*Please note: Both our Phillip and Watson offices are
For those wishing to obtain a learner driver licence in the ACT with a
Non-English Speaking Background we provide a course that is specifically
tailored to incorporate the need for translation. The course cost is
$187.75 this includes all course materials and 4
attempts at the Road Rules knowledge test.There is a Mandarin interpreter
on hand at the course; those who speak another language are welcome to
bring a friend or relative with them to assist in the translation.
One of our interpreters is then provided, at a date and time suitable to
the participant to assist with the Road Rules Knowledge Test.
1st Session -Knowledge test and
interpreter included in course price
2nd Session -Knowledge test and interpreter included
in course price
$42.75 for all further attempts and will need to pay
additional fee for interpreter:$180.31 Monday to
Friday and $288.25 Saturday
To obtain a learner driver licence in the ACT you must:
be at least 15 years and 9 months of age
Attend the 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.
Road Ready is a classroom program that includes a variety of interactive
activities designed to help make young people 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.
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
What to bring to the course:
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 with you to
an Access Canberra Shopfront to be issued with your learner driver
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 license 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.
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.
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.When booking select the language to
receive correspondence in another language.
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.