Our courses start with an assessment of the student’s existing skills. The instructors will then assist the student to identify possible hazards and risks before and during driving, and understand action that can be taken to reduce risk. The four key areas of driver development are listed below, and mirror the learner drivers log book:
Building a Foundation
1. Preparing to drive
2. Vehicle controls
3. Moving off and stopping
5. Changing gears
8. Simple traffic
10. Complex traffic
11. Changing lanes
Low Risk Driving
12. Speed management
13. Road positioning
14. Decision making
15. Responding to hazards
16. Driving at night
17. Driving in adverse conditions
18. Country driving
19. City and motorway driving
20. Preparing for the Driving Test
Learner licences are valid for five years. When a learner driver is issued with their learner licence, they will receive a Learner driver log book. This allows the learner’s supervising driver to record each driving experience. Learners must log at least 120 hours of supervised driving, including a minimum of 20 hours of night driving, before they can attempt the Driving Test.
Learner drivers who complete a one hour structured driving lesson with a fully licensed driving instructor are able to record three hours driving experience in their Learner Driver Log Book, up to a maximum of 10 hours of lessons – which will be recorded and acknowledged by the RTA as 30 hours driving experience in their Learner Driver Log Book. These structured lessons must be recorded in the Structured Lesson Record Keeper log book insert by the accredited driving instructor in order to be recognised.
Demerit points apply to learner drivers, and a learner’s licence may be suspended or refused if the threshold of four demerit points is reached or exceeded.
Learners can download and study the full list of DKT questions from the RTA website at
Professional Driver Education recommends all learners complete a number of practice Driver Knowledge Tests on the RTA website prior to attempting the test at an RTA office.