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Learner Course

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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.

The course cost is $180 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 Licence.

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 Saturday.
  • 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 another option?

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, Cash or Cheque payment is required at the time of booking.

Refunds

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.

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