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Learning to Drive

Q. How many lessons would I need to obtain my licence through the logbook/CBT&A system?

A. Under this system you need to develop 22 driver competencies, and the minimum number of lessons would be 7 to 8 for a very good learner, who gets plenty of driving practice between lessons. The average number would be about 12 to 14 lessons with the number of lessons increasing usually if less time is spent in practice sessions. Generally the more driving practice sessions a learner has, the less number of lessons likely to be required.

Q. Where can I do my assessment for a provisional driver licence?

A. You can obtain your provisional driver licence through one of two methods, the Competency Based Training and Assessment Scheme (CBT&A), which uses a logbook system, or with an ACT Government Licence Examiner. CBT&A or Logbook System The logbook system is available through an Accredited Driving Instructor, who is accredited by the ACT Government to train and assess learner drivers for a provisional driver licence.

You can find Accredited Driving Instructors though the list of driving schools in the Yellow Pages telephone book. Before selecting a driving instructor, make sure that the instructor is in fact an ‘Accredited Driving Instructor’ and ask to see their Accreditation Certificate before taking any driving lessons. Government Examiner System Learner drivers wishing to obtain their licence with a Government Examiner can book an assessment by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or by visiting an Access Canberra Service Centre. Payment of the prescribed fee is due at the time of the booking. The licence applicant or his or her representative can book the assessment

Q. Who can teach me to drive?

A. You can learn to drive with a driving instructor, parents, relations or friends provided that the licensed driver is the holder of a full driver licence, which is appropriate to the vehicle the learner driver is driving.