Driver Education

The driver education course is available to eligible Humanitarian Entrants who have been in Australia between six months and five years. The course includes:

  • Up to 36 driving lessons
  • Weekly Drive Safe and language-for-driving classes
  • Up to 36 Hours of accompanied driving and log book completion
  • Assistance with preparing for the Hazard Perception Test

Using a variety of resources and activities, these sessions help reinforce the use of English language on the road. English language is required for the completion of the Practical Driving Test.

The subsidised cost of the program is $1,188 payable in two installments each of $594. Money will be refunded for lessons not needed.

Location: ERCWA Mirrabooka

Visit the Department of Transport website for more information on Learner Driving and Licensing. Information is available in different languages.

Driver Instructor Training

Clients of Edmund Rice Centre WA may apply for the Certificate IV Training and Logistics in Driver Instructor Training if they have had a driver’s license for a minimum of three years, and if they are from a community speaking one of the following languages: Somali, Burmese, Karen, Chin, Farsi, Dari, Swahili, Kirundi, Arabic and Dinka, or any other African language.

The Certificate IV in Driver Instructor Training is a 10-day intensive course delivered by accredited training providers and provides the qualification to be a Motor Vehicle Driving Instructor.

The current cost of this course is usually $3,300 but if enrolled at the Centre in this subsidised program, the cost is only $1,800. Places are very limited.

Location: ERCWA Mirrabooka