Learner Driver Standards - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this Standard if you are an Accredited Driving Instructor. The Standard is intended to be used for the continuous training and assessment of a person's suitability to be issued with a provisional car licence. It is mandatory that instructors assess a student using the Authority's Standard. The Standard outlines requirements for:

  • Vehicle controls;
  • Cabin drill (i.e. what a driver must do when getting into or out of a vehicle);
  • Starting up procedure;
  • Moving off from a stationary position;
  • Gear changing;
  • Steering control;
  • Turns, left and right;
  • Speed control;
  • Slowing procedure;
  • Stopping procedure;
  • Hill starts;
  • Give way rules;
  • Reversing;
  • Right angle parking (front in);
  • Reverse parallel parking;
  • U-turns;
  • Turning around on the road (e.g.three point turns);
  • Lane changing, merging, entering freeways, form one lane;
  • Overtaking;
  • Observation skills, visual searching and scanning, hazard recognition;
  • Compliance with the system of vehicle control; and
  • Driving on busy roads and unfamiliar roads.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
Road Transport Authority

Act(s) name

Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2000 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
Road Transport Authority

Mailing address:
PO BOX 582
Dickson, Australian Capital Territory 2602


02 62077101


02 62077171




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