If you're on your NSW Ls and keen to learn more about safer driving
behaviours then the Safer Drivers Course is for you. We run courses
in Queanbeyan, Cooma, Goulburn, Bega, Moruya,
Shoalhaven, Kiama, Ulladulla, Nowra, Batemans Bay and
The Course will help you understand more about speed management, gap
selection, hazard awareness and safe following distances and prepare you
for when you drive unsupervised on your P's.
You will also receive 20 hours of log book credit once you complete the
To be able to attend a Course you must be on your Ls, completed 50 log
book driving hours (It is recommended that this include 10 hours of night
driving) and be under 25.
This is 50 actual hours of on-road driving and does not include the hours
that can be accrued through (3 for 1) structured professional
Gaining credits on log book hours explained
With all the different ways you can make up log book hour credits, it is
not hard to get information overload.
Before you can take a Driving Test, you need to record 120 log book
hours. Here's a break down on the different ways you can earn credits
towards your 120 log book hours:
You can get extra credit for driving lessons with a professional
instructor. For every hour of professional driving lessons you do,
you'll receive a bonus two hours credit. So a one-hour lesson counts
for a total of three hours credit in your log book. This is capped at
a total of 10 private lesson hours (30 log book hour credits).
Doing the Safer Drivers Course can get you extra credit too. Once
you've completed 50 log book hours, you can choose to complete
Safer Drivers Course - this will give you 20 log book hour
What the Safer Drivers Course involves
The Safer Drivers Course involves two modules:
A three-hour group discussion with other L
platers for you to learn how to manage risks on the road.
A two-hour in-vehicle coaching
session with a coach and another learner so you can
learn a range of practical safe driving behaviours.
You must complete both sessions within one month.
The Course costs $140, payment must be made at the time of
Disadvantaged Learner Initiative
The Disadvantaged Learner Initiative is a program that offers 1,000
subsidised SDC places per year to assist disadvantaged young learner
drivers access the Course.
The key objective of the initiative is to enable young learner drivers
from disadvantaged backgrounds and Aboriginal communities with limited
financial means to access the Course by providing a course fee
This exemption will assist in improving equal opportunity for
disadvantaged young learner drivers in NSW to benefit from the road safety
outcomes provided by the Course.
Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
Hold a current NSW learner licence
Be aged under 25 years
Have completed a minimum of 50 hours driving experience as evidenced in
their log book (This must include 10 hours of night
Hold a current Pensioner Concession Card issued by the Australian
Government Department of Human Services (Centrelink) and assessed as
eligible under the Roads and Maritime Concession Policy.
to discuss further
On the day
All Course materials will be supplied at the Course and the vehicle will
be supplied for the in-vehicle coaching session. Just make sure that you
turn up with your licence and your log book!
Safer Drivers Course - frequently asked questions
Will I need to supply my own vehicle to do the in-vehicle
coaching part of the Course?
No. A dual-controlled vehicle will be supplied by the
What is the maximum amount of participants for a Course to be
Module one (the group discussion) will be run by a
facilitator and the maximum number of participants is 12.
Module two (the in-vehicle coaching session) will be delivered by a
coach with two learner drivers.
Do I have to complete the Course modules in a particular
Yes. Participants must complete module one (the facilitated
group discussion), before completing module two (the in-vehicle
Module two should be completed within one month of module one.
What happens if a learner driver only completes module
The 20 log book hours credit will only be available for
learners that have completed both modules of the Course within four
See Booking Terms and Conditions to learn more about our
Can I fail the Course?
No. There is no assessment or pass/ fail component of the
Safer Drivers Course.
However, participants must complete both Course modules to be
eligible for the 20 hour log book credit in their learner driver log
How will the 20 hours credit be recorded in my log book after
I complete the Course?
As you complete each module the facilitator or coach will
enter the details and sign-off the Course completion in your logbook
on page 110 - 'Structured Lesson Record Keeper and Safer Drivers
In addition, the driving coach will enter 20 hours credit in the
'Driver experience record' section of your log book so you can keep
an accurate running total of your log book driving hours.
What happens if I have a log book that was issued before July
You won't need to get a new log book.
We will complete and sign an insert for page 110 - 'Structured Lesson
Record Keeper and Safer Drivers Course Record' of your log book
How to make a booking?
Paying by Credit Card
Available dates and locations are displayed under Course
Enter your search criteria, dates, select NSW Safer Driver
Course for Learner Drivers and select your
The available dates for that location are displayed
Select the Book Now button next to the course of your
A registration box will appear
Enter the participant details, the person attending the course,
please ensure all information is completed any missing information
will not allow you to continue with the booking
Press OK button to confirm details
Now return to Course Search and enter your search criteria
again, this time select Module 2 - Safer Driver Course
the registration box will appear again, you don's have to enter
all your details again there is an option to use available student
Press OK button to confirm details
Select the Checkout at the top right of the screen
You should have a NSW Safer Driver Course for Learner Drivers
and a Module 2 - Safer Driver Course displayed in your Checkout
Cart, a price is only allocated to the first course.
Under billing details please enter the details if not the same
as the participant on where the payment receipt is to be sent
Select Continue to Secure Checkout
Enter the Credit Card Details, payment is confirmed
3 emails will be sent, confirmation email to the participant,
confirming the dates, times and location of both the courses and an
email to the billing details confirming payment with a receipt
Click here to get started.
Alternative payment methods please call the office 02 6162 5158
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm we can take your details over the phone and
discuss the other payment options.
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