Gain the skills to drive safely for life – not just to pass your test!

Welcome to Drive Skills 4 life where we not only teach your kids to drive, but re-educate parents and grand parents to assist them to get their licence according to the road rules in 2018.

We also offer several specialised services that assist people who have a fear of driving, or who suffer from anxiety that has been preventing them from driving and for those who lack confidence.

Are you looking for a driving school with a difference?

Do you:

  • lack confidence behind the wheel due to a previous accident?
  • suffer from anxiety?
  • want to re-skill to help your teenager become a better driver?
  • want a fuller and more extensive driver learner program to help you navigate all types of road conditions?
  • want to feel safer on our roads?
  • have staff that need driver assessments for their job?
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Road Trauma and your fear of driving doesn’t need to rule your life!

This is Jennifer’s story…

Two years ago I walked out of work, began to cross the road to head to the supermarket.  The next thing I remember, I woke up in the Alfred.

The last two years have been tough.  Learning to walk again, many months of rehab, specialist and psychologists appointments.

It was when I started driving again my anxiety hit overdrive. I couldn’t face roads with dual lanes, highways were completely out of the question, I’d freak out! Thankfully through the TAC and my psychologist, they connected me with Sarah from Drive Skills 4 Life.  The only words I have to say is thank you!  Whilst we’re 3/4’s of the way through our sessions, I now have more confidence in getting around Melbourne.  My anxiety is still there, but with the correct tools provided by Sarah, I can now get around Melbourne without having a meltdown.

If this sounds like you, please make contact for a confidential chat and I will be more than happy to assist with a tailored program to get you back driving confidently again!

Do you have a fear of getting in the car with your child?

Don’t be embarrassed, it’s a very real fear that deserves to be respected!  At Drive Skills 4 Life we’re all about helping our clients overcome the fear of driving, as well as the fear of teaching their loved ones to drive.

We offer a revolutionary new program, exclusive to Drive Skills 4 Life called the Blue P Program, where we will re-educate you and empower you, to teach your loved ones to drive.  We will be there for you every step of the way with lessons in between, but you will have me, your driver trainer on tap to answer questions, as they arise.
Ensure you’re safe, so your next generation can be too!  Make contact today to find out more.

What our clients say..

  • Laura
    Sarah is an absolutely fantastic driving instructor, I would highly recommend her! I was so nervous about driving and had absolutely no confidence whatsoever but now only 4 weeks later I’ve passed my test first time round. She was so patient and encouraging, I definitely could not have done it without her! Thanks Sarah
    Laura
  • Jayden
    I started driving with Sarah back in February and have just passed my test. I was always a bit anxious about driving after being in the passenger seat of a few accidents, so much so I didn’t bother working towards my license until I was 23, Sarah’s patience and compassion was exactly what I needed. I’ve found Sarah’s approach to be extremely professional and will be recommending Sarah to anyone I know who is looking to improve their driving skills. Sarah’s consist patience has been outstanding, every mistake you make is treated as a lesson with the only point of discussion a way to improve next time. Sarah has not canceled a lesson without appropriate notice, yet when life got in the way and I had to cancel a lesson she was extremely understanding and resolution focused “when shall we rebook”. This being Sarah’s business really shines in the way she conducts herself, the way she treats her clients and the friendly motherly approach you consistently receive from her. I would summarise the service you receive in a few points: Consistent patience and kindness. A fair rate offered. Premium service and knowledge combined with a fantastic teaching ability.
    Jayden
  • Fiona
    I recommend her to anyone new on the road or anyone who has failed and needs to get back on it! Drive skills 4 life is the way to go! Two years ago my daughter changed to Sarah after previous bad experience with other local instructors, and after the first lesson never looked back, as she felt comfortable and more confident with each lesson an looking forward to her next lesson. Sarah got my daughter to work a lot more in areas where she had more trouble and gave helpful advice and is now more efficient/confident in these areas. I would highly recommend to anyone especially anxious drivers. I was worried when my daughter got her licence and started driving on her own, after the lesson with Sarah I’m less worried as I know she has be given a very good start to driving with “Drive Skills 4 Life” with a very good and competent driving instructor Thank you Sarah for teaching my daughter “Drive Skill 4 Life “.
    Fiona
  • Sara
    Sarah is a fantastic driver and I am grateful that I’ve found such a good instructor. I am an anxious driver and when I get into the car with her all the anxiety washes over my head and I feel calm 100% recommend best instructor I’ve had around the south east suburbs. Give her a call and try Drive skills for life you won’t regret it!
    Sara
  • Leia
    Sarah’s level of professionalism and knowledge of our road rules and responsibilities is super affordable and invaluable to any and all learner drivers who are about to take the wheel of independence with Drive Skills 4 Life! I really enjoyed her method of teaching: she would always approach any hiccups with friendship and never judge your driving style, in fact she encourages it! Drive Skills 4 Life is worth your time! Sarah is flexible, so if you’re a mum – she’s got a safety car seat for your babe, if you’re a student – she’s available as the home bell rings! Give Drive Skills 4 Life a go!
    Leia
  • Lisa
    Sarah is AMAZING! I had anxiety with driving and it stopped me driving for 2 years after my first lesson with Sarah I had more confidence to drive then what I did the whole 3 years before that that I had my Ls. She has an amazing way of keeping you calm and gaining confidence from day dot. Thank you so much Sarah!! You did so much for me and were a big part of me gaining my independence and confidence. And for that I am so grateful. I will defiantly recommend you!!!! Samantha (parent of Mikayla) said… Thank you Sarah. From a parent’s point of view you were fantastic also. You were always happy to take my calls and answer any questions or concerns I had. Highly recommend Drive Skills 4 Life.
    Lisa
  • Hanna
    After failing my first attempt at my licence I was down and out about it, I have sarah to thank for the confidence and advice that got me through my second attempt and passed! She was patient with me and very helpful with hints and tips that every new driver needs! Fiona (parent of Tameika) said… I recommend her to anyone new on the road or anyone who has failed and needs to get back on it! Drive skills 4 life is the way to go! Two years ago my daughter changed to Sarah after previous bad experience with other local instructors, and after the first lesson never looked back, as she felt comfortable and more confident with each lesson an looking forward to her next lesson. Sarah got my daughter to work a lot more in areas where she had more trouble and gave helpful advice and is now more efficient/confident in these areas. I would highly recommend to anyone especially anxious drivers. I was worried when my daughter got her licence and started driving on her own, after the lesson with Sarah I’m less worried as I know she has be given a very good start to driving with “Drive Skills 4 Life” with a very good and competent driving instructor Thank you Sarah for teaching my daughter “Drive Skill 4 Life “.
    Hanna
  • Jessica
    Definitely recommend going through drive skills for life when learning to drive. I have had my probationary drivers license for 3 weeks now after doing multiple hours with Sarah and I have never felt so confident when driving on the roads. She taught me many different things that not many other people had heard of when I told them, she has a great knowledge with what she is doing and very easy going! Thanks for teaching me and giving me skills I can use for the rest of my driving years!
    Jessica
  • Callum
    amazing instructor that finally helped give me the last push for my license. Created a calm and personal environment within the car but also gave professional instructions that helped me with acts of driving that I used to fear. Could not recommend enough
    Callum
  • Samantha
    Had my first lesson today with Sarah and she was absolutely amazing. Having a massive fear of driving and cars, I have put off learning to drive for far to long and was recommended Sarah to help concur the fear and get me back out there. She was extremely kind hearted, non judgemental and a fantastic teacher. I look forward to more lessons in the future.
    Samantha
  • Linda
    A great experience with Sarah. A lovely lady..patient, kind and honest. Not out to rip you off. Given Sarah was previously a driving tester it gave us more confidence. Thankyou immensely. Would definitely recommend.
    Linda
  • Rebecka
    If theres anyone in the frankston area, I recommend my instructor Sarah. She is a gem, she is very up to date with the road rules, she is very paitent and attentive, very encoraging and she gave me the confidence to excel in my skills!! Overall a lovely lady. Thank you very much Sarah, i cant thank you enough for the help and guidence you have given!!
    Rebecka
  • Alice
    Drive Skills 4 Life is a highly professional and well run drive school. I can't recommend Sarah highly enough! Her kindness and good humour helped me overcome my anxiety in regards to driving on public roads. Driving has changed from something I was scared of and would avoid to something I actively pursue as a hobby as I venture into the world of Motorsport. Thank you Sarah, you gave me my freedom, without you by my side I would have been too anxious to pass my driving test last year!  
    Alice
  • Sara
    Sarah is a fantastic driver and I am grateful that I've found such a good instructor. I am a anxious driver and when I get into the car with her all the anxiety washes over my head and I feel calm 100% recommend best instructor I've had around the south east suburbs. Give her a call and try Drive skills for life you won't regret it!
    Sara
  • Tahlia
    I highly recommend Drive Skills 4 Life! I cannot thank Sarah enough for making my learning experience as enjoyable as it was. Sarah is very patient, encouraging and makes you feel very comfortable. Before my lessons with Sarah I lacked the confidence and knowledge needed to pass my drivers test. After a few lessons my confidence had increased and I had the knowledge and skills to easily pass my drivers test.
    Tahlia