in their learner logbook, but cannot not include bonus hours.

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Earn up to 40 log book hours of credit#.

Learner drivers who have completed at least 50 log book hours of driving^ will receive 20 hours of log book credit when they complete a safer drivers course. Take 10 hours of professional driving lessons to gain another 20 hours of credit (on top of those 10 hours spent), and you’ll effectively reduce your required hours from 120 down to just 80!

Reducing roads risks and log book hours for learner drivers

This 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. Research has shown that the more supervised practice a learner driver undertakes, the lower their chances of an incident*.

In July 2013, the NSW Government introduced the Safer Drivers Course. We provided industry advice to the NSW Government Advisory Panel that helped to develop it, to ensure the safety and affordability for all learner drivers.

Our driver training schools are approved by the RMS to conduct the course in NSW for learner drivers.

The course is educational, enjoyable and will help you drive more safely!

Check available venues and dates 

Book your Safer Drivers Course today

*Research results from the NSW Government and RMS.
#Learners that have logged at least 50 hours of on road driving can earn up to 20 hours credit from the safer drivers course. A learner driver can record 3 hours of driving experience in their log book for every 1 hour completed with a fully licensed driving instructor – up to 30 driven hours. Learners will earn up to 20 hours of credit.
^These hours do not include those accrued through (3 for 1) structured professional instruction. The Safer Drivers Course logo is a trade mark of Transport for NSW of 18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW Australia.