Trek Driving Lessons can help you to get a
licence to drive in NSW and the ACT
ACT Driving Licence Steps:
The ACT Road Transport Authority (RTA) website refers to these four stages:
1. Pre-learner Age: Before 15 yrs 9 mths
Become aware of the road environment and the complexity of driving with a parent or supervising driver.
2. Learner driver licence Age: At least 15 yrs 9 mths
To get a learner licence you must successfully complete a Road Ready program in Year 10 at school or through a Road Ready Centre. You must then pass a computer based Road Rules Knowledge Test.
3. Learning to drive Age: From 15 yrs 9 mths to 17 yrs
During the learner licence period of up to 2 years, you are encouraged to work together with professional driving instructors and parents/supervising drivers to ensure that you gain plenty of experience.
4. Provisional driver licence Age: At least 17 yrs
There are two ways to get a provisional licence either by taking a practical driving test or by using the logbook scheme. You are on provisional licence for 3 years and must display “P” plates for this period, unless you complete the Road Ready Plus (P..off) course.
Visit the RTA Road Ready website for more information.
NSW Driving Licence Steps:
There are seven steps to progress from a learner to a full licence:
- Pass the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) – get your learner licence
- Hold your learner licence for at least 12 months, and complete 120 hours of supervised driving practice, including 20 hours of night driving (unless you’re 25 or older)
- Pass the Driving Test – get your provisional P1 (red) licence
- Hold your P1 licence for at least 12 months
- Pass the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) – get your provisional P2 (green) licence
- Hold your P2 licence for at least two years (24 months)
- Pass the Driver Qualification Test (DQT) – get your full licence.