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TAFE Plus Statement in Safer Drivers Course

TAFE NSW Course Number: 162-25601V03

Richmond TAFE NSW Campus

Study Type:
Part Time Day

Start Date:
20 Dec 2018


6 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $140

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The Safer Drivers Course is designed to improve the safety of young learner drivers as they progress to a provisional licence and drive unsupervised.
This course will improve levels of safe driving by focusing on how to manage road safety risks, increasing current driving skills and
acquiring new skills. This is done through a combination of facilitated classroom learning (Module One) and practical supervised instruction
from a professional driving instructor (Module Two).

Participation in the course entitles a learner driver to a 20 hour reduction on the 120 log book hours requirement.

Successful completion of the Safer Drivers Course requires the participant to attend and complete the Facilitated Group Discussion (Module One) followed by the In-Vehicle Module (Module Two).

To build on the learning experiences in Module One, the In-Vehicle Module must be completed as soon as possible within a month of completing the first module.

Module One -Facilitated Group Discussion to build awareness of risks, decisions and safe driving behaviours.
Module Two In-Vehicle Coaching practising low risk driving behaviours on public roads with the Coach and another learner driver.

This course is offered at various locations across NSW.

The Safer Drivers Course is an RMS initiative to establish safe driving skills for young learner drivers. As an approved provider, TAFE NSW delivers the Safer Drivers Course right across NSW in TAFE Colleges as well as in public locations to suit a range of inexperienced learner drivers.

With TAFE NSW you get quality training with skilled facilitators and professional coaching and you can be assured of sound educational practices. Assisting young learner drivers to be prepared for the first time they take the wheel on their first solo drive, the Safer Drivers Course will improve levels of driving safety by learning to manage road safety risks, gap selection, good decision and safe speeds through a combination of classroom learning and practical supervised instruction from a professional driving instructor.

Completion of the five hour course will get 20 hours off Learner Log Book hours. Both modules must be completed before 20 hours is credited to Learner Log Books.
Learners have up to one month after the date of Module One attendance to complete Module Two to receive the 20 hour reduction.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

The Safer Drivers Course is for young learner drivers under 25 years with a minimum 50 actual driving hours as required under the Graduated Licence Scheme (GLS), not 3-for-1 Scheme hours and must include 10 night hours.

Disadvantaged Learner Initiative
The Disadvantaged Learner Initiative provides free SDC places for disadvantaged young learner drivers under the age of 25.
The key objective of the initiative is to allow young learner drivers from disadvantaged backgrounds and Aboriginal communities with limited financial means access to the course by
providing a course fee exemption.

This exemption assists in improving equal opportunity for disadvantaged young learner drivers in NSW, allowing them to benefit from the road safety outcomes provided by the course.
A strict eligibility criteria applies to applicants as there are limited places available each year.

Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
¿ Hold a current NSW learner licence
¿ Be aged under 25 years
¿ Have completed a minimum of 50 hours driving experience as evidenced in their log book (The 50 hours must be actual driving hours, (not 3-for-1 Scheme) and include 10 night hours).
¿ Hold a current Pensioner Concession Card in the learner's name, issued by the Australian Government Department of Human Services (Centrelink) and be assessed as eligible under the Roads and Maritime
Concession Policy / Provide an Out of Home Care letter via Family and Communities.

The Course is for delivery to New South Wales learner licence holders only.

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

All Course materials will be supplied at the start of the first session - Module One. A vehicle will be supplied for Module Two, the in-vehicle coaching session.
Just make sure that you turn up at each module session with your licence and your log book!

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Roads and Maritime Privacy Statement
You understand that TAFE NSW (The Service Provider) will disclose your personal information to Roads and Maritime and that it may be used by Roads and Maritime for the purposes of:
• Verifying your successful completion of the course; and/or
• Contacting you to discuss the feedback on the course
Otherwise Roads and Maritime will not use or disclose your personal information without your consent unless authorised by law. Your personal information will be held by Roads and Maritime at 20-44 Ennis Road, Milsons Point NSW 2061 and you can contact Roads and Maritime to request to access or correct it.

25601A Safer Drivers Course

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Course cost: $140

The course cost of $140 is set by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and paid directly to TAFE NSW Western Sydney.

Start Date: 20 Dec 2018

Part Time Day: 5 hours per week x 6 Weeks

Saturday for 5 Hours per day

Please enrol and pay by phone by either contacting Customer Service on 131870 to enrol over the phone.

Alternatively you can enrol or register online. You will need to supply personal information and contact details when registering or enroling. If you require further information please call the Safer Drivers Hotline mobile: 0419 752 249 or by email: saferdrivers@tafensw.edu.au.

Please Note: If under 17, please contact 131 870 or 131 601 to enrol.
To be eligible to do this course, learners must be on L plates, have completed a minimum of 50 actual log book driving hours and be under 25 years of age.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to registration/enrolment. To apply for your USI please visit www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI. Please advise TAFE NSW your USI number at the time of registration/enrolment.

Course commencement and confirmation:
- Course will commence subject to a sufficient number of participants (minimum 6)
- Course fees must be paid at least 7 days prior to the course start date to confirm position.

Cancellations must be advised at least 3 days prior to the course date so transfers to an alternative date can be arranged. Cancellations after this date will result in a forfeit of all fees paid. However, in the case of genuine emergencies, it will be at the discretion of the Head Teacher. Transfers must be completed within 6 months of the original course date with refunds for cancellation or non-attendance not available.

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