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AlphaPro Driving School Canberra
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FAQs

  • How will I know if my instructor is an Accredited Driving Instructor?
    All AlphaPro instructors are professionally trained and ACT Accredited Driving Instructors. They will show you their official accreditation card and will have the official ACT forms. They are all able to do Log Book assessment.

  • How long is each driving lesson?
    Driving lessons are typically 1 hour. We are happy to discuss 2 hour lessons with you if you would like more intensive training or it suits your schedule. Keep in mind that 2 hour lessons can be mentally fatiguing.

  • I’m a bit nervous, is this ok?
    No worries, we teach nervous drivers everyday. We aim to create a friendly and easy-to-learn environment that puts even the most nervous drivers at ease. Don’t forget that our cars are equipped with dual controls so we are always there to help you out in difficult situations.

  • How do I get my licence?
    In the ACT you have the choice between the Logbook system via the Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBT&A) program or attempting a one-off practical driving test with a government examiner. In our experience 80 per cent of learners choose the Logbook system.

    The CBT&A program is a comprehensive system of learning to drive with an accredited driving instructor who will teach and assess 23 driving competencies.

    Each competency is signed and stamped off by the instructor.

    Once the Logbook is completed a separate certificate is issued and these two documents are presented by the learner at a Government Shopfront or the Dickson Motor Registry. The appropriate fee is then paid and your provisional licence is issued.

    The One-off Government driving test is conducted by an independent Government examiner. Tests are conducted at either the Dickson Motor Registry (Challis Street) or from the Government Shopfront at Homeworld, Tuggeranong.

    Learners can obtain their Learners Licence at 15 years and 9 months, through the Roadready program conducted within the school system or via the Roadready course conducted by a private provider (Ph: 6282 8990).

    Learners are strongly recommended to engage a professional driving instructor early in their driver training to ensure that they are taught the correct driving techniques which comply with the ACT Government’s driving standards – eg using pull/push steering, skipping gears when gearing down, and not using gears to slow the vehicle.

  • How many lessons will I need to complete the 23 competencies in the Log Book?
    This is a difficult question to answer and depends on the ability of the individual and how much experience they have prior to starting with our instructors. Our instructors will be able to give an estimate after the first lesson but this estimate is not a guarantee but will depend on the individual's ability and the amount of practice that they will have between lessons.

  • Will I be able to be picked up at one address and dropped off at another?
    Our instructors will be happy to pick you up from one location and drop you off at another in the ACT. Be aware however that you may not be able to have a full lesson if you are just beginning your instruction because most of the time may be spent in travel.

  • How much notice should I give if I need to cancel a lesson?
    Please give us as much notice as possible so that we may give your spot to someone who is waiting for a lesson.

  • If for any reason I want to change instructors, will my completed competancies be recognised by another?
    You may change instructors at any time, from one school to another or within our school and your completed competencies will be recognised. Our instructor will probably need to ascertain your competancy in the first lesson to ensure that you have been properly trained by an accredited driving instructor. Remember only ACT accredited instructors are allowed to assess your competancies in your log book

Thanks received

Hey Charles. Got my Ps. Once again just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help. I really appreciate everything that you did and will definitely recommend you to everyone!
Brendan

Thanks a lot Charles for all your help and patience during driving lessons. Now I'm able to drive legally in Australia.
Lili

I had lessons with AlphaPro and I could not have been happier. Prior to commencing lessons I had contacted AlphaPro via e-mail to check avaliability and was immediately contacted by John who provided me with options, dates and times to fit with my request. He also provided me with a link to videos to watch.

My instructor was Charles who was an absolute delight. Charles recognised early that I had experience but I lacked confidence. He did everything to make me feel comfortable and become confident behind the wheel. I would recommend Charles and AlphaPro to anyone who asks about driving lessons.
Megan

I completed my driving lessons with Charles from AlphaPro, and I could not be happier. He is super flexible and helps you achieve your driving goals no matter what they may be and suggested driving videos for me to watch to aid with some of the lessons. He is very patient and lovely to have in the car as he does not yell and is up for a chat. I highly recommend Charles and AlphaPro to anyone who is looking for a driving instructor.
Charlotte

I had driving lessons with Charles from Alpha Pro and I can not recommend him more highly. I used to have a fear of driving and Charles was so extremely patient, competent and understanding that he helped me overcome my fear and in the end I actually enjoyed driving.

If you are looking for an instructor who is flexible, supportive and encouraging then pick up the phone now and call Charles at AlphaPro…. I wish I had found him sooner as it would have saved me putting off getting my license for years.
Angie