To obtain a learner driver licence in the ACT you must:
be at least 15 years and 9 months of age
Attend the 10hr workshop in its entirety.Participants
need to attend all the allocated workshop times. In the event that some
sessions are not completed, participants will not be able to pass the
course until the time has been made up.
Pass the computer based Road Rules Knowledge Test - you can use the
practice test to get ready.
*Please note: Both our Phillip and Watson offices are
The course cost is $187.75 this includes all course
materials and 4 attempts at the Road Rules knowledge test. Road
Ready is a classroom program that includes a variety of interactive
activities designed to help make new drivers aware of issues relating to
safer road use before they begin to learn to drive. The course includes a
range of problem solving and decision-making sessions, statistical
analysis, group tasks and research assignments.
The assessment criteria for the Road Ready workshop has several
components, which participants need to satisfy in order to successfully
pass the course.Participate positively, the Road Ready
workshop is designed to engage participants in discussion around the
issues raised in the modules. It is necessary that participants are
involved in those discussions and do so in a positive manner.
This course will alert you to many skills required for safe driving and
to the hazards out there on the roads. It will also provide you with an
understanding of the process for obtaining both a Learner and Provisional
The course does not cover the Road Rules Knowledge Test so
we suggest you study the handbook before attending the
course, a free copy is provided at the time of booking.
What to bring to the course:
ACT Application for a Driver Licence Form, (provided on booking) Completed
Obtain 2 passport size photos of yourself, or we can provide them at a
cost of $5.00.NB: Photos taken at the course can only be taken
between 9am & 5pm Mon - Fri & 9am - 12 noon on a
3 forms of I.D. (see ACT
Road Rules Handbook Page 6)
Proof of residency (see
ACT Road Rules Handbook Page 6)
Pen and something to eat (Tea & coffee are provided)
Proof of Identity and Residency Document
You must show the correct proof of identity and residency at the time of
the course, these same documents should also be taken with your completed
course certificates and Road Rules Knowledge Test certificate to an
Access Canberra Shopfront to be issued with your learner driver licence.
We understand that some participants are genuinely unable to provide
Proof of Residency, in these scenarios please inform the facilitator
during the course. When you attend an Access Canberra Shopfront to have
your licence issued a Customer Service Manager at the Shopfront may
accept a statutory declaration completed by a 'Verifying Person'.
"Genuinely unable" is not constituted because a person will be
inconvenienced by the delay, difficulty or expense of getting
documentation from a relevant source.
Access Canberra locations
Once you have your learner driver licence you can learn to drive with a
driving instructor, parents, relations or friends provided that the
licensed driver holds a full Australian driver licence. The full driver
licence must be the type required for the vehicle the learner is driving.
A learner licence lasts for 2 years, but must be held for at least 6
months before being able to obtain a provisional driver licence. You must
display "L" plates at all times when driving.
Both Certificates are valid for 2 years. If an applicant fails to obtain
their learner drivers licence within 2 years of completing the Road Ready
Course, they will be required to retake and successfully complete the
Road Ready Course and Road Rules Knowledge Test again before their
learner licence will be issued.
Expired Learner Licence holders are only required to
undertake and pass the Road Rules Knowledge Test again.
I have anxiety/learning difficulties/disability that may
affect my ability to attend the mainstream Learner Course, is there
We provide a one on one learner course for those who feel they are unable
to complete the course via the mainstream method. This can be for
many reasons and we are happy to discuss the available options please contact us or see One on One Course for more information.
For more information please go to: 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 61090152 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, 70 Dundas Court, Phillip,
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. An EFTPOS or a Visa or
MasterCard 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.