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Driving schools—learning to drive

Using a driving school or a driver trainer will help you to learn how to drive and ensure you have the driving skills you need to be a safe and competent driver. The benefits of using a professional driver trainer include:

  • a properly trained teacher realises that you are an individual
  • the trainer has the ability to develop a teaching plan to suit your needs
  • dual-controlled vehicles are used to provide driver training and these are checked every 12 months by government inspectors to ensure they are properly maintained
  • lessons may be taken before or after work and in some cases on weekends
  • rates are competitive and lessons run for a prescribed length of time.

Licensed drivers wanting to update their driving skills can also seek the assistance of a driver trainer who can tailor a course to suit their needs.

Check the Yellow Pages to find an accredited driver trainer in your area.

When looking for a driver trainer, cheaper is not always better. Make sure you check:

  • the driver trainer’s accreditation and experience
  • how long each lesson will be
  • whether the trainer follows a structured approach with defined objectives.

Learner logbook hours

Every hour you drive with an accredited trainer counts for 3 hours in your logbook—up to a maximum of 10 actual hours or 30 logbook hours.

Any hours with a trainer after the 10 actual hours must be recorded in your logbook in real time.

Last updated
19 July 2013
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