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The number of driving lessons required to complete the ACT Log Book depends entirely on the skills, capacity to learn practical methods and quality practice between driving lessons of the individual learner. A learner driver can improve skills through good quality, frequent and relevant driving practice, which will be influenced by the Supervising Driver. 

Our suggestions for supervising drivers are:

  • Read the Supervising Drivers booklets provided by the RTA
  • Review the learners log book to see progress and instructor notes
  • Book a Keys2drive free session and have the accredited instructor foucs on your role as a supervising driver
  • Request to attend at least one driving lesson
  • Speak to or message, using the online booking system, the instructor about any concerns or to seek advice 

It takes at least 7 lessons to complete the ACT log book in compliance with the Government Regulations, however, the average is 10 to 15 lessons.

 

Lesson Types and Description

We describe the nature of each lesson type in the following table. Please note that your driving instructor is not permitted to instruct a competency and assess it within the same driving lesson. This is the reason why the minimum number of lessons is 7 for the ACT Log Book.

Initial Lesson - 1 hour

The purpose of the initial lesson is for your driving instructor to gain insight into your current driving skills, your goals and to develop a preliminary training plan with you. During the initial lesson competencies 1 and 2 will be taught/assessed based on your current skills. 

Ongoing Lessons - 1 hour but also available for 1.5 and 2 hours

The purpose of ongoing lessons is to continue both instructing and assessing competencies in a structured manner based on your capabilities and progress. There is no limit to how many competencies may be demonstrated within a single driving lesson. The key factor will be your ability to demonstrate the skills being unaided by your instructor.      


   
Lesson Type Description^
Initial Lesson The purpose of the initial lesson is for your driving instructor to gain insight into your current driving skills, your goals and to develop a preliminary training plan with you. This lesson is for 1 hour.
Ongoing Lessons The purpose of ongoing lessons is to continue both instructing and assessing competencies in a structured manner based on your capabilities and progress. There is no limit to how many competencies may be demonstrated within a single driving lesson. The key factor will be your ability to demonstrate the skills being unaided by your instructor.  This lesson is available for 1 to 3 hours.
1-17 Review Not earlier than 36 hours after completion of the first 17 competencies you will be able to undertake the first review required by the ACT Learner Driving Standards. You will not be assisted by the instructor during the assessment. An ACT Government RTA officer may attend the review without notice. If you do not successfully demonstrate the competency you will be required to undertake the review in its entirety. You will not be taught competencies 18 - 21 until you complete the first review.  This lesson is for 1 hour.
1-22 Review Not earlier than 36 hours after completion of competencies 18 - 21  and Competency 22 you will be able to undertake the second review required by the ACT Learner Driving Standards. You will not be assisted by the instructor during the assessment. An ACT Government RTA officer may attend the review without notice. If you do not successfully demonstrate the competency you will be required to undertake the review in its entirety.  This lesson is for 1 hour but in some cases may be for 1.5 hours.
Trial Test The trial test is an opportunity to be assessed against the test ready standard. This lesson is for 1 hour.
Final Drive (Comp 23)  Upon successful competion of the second review, being 14 days off your 17 birthday or older than 17 years of age and the instructor giving the RTA the required working day notice you will be able to undertake the Final Drive. You will not be assisted by the instructor during the assessment. An ACT Government RTA officer may attend the review without notice. If you do not successfully demonstrate the competency you will be required to undertake the review in its entirety. The second review is not permitted to be conducted on a Sunday or Public Holiday. Upon successful completion of the final drive you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion which you will be required to present to Canberra Connect. This lesson is for 1 hour.
Test and Lesson If you have completed an Initial Lesson and wish to attempt the Government Driving Licence Test you should book the Test package which includes approximately 1 hour of driving lesson time prior to the test time, the use of our car for the test and debriefing and return home at the end of the test. The price of the lesson does not include fees payable to the RTA for the test. You are required to book the driving test with the RTA prior to booking the Test lesson with us. This lesson is for 2 hours.
 Keys2Drive Federal Government Funded driving lesson available to qualifying learner drivers. The lesson requires a supervising driver to be present for the lesson. Keys2drive is a program that helps new drivers prepare for the realities of P-Plate driving. This lesson is for 1 hour.

^ The duration of Lesson (including both on-road and off-road time) includes briefing and de-briefing time. Lessons commence at a pick-up point determined at the time of booking unless otherwise agreed with the Instructor.        

       
 
Call us on 1300 922 797 or 02 6259 4053 to schedule a driving lesson.

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