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A number of state or federal programs are available to help Learner Drivers get their driving license, share information on becoming a Heavy Vehicle Driver, and provide guidance for Older Drivers to keep their driver license. Some programs require special certification.
Our NSW DTA Members include their driving credentials on their Profile Page. Enter your suburb or region here to find a Member Driving Instructor.
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Specialised Driver Training Programs
Keys2drive is a learner driver program funded by the Australian Government and run by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). It aims to encourage learner drivers to get more, and better quality, on-the-road experience, and to assist their supervising drivers (mainly parents) to become better informed and more confident. The program provides one free driving lesson with an accredited instructor (many DTA members are accredited) to learner drivers accompanied by their supervising drivers. It also supports learners and supervisors with educational material and practical guidance.
PCYC Driver Education Programs
PCYC is the largest provider of Driver Education Programs in NSW through 60+ PCYC facilities, including the NSW Safer Drivers Course. Taking the course entitles learners to 20 hours driving credit for their logbook and provides strategies to make safer driving decisions and behaviour. NSW DTA partners with PCYC to provide accredited Driving Instructors across the state for their programs.
Find a PCYC across the state by postcode on their website and see Frequently Asked Questions.
NSW Safer Drivers Course
The Safer Drivers Course is now available at 250 locations in NSW including 60 PCYC Centres. It includes class time and instructor driving/coaching. It requires participants to
- Hold a valid learner licence.
- Be aged under 25 years.
- Have completed a minimum of 50 log book hours of actual on-road driving (excluding any 3-for-1 bonus hours) and should include night driving.
- Experience some hours of night driving
Older Driver Assessor
At age 85, in order to keep an unrestricted car driver’s licence, a practical driving test every second year (at 85, 87, 89 etc) is required in addition to a yearly medical examination.
Driving Tests are given by a Roads and Maritime Services testing officer, or by assessment from an older driver assessor. A number of NSW DTA members have these qualifications. Search by your NSW suburb at Find An Instructor.
Heavy Vehicle Driver Training
- MC – Multi Combination – B-doubles, prime mover, low loader dolly and low loader combinations, road trains
- HC – Heavy Combination – heavy articulated vehicles
- HR – Heavy Rigid – heavy rigid trucks or buses (including articulated buses)
- MR – Medium Rigid – medium rigid trucks or buses
- LR – Light Rigid – small buses or trucks
- C – car