Faq

General

The Graduation system in Victoria requires a new driver to have 120 hours of supervised driving.  It usually takes a year to attain the level of a skilled & competent driver.  This depends on how much you practice and the number of lessons you do.

For learner drivers

Due to safety and insurance reasons we conduct driving lessons in our dual-controlled vehicles.  This allows us to intervene should a potentially dangerous situation occur.

For experienced drivers

The first lesson will need to be done in our dual-controlled vehicle.

This will allow us to assess your driving.  If your instructor is happy with your driving we can conduct the next lesson in your car.

You must have a full, valid and up to date Australian or overseas licence and your car must be insured.

 

For beginners two are recommended to retain skills and to progress faster.  If the is not feasible one per week in conjunction with 1-2 practice sessions under the supervision of a fully licenced driver (friends, family member, etc). 

Put into practice what you have learnt during our lessons and practice as much as you can. 

Have your current licence (local or overseas licence) with you. 

Arrive about 5-10 minutes ahead of time. 

If you have an early morning lesson ensure you are well rested and alert ready to learn.

Fill in the appropriate enrolment forms and send them back to the office via email with receipt of payment as soon as possible.

Driving test

Make sure you have your learner/overseas licence with you.

You should have completed the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) (Valid for 1 year ONLY)

Have a good sleep the day before.  Arrive early, calm your nerves, trust in the process and the structured lessons you’ve completed.

Be positive but not overconfident.

In the first stage of the test which runs for 10 minutes, you’re allowed to make ONE critical error.  If you make TWO Critical Errors the test will end. 

In the second stage of the test which runs for 20 minutes, you’re allowed to make TWO critical errors.  If you make THREE critical errors the test will end.

1/ FAILING TO STOP

2/ FAILING TO GIVE WAY

3/ STOPPING IN A DANGEROUS POSITION

4/ INTERVENTION

5/ DISOBEYING DIRECTIONS

6/EXCEEDING SPEED LIMITS 

7/ OTHER DANGEROUS ACTIONS

8/ COLLISION

The duration of the driving test is 30 minutes consisting in two stages.

The first is 10 minutes and the second stage is 20 minutes.

Please check with VicRoads.  For our test package which includes the use of our vehicle, a pre-test driving lesson, and an instructor to accompany you on your test please see our Pricing page.

With structured driving lessons, proper guidance & instructions, frequent practice, the test is fairly straight forward.

We tailor lessons to you and help you gain confidence in areas where you need improvement.  

When you feel confident, you can do a practice test with us (former VIC Roads Licence Testing Officer). 

We’ll take you around VIC Roads testing areas and conduct the practice test under the same real test conditions.

This will give you a real feel of what it’s like and how you handle the nerves.

Overseas / international licence holders

6 months from date of arrival.  After that your licence will NOT be valid to drive. You MUST have an Australian licence to drive.  

For some countries, yes.  It can be done without having to do a driving test if you have held your licence for over 3yrs and are above 22 years old. 

Some countries are excluded from direct conversion.  In this case you will have to get your licence verified by VicRoads. 

You will also be required to take a the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) and do a driving test with VIC Roads.

Even if your licence is expired get it verified, VicRoads assess the experience of driving not the expiry date.

Please check with VIC Roads for further details.

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Get in touch with us today and begin your journey to becoming a safe and confident driver.  Have questions?  We’ll be happy to answer any queries you may have.