Frequently asked questions

This question is almost impossible to answer without meeting you and assessing your skills. Many things impact on how quickly or slowly it takes for people to learn new skills. For example, a person’s previous driving experience, how much practice people have and what type of practice they have – every day in all types of traffic conditions or once a week in mild or quiet traffic conditions. Plus we all learn at a different pace. If you think of learning to drive as being like learning to play a sport (ie tennis), ask yourself these questions: – Can you become good at the sport without practice? – If you described the game, would you say it’s only about the way you use the racquet? – Would you take up tennis and then compete in a big tournament after only a couple of lessons? – How long will it take?
You must be 16 years of age or older
You must be 16 years and 6 months before you can sit for your test and/or complete the log book training.
You need to bring your current learner’s permit. If your permit does not have a photo, you will need to bring other photo identification (ie student ID, passport etc).
The instructor generally picks you up from your home, however the lessons can start from other locations as well if that is more convenient for you (ie school, tram stop, your work, University etc).
Once you pass your driving test, you are given a licence which allows you to drive both automatic and manual cars. However, we do suggest you consider a lesson or two to bring your skills up to speed in a manual, if you have not had any previous driving experience.

Logbook modules

  1. Cabin drill and controls
  2. Starting and shutting down the engine
  3. Moving off from the kerb
  4. Stopping and securing the vehicle
  5. Stop and go (using the handbrake)
  6. Gear changing (up and down)
  7. Steering (forward and reverse)
  8. Review of all the basic driving procedures
  1. Stopping and moving off on a hill
  2. The simple 'U' turn
  3. The three (3) point turn
  4. 90 degree angle park (front to kerb)
  5. Reverse parallel parking
  6. Review of all slow speed manoeuvres
  1. Vehicle road positioning
  2. Lane changing and diverging
  3. Turning at corners
  4. Turning on and off laned roads
  5. Turning at roundabouts
  6. Negotiating traffic lights
  7. Light urban traffic driving
  8. Country driving
  1. Safe driving strategies
  2. Lane changing and diverging
  3. Turning in traffic
  4. Managing traffic roundabouts
  5. 'U' turn in traffic
  6. Negotiating traffic lights in traffic
  7. Driving on unsealed roads
  1. Review of basic driving skills
  2. Traffic management review