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Licence Ready App

Of course! We offer traditional-style driving lessons, and you don't have to do anything with the App. Our instructors do use technology as a teaching aid to explain clearly and help you understand quickly, for example, to play animations on the iPad. This saves time, and you get to drive more in our lessons.

Absolutely! If you can use a smartphone, you won’t have any problem using our App. In fact, we’ve kept it as easy to use as the computer-based Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) you do when you go to the RMS to apply for a Learner Licence.

Our App is designed for all levels of technology users, including those with learning difficulties or language barriers. During your Induction Session, our Solo Ready Instructor helps you install the App on your phone, demonstrates how it works and makes sure you’re comfortable with it. In the unlikely event that you’re not comfy using it, our flexibility guarantee allows you to cancel and get a refund or we can give you traditional style of driving lessons. Licence Ready also provides free support 24/7 by phone or email, or where possible in person.

We’ll help you do that when we come for your FREE 30-minute induction.

You’ll receive free telephone and email support. If you’re based in the Sydney metro area, we can provide person-to-person support free of charge.

We know it’s not always practical to carry the Learner Log Book around. The App allows you to input your driving experience records with easy clicks. Often, small drives are forgotten, but every minute of experience counts! So you can log even the smallest of drives and transfer them later into the Log Book. Do not use your mobile phone when driving under any circumstances. Your supervisor should log information into the App before your drive, and once you have safely returned home.

Yes, GPS tracking is available. It will allow you to switch on the GPS through the App prior to starting your lesson. Automatically logs route map of your journey, travel time, distance travelled, the suburb names and the road names you have driven through into the App, ready for you to transfer it into your Learner Log Book.

Absolutely! Licence Ready allows drawing an intended practice route using google maps, as part of planning the practice drive.

Getting your Learner Licence

Congratulations on reaching 16! To get your Learner Licence, you’ll need to:

  • visit a Service NSW Centre,
  • prove your age and identity
  • pass a Driver Knowledge Test
  • pass an eyesight test
  • pay the licence and test fees.

Learn to drive packages

We offer:

  1. Smart 60 range of packages - 60 minute lessons

Sure you can. Our packages are industry-leading in their flexibility. You can upgrade by paying the difference, downgrade or even cancel, and we give you a refund.

Absolutely. If you’ve used less than 6 lessons, they’ll be charged at base lesson price, and the remaining amount will be refunded. If you’ve used more than 5 lessons, they’ll be charged at our 6 lesson pack price, and the remaining amount will be refunded. Easy!

3 for 1 Learner Log Book hours

For every 1 hour driving lesson completed with a Licenced Driving Instructor, you can record 3 hours of driving experience in your Learner Log Book. A maximum of 10 hours is accepted by Roads & Maritime Services, equating to 30 hours driving experience. Once you’ve recorded all your 3 for 1 hours, you can and should still continue with lessons if you feel they are beneficial. They will simply be recorded as the actual number of minutes.

No. Roads and Maritime Services require NSW learner drivers to log 120 hours of practical, supervised driving experience, including a minimum of 20 hours of night driving before you can attempt the driving test. Click here for more information.

Yes. Currently, you don’t have to complete a Learner Driver Log Book if you:

  • Are aged 25 years and over

  • Previously held an NSW or interstate driver licence, other than a Learner Licence

  • Previously held an overseas licence other than a Learner Licence

  • Hold an overseas licence, other than a Learner Licence, and are issued with a Learner Licence after you failed a driving test

  • Roads and Maritime Services specifically exempts you.

Price

We believe in ’best value learning’ for new drivers that costs less time, money and anxiety. At the same time, you experience more of the right information, active driving skills development and collaboration between learner, instructor and supervising driver.

25% of traditional lessons is usually spent on theory. However, with Solo Ready, you can access theory 24/7 from anywhere via our Licence Ready App. This reduces in-car theory time for each lesson, which means lessons are shorter and focus on active driving skills.

Lessons start at $71 per session, with savings over $200 passed to you based on our largest size lesson pack. Even for more confident drivers, our lessons are $75 per session with savings of over $100 passed to you based on our Smart Starter Lesson Pack. Call 1300 308 381 for more information.

Driving Test

If you are under 25 years of age: You need to have held your Learner Licence for a minimum of 12 months and completed at least 120 hours of driving practice (including 20 hours of night driving) before you can apply for a Provisional P1 Licence and take your test.

If you are over 25 years of age, you are exempt from the abovementioned conditions. Click here to visit the Roads and Maritime website to find out more.

No driving school will be able to tell you exactly how many lessons you need to pass the test. The number of lessons depends on lots of factors such as your ability to co-ordinate vehicle controls smoothly, your knowledge of road rules and test requirements, and your driving experience and frequency of lessons.

We’re the only driving school that allows you to cap your paid lessons. What’s more, we help you draw up a strategy that helps you take fewer paid lessons and still reach your goal.

To help you take fewer paid lessons, we give you FREE access to our Licence Ready App that explains road rules, manoeuvres and safe driving practices in narratives and animations. The App also provides tools and the guidelines for your supervising drivers to help maintain continuity of practice in-between our lessons. Licence Ready provides a summary of your practice and the progress you’re making. This helps to keep your learning a consistent and controlled progress.

No. Only the Roads and Maritime Services can do that. We offer mock tests to make sure you’re fully prepared, and we’ll be able to talk you through the process to alleviate any concerns.

Customers with overseas licences

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Absolutely! We can help you prepare for the RMS Driving Test. During your first lesson, we assess your skills and then recommend the driving instruction program needed before your RMS Driving Test.

Driving in Australia with new road rules and possibly on the different side of the road can be daunting. During your first lesson, we assess your skills and recommend a customised program that helps you become a safe and aware driver in NSW.

Solo Ready Cars

All Solo Ready Cars are dual control, mostly automatic vehicles. At present, our learning material only provides for learning in an automatic. Towards the end of 2016, we'll be launching learning material for manual cars. In selected suburbs we offer Manual car lessons.

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