The Road Ready Plus or P...off course has been designed to
support new drivers through a critical period in their driving.
The course is optional to all new drivers and motorcycle riders under the
age of 26 and is only available to you after you have held a provisional
licence for at least 6 months.
The course cost is $86.50. The course involves small
groups of new drivers meeting together and participating in a 3 hour
facilitated discussion workshop around the experiences of driving.
Talking through things that come up in your early months of driving can
be helpful - not only to yourself but to others.
Before attending the course, participants are required to
complete a log of the driving behaviour of other motorists over a three
day period. Full details will be provided to you once you have
booked your place on the course, a copy can be downloaded by selecting
the pre-course activity button above.
After successfully completing the Road Ready Plus course and presenting
your certificate to and Access Canberra Shopfront to have your licence
endorsed with a PC or PB condition, you will no longer have to display
your P plates. Your demerit points allowance will increase from four to
eight points. You will need to allow 2 working days before attending an
Access Canberra Shopfront, where you will be issued with a new licence at
no extra cost. Your new licence will be endorsed with 'P Plate NOT
displayed'. When you have your licence endorsed your demerit point
allowance will automatically be increased.
Frequently Asked Questions
After getting my provisional licence, how soon before I can do
the Roadready Plus course? At least six (6) months after
obtaining your provisional licence.
I am under 26 and have both my car & motorcycle provisional
licence. Can I do the P Off course and stop displaying after
6months and receive the extra 4 demerit point
I am over 26, what can I do to remove my P plates?
Provisional licence holders aged 26 years or older are not eligible to
attend the course. However, 6 months after obtaining their licence they
are automatically given an increase of 4 demerit points for their demerit
points allowance and they will no longer be required to display 'P'
plates. You must first attend an Access Canberra
Shopfront before removing your P's.
I am under 26 and I have a full car driver licence but have a
provisional motorcycle licence. I have previously done the P Off course
for my car licence so will this now apply to my motorcycle
licence? Once you have held you motorcycle licence for six
months, so long as you go to an Access Canberra Shopfront and have your
licence endorsed (PC or PB) to say you are no longer required to display
the P Plate on the motorcycle then you won't have to display the P plate
however, you will not receive the 4 extra demerit points due to having a
full car driver licence.
Due to traffic infringements, I have reached my demerit points
allowance. If I do the P Off course before I pay the fine and receive a
letter of suspension, will I get the increased 4 demerit points allowance
(which is awarded upon completing the course) and be able to keep my
licence? No, your licence conditions at the time of offence is
noted and if your demerit points allowance at that time was 4 points,
your licence will be suspended regardless of whether you attend the
course or not. However, if you complete the course, your demerit points
allowance will be increased to 8 points and the P plate can be removed
from your vehicle when your suspension period is completed, as long as
you have completed 6 months of continuous driving. The course can be
undertaken during a suspension period as there are no practical driving
components in the course.
For more information go to: http://www.roadready.act.gov.au
HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING
On-line bookings can be made by selecting the
book now button at the top of the screen next to your preferred location.
All available course dates are displayed, a Visa or MasterCard payment is
required at the time of booking.
Telephone bookings can be made by contacting
North office 61625152 or South office 62828990 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
and Saturday 9am-12pm. A Visa or MasterCard payment is required at the
time of booking.
In person bookings can be made by visiting Road
Ready Centre North office, Canberra Technology Park, 47 Phillip Av,
Watson or Road Ready Centre South office, 72 Townshend St, Phillip,
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. An EFTPOS, Cash or Cheque
payment is required at the time of booking.
Cancellations without 48 hours notice will incur a $50 Fee. All refunds
are issued via the same method paid except cash when a cheque which will
be forwarded to you within 2 working days.