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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 and Bega.

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 Course.

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   instruction.

Note: Ascent Training Services P/L is an RTO (No. 88096). However, the NSW Safer Drivers Course is NOT a nationally accredited VET course, and completion of the course does not result in receipt of a nationally recognised qualification.

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 the  Safer Drivers Course - this will give you 20 log book hour credits.

What the Safer Drivers Course involves

The Safer Drivers Course involves two modules:

  1. A three-hour group discussion with other L platers for you to learn how to manage risks on the road.
  2. 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 booking.  

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 exemption. 
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 driving)    
  • 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. 
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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 Course Provider.

What is the maximum amount of participants for a Course to be held? 
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 order? 
Yes. Participants must complete module one (the facilitated group discussion), before completing module two (the in-vehicle coaching).

Module two should be completed within one month of module one.

What happens if a learner driver only completes module one? 
The 20 log book hours credit will only be available for learners that have completed both modules of the Course within four weeks.

See Booking Terms and Conditions to learn more about our cancellation/rebooking policies.

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 book.

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 Course Record'.

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 2013? 
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 Search
  • Enter your search criteria, dates, select NSW Safer Drivers Course for Learner Drivers and select your preferred location
  • The available dates for that location are displayed
  • Select the Book Now button next to the course of your choice
  • 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 Drivers 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 details.
  • Press OK button to confirm details
  • Select the Checkout at the top right of the screen
  • You should have a NSW Safer Drivers Course for Learner Drivers and a Module 2 - Safer Drivers 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
  • Select Continue to Secure Checkout
  • Enter the Credit Card Details, payment is confirmed immediately
  • 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 attached
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Alternative payment methods please call the office 02 6210 8765 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm we can take your details over the phone and discuss the other payment options.

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