What is the Driver Refresher Program?
A program to help you support your loved ones whilst they learn to drive or upskill!
Scared to teach your kids? Nervous about supporting your loved one through a tough time on the road? Been out of the country and road conditions have changed since you last drove here? Worried you’ll pass on bad habits? Nervous you’ll lose your cool? You’re not alone! Parents and partners ring me daily asking for help with supporting their loved ones to upskilll or learn.
Let’s face it, roads rules are always changing and being able to adapt to these changes can be fraught with worry, particularly when needing to support others. Road conditions are constantly changing, congestion has increased and no doubt the odd bad driving habit has crept into our repertoire. So how do you ensure you’re supporting your loved one? Engage the Driver Refresher Program.
Most of us invest thousands of dollars in education, sports training, dance training, music training, to improve the lives of our children and equip them with vital skills. We also spend a lot of money on purchasing safe vehicles to drive. So too, we should invest in driving training, given that it is a skill we perform for 60+ years and that it is in conditions that are potentially hazardous.
How does the Driver Refresher Program work?
Driving involves a lifetime of learning, but unfortunately most of us have a few lessons, pass our test and that’s it! We never think we have to learn anymore. However, to be confident enough in your abilities to support your loved ones, you may need a refresher course.
The driver refresher program consists of:
- A practical session out on the road with a driver trainer who will observe your current level of driving skill. The aim is to improve any bad habits or build your confidence that may have snuck in since getting your license or arriving in Australia. (90 minutes)
- A second session is then arranged to show you how to start supporting your loved one, or check in to ensure everything you worked on previously, has been implemented. (60 minutes)
- A comprehensive booklet that takes you and your loved one step-by-step through all they need to know to become safer drivers.
If you find after these sessions, you need more assistance, don’t be afraid to make contact and arrange further sessions.
What’s the point of a Driver Refresher Program?
Supporting a loved one on the learning or upskill journey is not something you do every day. It’s also probably not something you’ve ever been taught how to do. So whilst most of us who have been driving a while do so almost on auto-pilot, it’s important to remember that this is a skill that needs refreshing to make the learning or upskilling journey not intimidating at all.
Our driver refresher program is like a train the trainer program as well as an upskill program. It will help you become a more confident driver and remind you of the nuances required to correctly obtain a license. Re-learning safe driving principles reduces the risk to yourself and other road users. The Driver Refresher Program is an easy but hugely valuable way to update your own driving skills and have the confidence to safely and calmly teach your own child to drive or support a loved one during the upskill journey.
Who is the Driver Refresher Program for?
This program is specifically designed for parents or partners, or anyone who wishes to have the confidence and knowledge to teach their children. It is for those people who perhaps have not driven for a long time, who are nervous due to previous road trauma, or who originally got their license in another country and need to familiarise themselves with Melbourne’s road rules and conditions.
What happens once I complete the Driver Refresher Program?
Once you’ve completed the program you can either start training your child yourself or you can lock in a package with one of our team to get them started then use your newly refreshed skills to continue their training.
Or, you can keep in touch with your trainer for further sessions until your confidence has reached a level that the roads don’t intimidate you anymore.
Teaching our next generation to drive or increase your road knowledge and confidence doesn’t need to be a lonely process. Drive Skills 4 Life is there to support you on this journey every step of the way!
The Driver Refresher Program is $199.