Why choose Performance Driving Australia?

  • Provider of Nationally Recognised Driver  Training for Mining, Oil-Gas, Corporate and Government clients*
  • Qualified, Experienced and Friendly trainers who are passionate about creating better drivers
  • Local Trainers and Venues – Australia wide
  • Fast and flexible delivery of training  at our venues or your site
  • Online programs available to save on ‘classroom’ teaching sessions
  • Specialised driving services/event management for product launches, corporate days and large projects

Performance Driving Australia Programs

Corporate Driver Training is available Australia wide at a variety of venues with Performance Driving Australia.

Performance Driving Australia specialise in the design and delivery of defensive driver training, advanced driver training and 4wd training courses in Australia.

Performance Driving Australia also offer trailer towing courses, driver assessments, track/site assessments and a full range of road safety services.

Our professional, qualified and highly skilled trainers provide you with the essential skills and knowledge to stay safe behind the wheel.

Quality training that is safe, informative, relevant – delivering quality outcomes.

Sydney's purpose built 4wd training area at Sydney Dragway is available with Performance Driving Australia

Performance Driving Australia programs are available Australia wide at a number of venues or we can come to you – anywhere in the world.

Driver Training for corporate groups, government departments and the oil/gas and mining industry.

Performance Driving Australia will give you the confidence to handle your vehicle safely when faced with an unexpected emergency.

With a central contact point for bookings, record keeping and accounts – Performance Driving Australia is unique in providing a truly national driver training solution.

Performance Driving Australia is the logical choice for organisations who have operations in multiple locations.

Our partnership with Registered Training Organisation – Riklan Emergency Management Services allows us to deliver nationally recognised driver training.

We constantly review and update our training packages to provide the highest standard of training in the industry.

Performance Driving Australia can incorporate your specific driving policy and procedures with each program. We can assist drivers in understanding and complying with In Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS) and Journey Management Plans (JMP).

Performance Driving Australia will discuss and review your specific training requirements and create a program that will be effective in keeping you and your drivers safe on the road.

Performance Driving Australia have a range of turn key defensive driving courses and four wheel drive training programs that are suitable for all types of drivers and vehicles.

Performance Driving Australia take into consideration the driving environment, type of vehicles operated and each individual drivers experience to create programs that are flexible and deliver quality outcomes.

Like many of our customers – we share a Zero Harm policy. We will work closely with you at all times to create a team of safer drivers.

Managing director Mark Butcher has over 20 years experience designing and delivering driver training courses both in Australia and overseas.

Driver Training - Newcastle, NSW

Recent Feedback from Peracto Pty Ltd

“A very worthwhile training day. A real eye opener of what our vehicles can do.”
“I have attended four defensive driving courses to date and this is by far the best. Not only did we get to physically attempt braking, manoeuvring and dealing with 4WD scenarios but these were explained in depth.”

Industry Driver Training Specialists Mining / Oil and Gas

Performance Driving Australia trainers have extensive experience in the design and delivery of driver training programs in the Mining and Oil-Gas Industries both in Australia and overseas.

PDA can review your current policy and procedures and incorporate them into our driver training programs. PDA provide nationally recognised training via our partner –  Riklan Emergency Management Services. Programs can incorporate nationally recognised units  including –

  • RIIVEH201D – Operate Light Vehicle
  • RIIVEH305E – Operate and Maintain a 4WD Vehicle
  • PMASUP236B – Operate Vehicles in The Field

Flexible, efficient and professional driver training programs available anywhere in Australia.

Contact us now with your specific requirements.

Defensive Driver Training

Performance Driving Australia (PDA) deliver a range of defensive driving courses for large organisations, government departments and community groups.

Defensive driver training courses are available Australia wide at any of the PDA approved venues or on-site.

Programs can include practical driving sessions on sealed roads, gravel roads or even snow/ice.

PDA also have a trailer towing program for drivers who have to tow boats or trailers for work or recreation.

PDA’s experienced and friendly trainers will assist you and your drivers in staying safe on the road.

Contact us now for more information.

 4WD Training Courses

Performance Driving Australia (PDA) deliver four wheel drive courses for large organisations, government departments and community groups who are required to operate off road.

Training often can include the safe operation of these vehicles over a variety of terrain as well as maintenance and safe recovery.

With many organisations requiring drivers to drive in slippery or off road conditions – PDA can assist you by designing a suitable 4wd driver training program.

Nationally recognised units can be included with our 4wd training programs. These include –

  • RIIVEH201D – Operate Light Vehicle
  • RIIVEH305E – Operate and Maintain a 4WD Vehicle
  • PMASUP236B – Operate Vehicles in The Field

Contact us now for more information.

Advanced Driver Training Programs

Performance Driving Australia (PDA) Advanced Driving Programs allow drivers to achieve the highest standards of driving in safe, controlled and supervised environments.

Programs specifically for security/high-risk environments are available. Training can include high speed evasive training, convoy driving, surveillance and VIP/Protective driving techniques.

If you need to sharpen your track day skills or improve your race craft we can assist you with a custom designed program. We have a pool of experienced trainers with experience that includes V8 Supercar, Porsche Cup, Formula Ford and both gravel and tarmac Rally driving backgrounds.

If you have a unique requirement for training – we are ready to assist you.

Contact us now for more information.

We are proud to have worked with the following organisations to create safer drivers –
  • Alcoa Wheel Products
  • Aquatec
  • Brandon Engineering
  • Chubb
  • Cradle Coast Authority
  • Exxon/Esso
  • Ford Australia
  • Frontier Services
  • GeoTest
  • GHD
  • Harley-Davidson Australia
  • Incitec Pivot
  • Jel Com
  • Lend Lease
  • Leighton Contractors
  • Maritime NSW
  • Mirvac
  • Mobil / Exxon
  • MPA Engineering
  • Office of National Rail Safety
  • Peracto
  • Red Cross Australia
  • Rio Tinto
  • Roberts Rural
  • Rural Solutions Victoria
  • Salvation Army
  • Saipem Australia
  • SMEC
  • Spinifex Health
  • Tas Racing
  • Tas Rail
  • Tasmanian Alkaloids
  • Tas Irrigation
  • Tree Top Tower Hire
  • University of Tasmania
  • Vic Roads
  • Vision Australia
  • Vision Stream
  • Worley Parsons
  • Workcover SA



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