Jo is a TMR Accredited Driver Trainer who also has a passion for teaching road safety and knows that it is more than just passing a driving test but keeping people alive. Jo has been teaching defensive driving techniques since 2005 with great success. She has a relaxed manner helping to keep people calm and less anxious in what can be a very stressful situation.
Our training car is manual but if you would like to learn in an automatic, we are happy to provide the training in your car.
Each student will require a different amount of training depending on their abilities and skills. How they learn and how much practise they get has a lot to do with how they progress. Some students are fine with 3 lessons, where others are still not confident to take their test after 10 lessons. We tailor the lessons to suit the student, working together to achieve a safe and confident driver.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I apply for my learner licence?
Once you turn 16, you can apply for your learner licence to drive a car.
A learner licence allows you to drive a car under supervision. Your supervisor must have held an open licence for at least one year and currently hold an open licence (for example, their licence must not be expired or suspended).
To get your learner licence, you need to pass a written road rules test and be medically fit to drive.
What is the cost a learners permit?
Learner licence – issued for 3 years $171.90
Test Fee – To book a test you will need to pay a fee $57.90
Licence Fee Once you have passed your test to buy a licence to cost will be:
1 year $78.90
2 years $110
3 years $136.15
4 years $157.55
5 years $176.75
Costs as at 1 July 2018
How do I apply for learners licence?
You can apply for a learner licence at a:
- Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service centre
- participating QGAP office
- licence-issuing police station (in rural or remote areas of Queensland).
You will need to bring:
- your evidence of identity
- if needed, a medical certificate from your doctor stating that you are fit to drive
- the written test fee and the licence fee.
You no longer have to complete a driver licence application form when visiting a Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service centre.
You will still need to complete a driver licence application form (F3000) at police stations and participating QGAP offices.
If you pass the written road rules test, you will receive a driver licence receipt for your learner licence which authorises you to drive until your learner licence is received in the mail. You will also receive information on how to obtain the TMR Logbook application to record your driving experience. If you need one, you can be provided a bound logbook.
What do I need to do to prepare for the written test?
The written test for a car consists of 30 multiple-choice questions about road rules and driver licence requirements.
Your keys to driving in Queensland gives you all the information you need to pass the test
You can also prepare for your test by completing the online practice road rules test.
This test contains 10 give way questions, and 20 road rule questions, which you could be asked when applying for your licence.
What happens if I don't pass my written test?
This test has 30 multiple choice questions. To pass you must correctly answer at least: 9 out of 10 questions about giving way. 18 out of 20 questions about road rules and driver licence requirements
If you do not pass the written test, you have to wait until the next working day to take the test again. You must pay the test fee every time you take the test.
Booking a Driving Test
A booking can only be made for a date when you have held the appropriate licence for the required length of time. Further details are available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au
If you hold an overseas licence, have held an interstate learners licence, or have an approved learners licence tenure or logbook exemption, bookings may only be possible bycontacting Transport and Main Roads.
Your booking is not confirmed until you have paid and received your transaction receipt from this service. Your booking may be forfeited if not confirmed within 30 minutes. If you are unsure if this transaction has been completed please contact us to confirm.
Each booking is allocated a unique booking reference number. You should record this number for any future reference to this booking.
It is the licence holders responsibility to ensure that they hold a current driver licence for the test time. Failure to produce a current licence will result in the loss of your driving test fee.
The standard test duration is 45 minutes for C and LR tests and 90 minutes for MR, HR and HC tests.
Before you will be able to apply for a class C learner licence in Queensland, you will need to successfully complete PrepL, an online learning and assessment program.
By focusing on developing safe behaviours and attitudes, PrepL will ensure you know the road rules and understand the impact of the Fatal Five.
PrepL is designed to improve learner driver education and give new drivers a safer start to their time on the road. PrepL will replace the 30-question paper-based written test for a class C learner licence.
PrepL will take around 4-6 hours to complete. You will have 12 months to complete the course from the date of your enrolment. Assessment components are embedded in the course and unlocked through completing different learning stages.
You will be able to do PrepL at your own pace, any time, using a compatible smartphone, tablet or computer.
A download speed of 1.5mbps is required for PrepL to work on any device and you will need to allow 1.5GB to download the whole course. The content will download as you progress through the PrepL course.
PrepL represents a shift from a test to a learning and assessment process.
You will first be guided through a number of interactive activities, videos and scenarios. These are split into 3 sections:
- Your driving attitude
- Signs and rules
- Sharing the road with others.
After completing all 3 sections, you will unlock the final assessment. The final assessment has 30 questions. Just like the written test, you must score at least 90% on this test to be eligible for your learner licence.
You can take the test multiple times. If you don’t pass, you will need to wait 24 hours before you can retake the test. You only have to pay the fee once and will have access to the course for 12 months.
You will still be required to provide evidence of your identity before you can be issued with a class C learner licence. You can do this at any stage of your enrolment. If you do this before passing PrepL, you will be able to apply for your licence online and get it in the mail. A driver licence receipt can be printed out to immediately start supervised driving.
No access to PrepL
If you don’t have internet access at home or another location like a school or a library, you may be eligible to complete a written test instead of PrepL. Call 13 23 80 to find out more.
The Queensland government website contains all the current and relavent information about licensing, along with all your practise test, fees and requirements.
It is a great place to start.
QLD Transport Approved Vehicles
You must bring a safe, suitable vehicle to use for your practical driving test. You will only be allowed to take your test if:
- your vehicle is currently registered
- your vehicle is roadworthy
- you have correctly displayed L-plates on your vehicle
- you have obtained the registered operator’s permission for the vehicle to be used in the test
- your vehicle meets the requirements for the licence class you are applying for.
Refresher Driving Lessons
There are a lot of reasons people choose to do refresher driving lessons, lack of confidence or skill are two but there are other reasons to seek advice.
At 17 we read our road rules and pass our driving test and then go on to drive and we dont look at rules ever again. It is a good idea to do a Practice Road Rule Test every couple of years as Rules dont tend to change but our perception does. We watch other drivers make mistakes then second guess our own driving habits. Then we add Roundabouts, Merge Lanes, Parking and various Intersections and situations and we can lose confidence in ourselves as a driver. Our children grow up and ask questions about driving and we can feel out of our depth teaching them.
Maybe you just want to make sure you are still a safe driver and making good decisions, have questions about driving that you want answered or maybe you dont drive much and need some practice or want to upgrade to a manual licence.
Why not book in for a lesson or two and we can tailor a plan to suit you.
Roadskills Gympie and Q-Ride Gympie
LEARN TO RIDE – LEARN TO DRIVE
Owner Operators – Joanne & Mark Phillips
14 City View Drive, The Dawn 4570 QLD
DRIVER TRAINING – Jo: 0412 410 727
RIDER TRAINING – Mark: 0438 764 662
Registered Service Provider: 298G0119