Safer Drivers Course

Safer Drivers Course

Take 20 hours off
your learner logbook

COVID-19 update: We want to assure you that the safety of our customers and instructors remains our top priority. Each of our Safer Driver Courses are offered at appropriate venues with COVID Safe plans in place. We have implemented a number of changes to how we operate, including tightly controlled protections and hygiene protocols to minimise the spread of the coronavirus. View our latest update here.

We ask that you do your bit by completing the COVID-19 questionnaire and cancelling your lesson if it's no longer safe for you to attend. In addition, please wash your hands or use hand sanitiser prior to entering our vehicles. 

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 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.

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. Depending on availability module 2 may need to be completed on a different date.

Course duration: 2 hours Course participants: 2 people

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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 (excluding any bonus hours).

Are you a health care or concession card holder? You may be eligible for a free Safer Drivers Course. Find out more.

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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 TfNSW 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 TfNSW.
#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.