Testimonials

5 Stars

Sixta

I highly recommend Babar from Driving Academy Canberra.

I held my Learners for more than 10 years with fear and lack of belief in myself stopping me trying to get my Ps.
My husband always said L was for lazy,while I said L was for legend.

I had a couple if lessons with other instructors before I met Babar. However, I just didn't feel they understood me and didn't know about my driving skills and huge lack of confidence.

Then I met Barbar. At my first lesson with him he told me he knew exactly how I felt about my bad experiences with my driving in the past.
Then, he built my confidence slowly, enabling me to sit behind the wheel and feel that I am the one that is in control of the car.
After a couple of lessons with him my confidence increased gradually.
The lessons become more fun because he is a very nice, gentle, funny and welcoming human being.
I will always remember going from not talking at all because I was so nervous to talking about anything with him during my lesson.
He is very knowledgeable and always has an answer for my enquiry and not just about driving. Babar, you kept your promise that "You won't give up on your student and will make sure I get my P".
Today I got my P's and it was a big achievement for me.(even my husband was so pleased about this).
I was so happy to get my P's, but part of me was sad to say Good bye to my Instructor and friend Babar.
See you again Babar, I will beep the car when I see you on the road.

SIXTA

5 Stars

Emma

I would very highly recommend Joe as a driving instructor. I began my lessons with little confidence on the road, only to finish feeling confident and comfortable with my driving. I have learnt so much throughout these lessons and have been taken out of my comfort zone, significantly improving my driving. The aspects learnt in these lessons will be used in my everyday driving. Extremely thankful

5 Stars

Helen

Thank God I finally got my license. Saif is the best driver instructor I’ve ever had. I’ve been in different instructors but Saif is the best. He is very strict but I know it is for my safety. He always give me advise after I made a mistake in a way that I will really understand and remember. He’s very tough but with patience. He’s always after for the safety of his student. I advise that you get Saif as your driver instructor. You’ll never go wrong because I didn’t. Thank you National Driving for having Saif in your company and thank you Saif.

5 Stars

Sharon

I am very lucky to have Samson as my instructor. I used to be very nervous about driving, but now I can comfortably and confidently drive anywhere. Samson has been very patient with my driving. He repeatedly helps me correct my mistakes, form good habits of driving, and most importantly, overcome my fear towards driving. It has a very pleasant experience for me to learn driving here at National Driving Academy. Thank you very much @Samson!

5 Stars

Candice

Saif was a very patient and understanding driving instructor. I have had many uncomfortable experiences with driving instructors in the past but Saif was always professional and friendly. I am very thankful for his tuition

5 Stars

Tayla

Barbar is an excellent driving instructor. His friendly nature and calm instruction really help to put you at ease and make it easy to learn. Highly recommend!

5 Stars

Aaron

Was very patient with me and gave me good tips that were applicable and logical. Instructions were explained well. Gave helpful advice for final drives and reviews. Car was very nice to drive in and easy to operate.

5 Stars

Milena

All good !!

5 Stars

Butros

Constructive, safe and logical. When I am being instructed Im being provided reason and intuition. Expectations are that I’m a safe and defensive driver. Learn very quickly but a lot as well. My driving has improved very much since I started with him. All drivers in Canberra would be safe if they were instructed by him. It’s unfortunate this is not the case. 10/10

5 Stars

Milena

Really happy with my drive instructor thanks

5 Stars

Ghantawit

Arif is one of the best instructors. He is kind, funny and easy going and at the same time, I learnt so many important driving tips from him. Thank you!!

5 Stars

Jessica

Saif is an excellent teacher who has improved my driving skills immensely. He notices when you struggle with a competency and makes you repeat it to ensure you are able to get it. He is calm and patient whilst learning and is extremely knowledgeable. Definitely recommend for anyone wanting to get lessons.

5 Stars

Reuben

I was a very nervous driver when I started off and therefore wasn’t keen on getting my Provisional license. Joe helped me with my confidence and taught me a lot of crucial lessons about safe driving which not many people consider when teaching others. I highly recommend Joe as a driving instructor.

5 Stars

Jeana

Thanks to Joe I now have my P’s. Joe is an extremely patient and great teacher, I highly recommend him.

5 Stars

Jaya

I enjoyed my lessons with Saif. He imparted his knowledge from competency 1 to competency 23. I found that learning with him to be very easy and helpful. If for instance I am not able to perform the competency well in one of the practices, he would get me to repeat the procedure till it is ingrained in my memory. He also ensured that I was calm during the reviews. I used to drive extensively in overseas for more than 10 years. Despite having a vast experience, my driving skills went to a different level of excellence after being coached by Saif. There were things that I was not aware of and he kindly reminded me. Lessons are never boring with him as we talk about various road rules and competency requirements. I recommend him to prospective students. He has my thanks as he made me aware of Australian driving rules. Overall, I took 14 lessons with him (including the reviews).

Regards

5 Stars

Bryn

I had Joe as my instructor and it was an absolute pleasure. Could not have asked for a better instructor honestly! His driving knowledge, as well as charismatic and funny personality, made me look forward to lessons sometimes I can't lie! He has made me a safer, better, and more confident driver and I cannot thank him enough. Cheers Joe you legend.

5 Stars

Jungil

My son, CHeonhwi park was satisfied driving practice with your company, especially with the instructor, Saif.
Therfore, I am gonna reschedule for my son with him.

Thank you.

5 Stars

Tuitavake

I want to extend my thanks to Saif. I booked a 1 hour lesson with him to refresh my driving skills to sit for my full drivers license (transfer from overseas). The amount of information he pilled in within that time was more then helpful as I passed. I highly recommend him. Thank you again mate!

5 Stars

Floyd

This guy is a bit of a legend. Really glad to of done my learning with him. Highly recommend him.

5 Stars

Tamem

it was really great to Compellete my journey with you guys I really didnt know nothing about the rules of driving in australia and i am really greatfull that i have chosen NAd i recomond this to any of you that just start driving Thanks heaps Specially to my instructure
Warm regard Tamem Merzadah

5 Stars

Timothy

Danny was a fantastic teacher! He's great at explaining how to do things and breaks them down into easy to understand ideas. He's also good natured and helped me feel really comfortable as i learned how to drive, with good feedback forthcoming. I would highly recommend danny as an instructor for anybody wanting to get their manual license.

Cheers
Tim

5 Stars

Shahana

I would like to recommend Joe, he is really the best. I learned lessons with other instructors but the way Joe taught me no one ever taught me that way. He used to point out each fault and always push me to overcome that so that I will never do such mistake in future. He is very focused on his lesson and helped me a lot to become a safe driver. Thanks Joe for all your help and dignity to make me a safe driver.

5 Stars

Monique

I cannot recommend Joe Koren enough. I did log book with Joe, and got my p's with him. I tried a couple of instructors at National Driving, and decided to go with Joe as he was incredibly diligent, and knowledgable about road safety.

Lessons with him were rigorous and informative. I learnt many aspects of driving that I wouldn't have otherwise learnt, and I feel that I am a much safer driver for it.

Thank you Joe.




5 Stars

Kassandra

I cannot recommend Babar Chohan from National Driving Academy more highly to anyone that is in search of a driving instructor in the Canberra region.

His expertise and instructional technique cannot be faulted and has given my daughter the appropriate foundation to build upon and enable her to continue developing into a safe and skilful driver.

Thanks for ironing out the bad driving traits that I’m sure I would have passed on to her and for ensuring that she now has the knowledge to not be a menace on the roads of Canberra nor for that matter, the highways and byways of Australia.

5 Stars

Delaney

Yasir was very calm and patient with me, and clearly directed me when needed.

5 Stars

Bethany

I needed to get my au pair from Italy familiarised with driving on the left-hand side. I booked three sessions for her and was really pleased with approach Babar took. He was punctual, professional and provided me great feedback on the lesson progression, her competencies and what requirements she'd have to fulfil to meet international licence and insurance. I'll be using him for the au pair!

5 Stars

Joseph

Patrick was extremely professional and also very friendly. He gave me a lot of confidence in building my driving skills.

5 Stars

Max

I have recently been learning through your school with Samson as my instructor. I just wanted to leave some feedback. He was awesome to learn with, very patient and always explained mistakes logically and offers great techniques for difficult manoeuvres. I just passed the final assessment of the log book today and I can't wait to get out on the road. He was a great instructor and a credit to your company and I highly recommend him. I feel really confident on the road and appreciate all of his help.

5 Stars

Jordan

Samson was kind and professional. He explained things clearly and concisely and could offer both positive and negative feedback as appropriate.

5 Stars

Sophie

I felt very comfortable and safe doing my driving lessons! Danny explained things clearly and was very helpful at all times and was always calm and relaxed which helped me as the driver to stay relaxed.

5 Stars

Nayomi

Had few lessons with Joe and he is friendly and very smart for the job. Highly recommend Joe.

5 Stars

Campbell

Joe is very knowledgeable and passionate about driving, he is keenly observant and is sure to weed out any issues you may have. I would wholeheartedly endorse working with Joe, to get your liscence, as he will ensure you form good habits by providing quality teaching.

5 Stars

Lauren

Joe always made me feel safe & comfortable. Naturally, when I made mistakes he would calmly & clearly explain the procedure/concept. I really appreciate this teaching style & ended up enjoying my lessons. Would highly recommend him as a driving instructor. Thanks :)

5 Stars

Rebekah

The online booking system was really easy to navigate and booking over the phone was super quick and everyone was always really nice! Samson was a really good instructor especially if you get stressed easily he was always really patient!

5 Stars

Howard

I organised lessons for my 19 year old son and really recommend National Driving Academy. Having suffered from CFS for 6 years, my son is in recovery this year and decided to try to get his driver's licence. NDA were kind enough to allow him to start with half hour lessons at first and then 1 hour lessons once he could manage. His instructor Joe was on time, very professional and my son learned a lot each lesson. My son enjoyed his lessons with Joe and got on with him well. He passed his final driving test today and has picked up his P licence this afternoon. Thanks Joe and NDA.

5 Stars

Maurice

I’m so happy that I decided to enrol with the National Driving Academy for my Learners. My driving instructor Samson has been very patient, understanding and very systematic with his teaching. I am very blessed and fortunate to have such an instructor train me with all the driving skills which I have learnt and will carry forward for life. A big thank you to Samson for everything you have done to help me be a better and safe driver. I would highly recommend Samson as a driving instructor for your Learners lessons.

5 Stars

Iris

Steve is an excellent instructor. He is calm, patient, professional and dependable. He is teaching you to become a lifelong good road user, not only to pass your driving test. I started quite nervous when driving on high-speed roads, but he helped me overcome it quickly. he was very patient and took me to all the different speed roads to practice and overcome my fear gradually. His attention to detail and professionalism helped me greatly gain my confidence in driving. I highly recommend Steve.

5 Stars

Lukas

Saif was a great instructor and made sure he was teaching me everything that I needed for my driving reviews and tests. He is a very nice guy and easy to get along with and I would definitely recommend him to any learners out there trying to get better!

5 Stars

Zach

My Situation was complicated and a bit of rush to get through but Arif calmly helped me get through it and in more than one situation went above and beyond what he was required to do.

Truly do apricate his work and he has my many thanks.

5 Stars

Krisha

Babar has been an excellent instructor for our daughter who has just cleared her final test. Babar was always extremely punctual, very patient, calm, & professional. He has a wealth of driving technical knowledge to share with his students. We have no hesitation in recommending Babar, and we will also be back in touch in a couple of years when our younger child ready for lessons.

5 Stars

Olivia

Saif is a well experienced instructor that explains things in a very easy way. He will ensure you understand each concept from parking, to intersections that allows for an experienced and well educated driver. I enjoyed his lessons and taught rules and lessons that are for life.

5 Stars

John

Joe was an amazing teacher, after the first lesson I already learnt so much and was so comfortable driving with him. I have recommended Joe to some of my friends and recommend anyone who needs lessons to choose Joe.

5 Stars

John

Joe has been amazing with my son, John Vallianos. He has taught him so many things that my husband and I have not. John always enjoys his lesson and tells me he feels very much at ease with Joe.

5 Stars

Emily

Really good Instructor, taught me well and easy explanation of things. Saif was nice and easy to work with.

5 Stars

Clarence

Joe is an AWESOME instructor! He's comedic and very competent instructor, and I've always looked forward to his lessons. If your looking to gain confidence and knowledge, whilst having a good chat, go with Joe??.

5 Stars

Lily

Saif is a very kind and understanding driving instructor who explains all road rules and requirements in great detail. He understands that everybody has weaknesses and puts in an immense amount of effort to help drivers improve. I felt very safe and comfortable in the car with Saif and I feel very knowledgeable about road rules and confident driving by myself. Thank you for all your help Saif, you are an amazing driving instructor!

5 Stars

Matt

GOAT

5 Stars

Thomas

Joe was a pleasure to learn from. Funny dude with a wealth of life saving road rules knowledge, would highly recommended.

5 Stars

Hannah

Samson provided very thorough feedback which helped me learn and progress with my driving experience. He was very patient but also very helpful. His lessons actually made me feel like I learned more for driving. The car used through the lessons was very nice and smooth. I felt very safe and was very happy with my experience.

5 Stars

Riley

Babar is amazing! He helped me alot while providing me with positive feedback. He made friendly conversation while teaching me which made it 5x earlier to learn!

5 Stars

Harrison

Thank you to Babar for his clear instructions and supportive attitude. At the end of every lesson I had felt I had successfully bettered my skills and improved my confidence on the road.

5 Stars

Ibrahim

I joined this driving school after my previous schools instructor quit and i am so glad i chose National Driving School. My instructor Arif was a great teacher and his teaching approach was great and worked for me.

:)

5 Stars

(Tom)

Samson Massey was amazing. I was worried about going thru a one-off driving gest as I don't do well under pressure. The Compatency test allows an alternative way of getting ur license in a safe and more detailed manner. Fully recommend to anyone who is looking for an experienced accredited driving instructor to provide quality services. Many thanks to Samson for everything:)

5 Stars

Mitchell

Appreciated having Saif as my instructor, very supportive and friendly. Issued very clear directions and was good at finding points for improvement.

5 Stars

Justin

Saif is a good instructor- he will teach you well while saving you money. I never felt like time was wasted in his lessons, every competency was well-taught at a reasonable speed. I never felt ripped off or manipulated. As an instructor he is patient, friendly and empathetic. I'm certainly a much better driver now, I'll be better than my parents with a little experience. His methods are reliable and explained well, they will get you through the reviews.

5 Stars

Brandon

Thank you, National Driving Academy, for another great job. Two of my three boys have now gained their licences with the help of your instructors. Joe was amazing with my second boy, very patient and helpful. Joe communicated well with us parents, so we knew exactly where our son needed improvement therefore we were able to help develop his skills in these particular areas.
We will see you again in three years’ time when our number three boy is ready.

5 Stars

Janny



I’m a mature student who got my Ls in Melbourne but then never started my Ps journey until 10 years later in Canberra with Samson from National Driving Academy. I had to re get my Ls in Canberra and I chose to follow the log book pathway.
Samson from National Driving Academy is an extremely dedicated, punctual and experienced driving instructor. Especially with reverse parallel parking, give way rules and up to date information on current driving regulations/policies.

I live in Canberra by myself so I don’t have anyone that I can practice with. Nevertheless I have become a more safe and competent driver under his guidance. I am confident that I can drive anyway with the skills Samson has instilled in me.

Also thanks to National Driving Academy for their punctual reply to emails, very easy online booking system where you can buy packages and reschedule lessons with ease if you need.

Excited to be on my Ps now! Let the driving begin!

5 Stars

James

Joe was fantastic

5 Stars

Felix

Joe was very helpful, and taught me a lot of really good tips that a lot of people from other driving schools aren’t taught. Joe was always super kind and if he was ever late would always make sure you got the full booking time.

5 Stars

Leah

Saif was so patient with me and helped me develop a plan to finally getting my Ps. I am an older inexperienced driver, so as you can imagine, it is very frustrating for me!

5 Stars

Leif

Great instructor who really improved my driving, gives very useful advice that teaches you well and makes sure that you will be a good driver once you obtain your license.

5 Stars

Aidan

Arif was relaxed and a good instructor. I enjoyed the lessons.

5 Stars

Rebecca

Very helpful and explained in a way I could understand and use in everyday driving.

5 Stars

Kyeisha

Arif provided clear instruction, and was calm and supportive during my learning journey. I recommend Arif to anybody seeking an enjoyable transition from their learners to their P's. #teamArif

5 Stars

An-thony

Was very patient with my learning experience and made sure I thoroughly learnt the competencies through and through. Samson was a fantastic instructor, he was kind and patient throughout the whole process and his car was very easy to operate as well. I would recommend anyone learning to drive to go through National Driving Academy and I also back Samson as a thorough instructor who will make sure you will stay safe on the roads at all times.

5 Stars

Alexander

Top class instructor, he’ll give you examples from pass clients for you to learn off. He will make sure that you know that there are terrible drivers on the road and he will make you a good and safe driver.
10/10

5 Stars

Connor

Sampson was a great instructor and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed my lessons with Sampson. I highly recommend Sampson.

5 Stars

Ethan

he was very courteous and understanding

5 Stars

YVONNE

Nice and friendly instructor with patience. Give clear explanation and clear my doubts. Definitely recommend Saif! Thank you!

5 Stars

YVONNE

Nice and friendly instructor with patience. Give clear explanation and clear my doubts. Definitely recommend Saif! Thank you!

5 Stars

Dylan

I would recommend joe 100%. Couldn't have had a better instructor. Patient and very instructional. Easy process made nearly all the stress of getting my lisence go away.

5 Stars

Wanjia

I've just got the P lisence with Joe, he is very nice and explains everything clearly in his teaching. Would recommend to my friends.

5 Stars

YVONNE

Nice and friendly instructor with patience. Clear explanation on rules as I’m from overseas. Happy to clear my doubts and repeat when I have queries. Definitely recommend Saif! Thank you!

5 Stars

Ihsan

Very good instructor, is very hard on the basic concepts so when anyone goes to drive on the road by themselves, they are able to use their own common sense and his teachings allowing them to be a better driver.

5 Stars

Ume

Saif is a very good driving instructor. I did all my lessons with him and I always felt very comfortable. His car is always very nice and clean. I have always found him very patient whenever I made mistakes. He explained everything so well to me, and I owe him for teaching this important life skill to me.

5 Stars

Graeme

Saif is an excellent instructor. He is experienced, knowledgable, attentive and sincere. He prepared formal testing material and his own additional material to explain rules and methods in a simple and accessible way. He tailored lessons to suit my needs and gave advice on how to practise outside of lessons. I felt safe and confident, and that I progressed well during his lessons. Highly recommend.

5 Stars

Harrison

Joe is an absolute lad. He's funny, charismatic and an amazing driving instructor. 11/10 would recommend.

5 Stars

Hannah

Saif was a wonderful driving instructor. He really pushed me to do my best and get everything correct, even if it took a few lessons to get it right. He was very thorough and had a really nice manner. I felt very comfortable learning from him. Thank you, Saif!!

5 Stars

Harish

Saif was a great instructor who was patient and calm through lessons. He taught me a lot of techniques to easily perform difficult manouveres including right angle parking, reverse parallel parking and 3 point turns. Would recommend him to any learner looking to get there p plates.

5 Stars

Jordan

Throughout my driving experience, Samson guided me and significantly improved my skills and abilities as a driver, learning from him was easy as he was a wonderful instructor. I credit nearly all of my driving skills to him and I thank him for teaching me how to drive.

5 Stars

Luke

Joe was a great driving instructor, he really knows what he’s talking about.

5 Stars

Katya

Samson was a very caring instructor who made sure that I understood everything. He furthered my competencies of driving and made me a more confident driver. Online booking system is very easy and efficient. I would recommend National Driving Academy and Samson to all those seeking to get their P license.

5 Stars

Khoa

The instructor Joe was great. Took his time to explain everything. The Office staff where also fantastic. Very friendly and helpful

5 Stars

Astrid

Saif was a great instructor. Really helped me improve my skills as a driver, and gave me some very good tips. Would recommend to any other learner drivers!

5 Stars

Ryan

Just fabulous. Our son is now a confident and capable P driver. Joe quickly built a rapport with our son and has given him life long tips on how to navigate the road with courtesy, awareness and safety.

5 Stars

Ryan

Joe is not only a great driving instructor, but also a great person. His enthusiasm for driving and safety makes him the perfect person to teach me to manage the challenges of the road. He makes driving fun and exciting and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to lead me towards my P’s.

5 Stars

Octavia

babar was an excellent driving instructor. he was exceedingly capable and always understanding, he was also often early which was good. he was good at explaining and helping me learn.

5 Stars

Harry

Samson explained stuff clearly and gave techniques for difficult manoeuvres(e.g reverse parallel parking). He would give good constructive feedback on areas that needed improvement.

5 Stars

Hugo

I did my lessons with Joe.

Highly recommend doing lessons with him. Not only does he teach you everything and more required for your competencies, he makes the lessons fun and enjoyable due to his outgoing personality!

5 Stars

Glen

Joe was an excellent instructor. When I started I was very nervous but Joe was patient and happy to go at my pace. As I gained confidence Joe always took me to the next challenge without making me feel pushed. Thanks Joe!

5 Stars

Edmund

Very helpful and comprehensive with the road rules. Very patient as well. Made the learning experience great.

5 Stars

Hugh

Saif has been an excellent instructor who has taught me how to drive safely. He has been encouraging towards me and supportive. He explained everything clearly which made it easier to learn. He has also been patient and acknowledging when I have made a mistake. Overall he has been excellent and has taught me how to drive safely and confidently.

5 Stars

Dongkyu

Best instructor! Never regretted my decision to pick him as my instructor. Learnt a lot about safe driving. :)

5 Stars

Abigail

Babar was an amazing driving instructor. He was so calm and patient when teaching me and I enjoyed my lessons with him. I definitely recommend him!

5 Stars

Eilis

Very good, I was a quite nervous driver and he has helped me and ensured that I have built confidence throughout my lesson. Step-by-step ways of completing parking (especially reverse parallel) helped me to feel confident that I knew how to park in all environments and situations.

5 Stars

Julian

My instructor had great knowledge of the road rules and always came well prepared to teach me well for each lesson. He used drawn diagrams, examples and clear instructions so that I got the most out of every lesson. I am completing my course feeling extremely confident about driving on the road after the great practice I have received. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get their license in the future.

5 Stars

Edeline

Saif is a very understanding and patient instructor. He’s extremely professional and knowledgeable- which he demonstrates as he understands the wants and needs of a student. Saif adjusts to the driving comfort of the student, and makes sure that they’re confident and at ease. He’s a wonderful driver instructor, whom I hope to continue my remaining learning in driving with.

5 Stars

Michelle

i just had a Lesson with Saif, Ive learned sooo much in one seating than in doing more lessons with others. He is very clear and thorough at Teaching you all the rules and very specific with Teaching you or the functions of The Car and the driving itself. Im very glad I chose him for today's lesson.

5 Stars

Tia

This was my first lesson and Babar really helped me feel ready to learn how to drive! He was gentle and knew how to explain something in a different way if I didn't understand.

5 Stars

Yuan

Saif is helpful and patience with his lessons, he took the time to explain the road rules with visuals and drawings



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