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Defensive Driver Training

Over 1200 people are killed on our roads every year in Australia

Over 3000 people have been killed in company vehicles in the last 10 years in Australia


With over 20 years of industry experience – Performance Driving Australia design and deliver Defensive Driving and 4WD Driver Training programs that create safer and more knowledgeable drivers.

PDA training at Baskerville Raceway TAS

Performance Driving Australia Defensive Driving Programs will provide the knowledge and skills to help keep you safe when behind the wheel.

Driver training programs are delivered at venues Australia wide by experienced, qualified and friendly trainers.

Our driver trainers are passionate about driving and road safety and will work closely with each course participant to make sure they gain the most from the training experience.

Performance Driving Australia driving programs deliver real, tangible outcomes that create safer, more knowledgeable drivers.

Defensive Driving programs are suitable for all drivers. If you are on the road for work, a young driver just starting out or an experienced driver – the program will assist you in becoming safer and help you enjoy your driving.

Our defensive driver training programs can include the following qualifications (RTO ACM #110084).

  • RIIVEH201D – Operate Light Vehicle

The Performance Driving Australia – Defensive Driving program will provide you with extensive knowledge in a friendly classroom environment followed by practical training in handling an emergency stop and hazard avoidance, all in a safe and controlled environment.

Performance Driving Australia Defensive Driving Courses help fulfil employers requirements outlined in WHS regulations for companies who have employees on the road.

Attending a Defensive Driver Training Course could save your life!

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Mutlimedia presentations that are interesting - We promise!Our classroom sessions are designed to stimulate group discussions and provides drivers with an opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts behind road safety.

As an alternative, drivers can now complete the Defensive Driving program theory online prior to attending the practical component of the course.

Some of the key topics covered in the Performance Driving Australia defensive driving program include¬† –

  • Trip planning and management
  • Human Factors – Fatigue management / Risk taking behaviours
  • Vehicle safety systems
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Advanced driving techniques
  • Crash analysis
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Understanding ABS and Vehicle Stability systems
  • Correct vehicle control techniques
  • Correct driving position and steering techniques
  • Managing a vehicle in an emergency situation
  • Understanding the effect of speed and how to avoid crashes
Defensive driver training courses are available Australia wide at our approved venues or on-site. They can be catered specifically for normal city driving, country driving or gravel roads.

Suitable for drivers of all experience levels and all vehicle types training is delivered in the vehicle you drive everyday. Simulators and skid-cars are not representative of real life situations and are not used on any courses.

Performance Driving Australia can include additional content or modify programs to suit your specific requirements, driving environment or existing policy and procedures.

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If your drivers operate on gravel roads – check out our Gravel Driving Course.

Boat trailer towing in Coffs Harbour with RMS NSWTrailer Towing Course

Performance Driving Australia deliver trailer towing programs for organisations who tow equipment or machinery – large or small.

Towing a trailer can be dangerous and effective training and practice can reduce the risks associated with operating a vehicle with a trailer.

Trailer towing courses are available Australia wide.

Courses include everything from start to finish including reversing and emergency braking.

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Volvo's have some of the latest technology - PDA can assist you in learning how these systems work.On-Road Training / Coaching / Assessments

Making sure your drivers are operating safely is a priority for any organisation large or small.

If you operate a fleet of vehicles and would like to encourage safe driving – Performance Driving Australia can come to your workplace and deliver a road safety presentation followed by on road training/coaching or assessment session.

On road sessions are usually done on a 1:1 basis and provide valuable feedback on each driver’s performance. This is a great alternative to a full day program and can assist all drivers in becoming safer.

This is also suitable for Buses and Trucks.

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Nationally Recognised Driver Training

Our defensive driver training programs can include the following qualifications (RTO ACM #110084)

  • RIIVEH201D – Operate Light Vehicle

If you are looking for 4WD Training check out the information here


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