Safer Drivers Course

Safer Drivers Course

Take 20 hours off
your learner logbook

COVID-19 response: We're now open for driver training services across NSW. We have implemented a number of changes to how we operate for your safety. View our latest update here.

Course details

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

The 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.

Get a bonus 20 log book hours on completion*

Learner drivers must have completed at least 50 log book hours of driving to attend the Safer Drivers Course. These hours cannot include those accrued through the through the 3 for 1 professional instruction. 

Upon completion of the course learners will receive 20 hours of log book credit. 

 

NSW Safer Drivers Course Program

 The course consists of 2 modules:

 
Module 1 Safer Drivers Course Classroom Theory NRMA Safer Drivers School

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
              

Safer Drivers Course requirements

License
Hold a NSW learner licence
Must be a NSW learner licence. Other states are not accepted.
25 log book hours
Completed at least 50 log book hours*
Must be on road driving hours, excluding bonus hours.
Members
Must be under 25 years old
Students must be under 25 years old to attend the course.

What's the price?

The Safer Drivers Course costs $140.00 (incl. GST). The cost of the course has been subsidised by Transport for NSW.

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FAQs

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.

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.

Please ensure that you bring your NSW Learner Licence and log book; all other course materials will be supplied on the day. A dual-controlled vehicle is supplied for the Module 2 session.

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. 

Cancellations 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.

Things you should know

*Learners must be under 25 years old with a valid NSW learner licence and at least 50 hours in their log book. These 50 hours cannot include any accrued through the 3 for 1 professional instruction. 20 log book hours will be credited on completion of the course.

The Safer Drivers Course logo is a trade mark of Transport for NSW of 18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW Australia.