Best NSW Safer Drivers Course


Get 20 hours in your logbook when you complete an Awesome SDC® with Ascent Driver Training.

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The NSW Safer Drivers Course (SDC) is available to learner drivers who have at least 50 actual hours of driving. Learn Drive Survive delivers the Safer Drivers Course on behalf of Ascent Driver Training as it’s subcontractor. This Awesome SDC® was created to educate learner drivers under 25 years of age, safer driving habits and techniques.

Research has proven that novice drivers between the ages of 17 and 25, are most vulnerable in their first year of driving solo. Infact in NSW, crash data shows that novice drivers are approximately three (3) times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than the average crash rate for all drivers. The SDC is designed to help prepare learner drivers to become safer drivers as they progress to their P’s.

Completing an Awesome SDC® with helps learner drivers understand the importance of driver attitude and behaviour. In this safe driving program, you will learn the techniques and strategies to help minimise unnecessary risk taking, distractions and influences that can affect a drivers capabilty.

If you’re looking for a NSW Safer Drivers Course that is engaging, informative and encourages learner drivers to contribute in group discussions and activities, book today. The course is only five (5) hours in duration and involves a theory (Module 1) and a practical component (Module 2). To complete the SDC, you must meet the following requirements;


hold a valid learner licence


have a minimum of 50 actual driving hours (not the 3 for 1 bonus hours) and;


be under 25 years of age.

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Module 1

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Module 1 Safer Drivers Course

Led by an experienced facilitator, Module 1 is an interactive and engaging three (3) hour facilitated group discussion set in a classroom environment. Throughout the session, learners will explore the behaviours and effective management strategies to become safer drivers. Module 1 helps learner drivers to identify and manage internal and external influences that can impact the skills and ability of novice drivers.

Module 2

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Module 2 Safer Drivers Course

Module 2 of the SDC consists of a two (2) hour coaching session in a trainers vehicle. The session only involves two (2) learner drivers and a driver trainer. Each learner will take turns driving on a set route whilst implementing certain strategies learnt in Module 1. This allows learner drivers to identify risks and potential risks in a real life driving  environment and the techniques used to help minimise unnecessary risk taking behaviours.



Speed Management

Driving at a speed suitable to the conditions is essential to minimise the risk of a crash. Lower speeds also allows drivers to see more. Learn simple speed management techniques to allow for critical reaction responses.


Hazard Awareness & Response

Hazard Perception includes the process of recognising and reacting to potentially dangerous driving situations. Learn how to identify and effectively respond to hazards and developing hazards.


Safe Following Distance

A Safe Following Distance is essential when driving in the same direction behind traffic. Learn how to create, maintain, protect and manage a Safe Following Distance whilst driving and when stopped in traffic.


Safe Gap Selection

Choosing a safe gap in traffic is a skill that requires on-going practice. A learners judgement on distance is in the developing stages. Learn techniques that will help you identify safe gaps without taking unnecessary risks.


Identifying & Avoiding Risks

A hazard is something that has potential to harm you or someone else. Risk is the likelihood of a hazard causing harm. Learn the difference between both and how to manage and avoid risks in a real life driving situation.


Other Defensive Strategies

There are many simple tips and techniques you can do to be a safe driver. Things such as vehicle positioning and the anticipation of others, can help prevent a crash and keep you safe. The SDC will teach you these life skills.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When Can I Do the Safer Drivers Course

To complete the Safer Drivers Course, you must meet the following requirements;

  • you must hold a valid learner licence
  • you must complete a minimum of 50 actual driving hours (not the 3 for 1 bonus hours) and;
  • you must be under 25 years of age.
Will I need to supply my own vehicle to do the in-vehicle coaching part of the safer drivers course?

No. A dual-controlled vehicle will be supplied by the course provider.

Do I have to complete the course modules in a particular order?

Yes. All participants must complete module one (the facilitated group discussion), before completing module two (the in-vehicle coaching). Module two should be completed within one month of module one.

What if I can only complete one of the modules?

The 20 log book hours credit will only be available for learners that have completed both modules of the course within four weeks. Participants should contact the course provider directly to learn more about their cancellation/rebooking policies for more information.

Is the Safer Driver Course just like a driving lesson?

Although the team at Learn Drive Survive teach the same skills and techniques as the SDC in everyday driving lessons, the course is not about learning to drive. It is a coaching session and doesn’t focus on car control or manoeuvres such as reverse parking.

Can I do the course in a manual vehicle?

We only provide automatic vehicles for students to complete the course. We want all students to focus on the course components and not the operation of the clutch and gears.

Can I fail the course?

No. There is no assessment or pass/ fail component of the Safer Drivers Course. However, participants must complete both course modules to be eligible for the 20 hour log book credit.

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Safer Drivers Course

Learn Drive Survive delivers the Safer Drivers Course on behalf of Ascent Driver Training  as it’s subcontractor.


Secure your spot in the next available Safer Drivers Course where you will not only receive 20 log book hours but learn;


How to Reduce Peer Pressure When Driving


How to Manage Distractions when Driving


How to Minimise Unnecessary Risks


How influences Can Affect a Drivers Capabilty


Much, Much More


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