Book a driving lesson online

Written by Ben Ward

Booking a lesson has become a whole lot easier with National Driving Academy.

Our new vouchers can be used for any instructor and either Auto or Manual transmissions.

You can book a driving lesson online, anytime. If you have vouchers purchased before our recent break, they will show in your account with the word Auto or Manual in the description.

Vouchers purchased recently will have Driving Lesson in the description.

Here is a quick demonstration on how to use your vouchers. Once you go through, enter your area, select a driving instructor and then pick a time for your lesson you will be presented with a payment screen.


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Driving Lesson Online Bookings

Written by Ben Ward

We are happy to be back online from 21st April.

As you are aware, at the end of March we took a safety first approach to the Covid-19 situation and suspended operations in all of our driving schools, including National Driving Academy in the ACT.


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Our COVID 19 Update

Written by Ben Ward

UPDATED 21st April 2020

 We are Online from today! 

To all of our customers we thank you for your patience and support while we worked through the current health concerns.

We are now confident that it is safe to follow government guidelines for the ACT and continue offering our services.

We have also taken the opportunity to streamline our online system. From today any NEW packages or NEW Bookings can be used for both MANUAL or AUTO lessons. Existing vouchers will need to be booked using the OLD DRIVING LESSONS menu as per the screenshot below. These will remain specific to Auto or Manual as purchased. We will be progressively changing the old vouchers over to new ones.


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Covid19 and your driving lessons

Written by Ben Ward

Updated 21st  March 2020 & Subject to change

Here is April from our Sunshine Coast team demonstrating the new improved hygiene processes.

 


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As you are aware Australia is currently working through a global pandemic due to the spread of Covid19. This can be a stressful time for everyone and we fully appreciate that. 


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ACT New Provisional Licence System

Written by Ben Ward

As you may be aware the ACT Licence System is changing on Jan 1, 2020.

We have taken this information from the Justice department web page to help with those frequently asked questions.

 

If you have a Learner Permit issued before Jan 1, 2020 there are no changes.

For new Learner Permit holders you will need to complete the required logbook hours.

10 hours with our accredited trainers will count for up to 30 hours of your logbook.

 

These packages can give you up to 30 hours of logbook credit


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ACT - Changes to getting your licence - 2020

Written by Ben Ward

After a significant review process we understand that ACT Licencing rules will be changing on January 1st, 2020.

We think this is a great opportunity for existing customers to focus on their competencies and get your licence before the end of the year. The new rules will apply for new learners permits issued or renewed after Jan 1 2020.

 

All of the details are not fully released yet, however the link below will take you to the Justice and Community Safety Directorate release on the changes. Check out the details here:


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Road trip? Keep safe with these tips from industry professionals

Written by Ben Ward

Driving licence?        

First car?                   

Ready for your first solo road trip?

There is a lot to consider and remember when you set out on road trip. Broadly speaking any successful drive requires adequate preparation and a clear focus on the task at hand. Have you thought about the condition of your vehicle? How long the journey will take? Rest stops? Have you had adequate sleep?

This article from Budget Direct has some great insights from industry professionals in the driver training and health science sector. Make every drive, long or short, a safe drive.

https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/car-insurance/articles/driving-safety-tips.html


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IPhone's new health app can help save your life!

Written by Ben Ward

iphoneIf  you have an  Apple iPhone, please add your emergency contact details and any allergies to the “Medical ID” section of the built-in Health app. 

It means emergency services can access your next of kin, blood type and allergies even if your phone is locked. 

It's free, takes less than a minute and could save your life!



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How to Make Learning To Drive a Fun Experience

Written by Ben Ward

Your teenager is learning to drive, and you have had a sleepless night. You are now sitting bolt upright beside them as they inch their way along the road. Your teeth are clenched, and your white-knuckled hand is gripping hard on the door handle — as if that could make any difference — while your foot keeps involuntarily pressing down on an imaginary brake. Sound familiar!

Learning to drive can indeed be as nerve-racking for the parents as it is for the learner, if not more so. However, you have to bear in mind that if you are that nervous during a driving lesson, your nervousness is likely to communicate itself to your child, who will become even more nervous as a result, and probably make more mistakes — which creates a vicious circle. If you want your kids to end up as safe and confident drivers, they need to enjoy the learning process and find it fun. For this reason, it is probably a better idea to enlist the help of driving school professionals to prepare your teenagers for the brave new world of roads and traffic.


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Learner Drivers To Invited Book Your Free Keys2Drive Lesson Now

Written by Ben Ward

ACT and NSW learner drivers are invited to take advantage of the new keys2drive national learner driver safety program and receive a free lesson with a keys2drive accredited driving instructor.

Over the next 12 – 18 months, across Australia, keys2drive will deliver 200,000 free lessons funded by the Federal Government

The free lesson uses a ‘train the trainer’ model with the accredited driving instructor assisting the supervisor/parent to guide the learner driver to adopt safe driving practices. It does this through face to face practical information and instruction on how they can most effectively assist in the training of their learner drivers.


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