How many lessons will I need to pass my driving test?
Because the training is competency based, the number of lessons depends on you. As an example, some clients are able to sit for their driving test after a few lessons, while others may require extended training. It all depends on your level of driving skill, competency and confidence. Rest assured, we will give you an honest assessment of your competency level and whether you are ready for your test. The key to passing is lots of practice to gain confidence as well as having the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitude to pass the test and be a competent and safe driver.
VicRoads and TAC (Transport Accident Commission) recommend that you get a minimum of 120 hours of supervised driving practice before attempting your driving test.
Is it necessary for me to practice driving with my parents or friends?
Generally speaking, we would advise you to take professional lessons to gain sound fundamental skills. Once you have a sound understanding of the road rules and acquired a reasonable skill level, we encourage you to continue with professional driving lessons in addition to driving with an experienced supervisor driver, if you have the opportunity.
Iíve just got my Learnerís Permit. When can I sit for my driving test?
To sit for the driving test, you must be at least 18 years of age. If you are under 21, the graduated licencing system requires you must hold your Learnerís Permit for at least 12 months. If youíre over 25, you must hold a Learnerís Permit for 3 months. Overseas Licence holders are exempt from the waiting period.
Where will we meet to conduct our driving lesson?
Our aim is to be flexible within the geographical area and we can arrange to pick you up from home, work, school, uni or even at VicRoads.
examiners strict on driving tests?
Examiners adhere strictly according to assessment criteria prescribed by VicRoads. However, new drivers are not expected to be perfect and a small percentage of minor mistakes are allowed. If you have learned driving with a family member or friend, it is wise to have additional lessons with a professional driving instructor who will be able to assess and rectify any flaws in your driving. It is not wise to book a driving exam without first having undertaken some professional driving lessons.