Safer Drivers Course Ryde

The Safer Drivers Course Ryde is designed to help learner drivers safely transition to driving solo after passing the driving test. With a focus on safe driving techniques and low risk driving strategies learner drivers are given the skills to drive safely.

The Safer Drivers Course is designed by Transport for NSW and it’s goal is to reduce the risks that young drivers face while driving so they can become more aware and safer motorists who are less likely to be involved in a car crash.

Course information
Visit the NSW Government website for more information on the Safer Drivers Course and a full list of providers who are accredited to deliver the safer drivers course.
Learn to Drive Driving School delivers the safer drivers course on behalf of Awesome Driving School as its subcontractor. To make a booking with Awesome Driving School for the safer drivers course please visit awesomesdc.com.au


What is the price of the Course?

The course costs $140 incl GST.

Each year the New South Wales Government offers 1,000 free Courses to help young learner drivers from disadvantaged backgrounds. This allows learner drivers who are financially disadvantage to participate in this Course. So there is no excuse to miss out on this fantastic course.

To be eligible for a free course you will need:

  • Hold a valid learner licence
  • Be under 25 years old
  • Have completed 50 log book hours of actual on-road driving (this excludes and 3-for-1 bonus hours)
  • Have a current Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card issued by Centrelink, or have been or are currently in Out of Home Care.
  • Current or former participant of a Driver Licensing Access Program can also apply for a Free Safer Driver Course

You can apply for a FREE course if you have a Centrelink concession card issued in your own name.

What is the duration of the Ryde Safer Drivers Course?

The Safer Driver Course is a 2-module program that combines theoretical knowledge and practical experience over a 5 hour period. The course teaches you techniques for driving less aggressively, such as being aware of your speed on the road, not being distracted and other skills that will prevent you from getting into dangerous situations.

Safer Driver Course Prerequisites? 

There are 3 things you need before starting the course. They are:
1. A valid NSW Learners Licence.
2. Minimum of 50 Log Book hours of on-road driving.
3. Night driving must be recorded in your log book.

What’s in the Course?

The course will provide you with skills to driver safer such as:

  • Managing your speed.
  • Following safely.
  • Correct Crash avoidance space.
  • Merging correctly.
  • Identifying hazards.
  • Making wiser road decisions.

The primary benefits of this course are:

  • Identify hazards on the road and minimise the risk of a crash.
  • How to be a better defensive driver.
  • Obtaining 20 log book hours.
  • Learning tactics of being a ‘low risk driver’.
  • Learn how to be a better P plate driver.

Learner drivers will be able to implement the skills and knowledge they learn in this course on the road with a qualified driving instructor. Being able to make informed decisions reduces risks, anticipates avoidable hazardous situations, and helps prepare learner drivers for the transition from learning under supervision without their provisional driver’s licenses.

What are the 2 Safer Drivers Course Modules?

Module 1 – Theoretical

In this 3-hour module, you’ll learn about road safety awareness and gain the tools to create a safer environment for both yourself and your passengers. You’ll also be able to identify risks associated with driving during this session led by a qualified facilitator who has years of experience in providing quality education on driver training.

Module 1 Content

  • A three-hour interactive facilitated group discussion.
  • The discussion will involve up to 12 learner drivers.
  • Learn about driver behaviours and how to implement strategies and techniques to become a safer driver.
  • The module explores challenges that may arise and how to deal with external influences.
  • The session contains videos and activities to keep the session engaging.

Module 2 – Practical

Now students have learned how to identify risks on the road in module 1, we’re going to put our new knowledge into action! We’ll be pairing two of you up at a time and taking turns driving with one another while having an instructor by your side.
The practical coaching session focuses on educating young learners about what they can do before getting behind the wheel – so that when they enter this new world of risky situations, it’s less scary.

Module 2 Content

  • A two-hour on road coaching session with 2 students conducted by an experienced and qualified driving instructor.
  • The coaching sessions are aimed at eliminating the major crash types that occur on NSW roads.
  • Participants will get the opportunity to have a number of drives on set routes.
  • Students will gain practical skills at speed management, gap selection, following distances, hazard perception and more.

The Safer Drivers Course in Ryde is the next step to becoming a lifelong safe driver. The sessions are informative, fun and engaging! You’ll learn valuable driving skills that can’t be taught by your parents or friends all about road safety, defensive driving techniques as well as communication strategies for dealing with difficult drivers on the roads.