The Disadvantaged Learner Drivers Free Course | LTrent Blog

The Disadvantaged Learner Drivers Free Course

The Disadvantaged Learner Drivers Free Course | LTrent Blog

At LTrent Driving School, we’re dedicated to helping Aussie drivers with their L plates become more competent and confident behind the wheel. So, even if you are financially disadvantaged and don’t have the money to pay for a learner drivers course and professional instruction, we may be able to help.

Thanks to the NSW government, 1000 people can qualify to take the Safer Drivers Course each year for free. With professional driving lessons, you’ll be more confident when driving, and you can reduce road risks to yourself and others.

Understanding The Basics Of The Disadvantaged Learner Drivers Free Course

The NSW Government has introduced a program that allows 1000 people to take the Safer Drivers course each year – fee-free! This is intended to help young learner drivers who may not be able to pay otherwise. This includes those who have Aboriginal heritage, and those who may lack the finances to otherwise pay for the course.

By making use of this fee exemption, you can benefit from the road safety benefits of the Safer Drivers Course, even if you cannot pay for professional driving instruction on your own. 

The course is designed to help you prepare for driving on your own when you’re on your L-plates, so that you can continue to drive safely once you get your provisional licence. You’ll get tips about how to reduce road risks, coping with common distractions, avoiding common driving mistakes, and more helpful information about proper driving behaviour. 

You’ll also learn more about gap selection, hazard awareness, safe driving distances and more, which may not have been discussed by your parents or supervising drivers. 

Why Should I Take A Learner Drivers Course?  Understanding The Benefits

So, why bother with the Safer Drivers Course, even if it’s free? Beyond the obvious safety benefits of professional driving instruction, there are a few other benefits of taking the Safer Drivers Course. 

First, you’ll earn additional log book credit hours once you complete the course, which includes video learning, group discussion and in-class instruction. You’ll get 20 hours of road driving credit toward your driving logbook when you finish the course.

In addition, you can also get more logbook credit when you take professional driving lessons. For every hour of professional lessons you take, you’ll get credit for 3 hours, up to a maximum of 30 hours of credit. So, if you take 10 hours of lessons, you’ll get 30 hours of log book credit. 

How To Enrol In The Disadvantaged Learner Drivers Free Course

To find a Safer Drivers Course near you and enrol, you can visit the Roads and Maritime Services website – or you can just head to LTrent Driving School! We offer this safer drivers course at our driving school. 

To qualify for a free place through the NSW government you must meet the following qualifications:

  • You must have a valid learner licence
  • You must be under 25 years of age
  • You must complete a minimum of 50 log book hours
  • You must hold a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card from the Department of Human Services – Centrelink

You will need to provide your Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card to your course provider, such as LTrent Driving School, and you’ll also need to complete a Safer Drivers Course Concession Application form. 

Get The Help You Need To Drive Safely! 

Even if you don’t have the financial resources to pay on your own, this program will let you enrol in LTrent Driving School for free – so find out if you’re qualified, and apply today by filling out your Safer Drivers Course Concession Application form. Feel free to contact us on 02 8748 4500 if you have any questions!