Our Covid-19 prevention strategy

The Australian Driving Institute is taking the prevention of the spread of Coronavirus Covid 19 very seriously. We are updating our policies and procedures during this pandemic regularly , in conjunction with advice from the State and Federal Governments of Australia. All of our Driver Training is continuing, however, we are conducting all of our programs with the consideration of each State's legal requirements at the time. 

Last updated 20/10/2020

*Each of the following protocols are in place for training across each state of Australia. Please also refer to your state information below for any special requirements.

National Training CV19 Protocols

Covid 19 Travel declarations are completed by participants prior to training.

Please click the button below to view this travel declaration form:

 

 

Each of our instructors across all states, have their own Covid 19 Car Cleaning kits containing:

  • Surface wipes

  • Hand sanitiser

  • Liquid soap for road side stops with running water

  • Methylated spirits

  • Disposable cloths

  • Rubbish bags

  • Disposable gloves

Temperatures of participants are taken prior to the commencement of their training.

Cleaning and disinfecting of the vehicle, during training, is done in accordance with guidance from Safe Work Australia and public health authority. It includes the following vehicle points being wiped clean using wipes or methylated spirits after each use and in between participants of the same training session:

  • Steering Wheels

  • Handles

  • Controls

  • Seatbelts

  • Gears and levers 

Hand wash is carried by trainers and participants are encouraged to wash their hands before and after breaks at toilets, cafes and other stops where contamination may take place.

Breaks during training are taken every 90 mins and the vehicle aired out.

Windows are down (how far is dependent on weather conditions) during practical components and heaters and air conditioners are set to fresh air. Not circulation.

Trainers are to wear gloves supplied if required to administer First Aid or contact with an unknown person or place.

Please follow the link below to view our vehicle cleaning kit and preparation checklist:

*State based requirements may change without notice, please always check updates from your State.

South Australia

Currently, in South Australia, our programs are proceeding with the normal 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 driver to participant ratios based on selected program. Training is completed in conjunction with the National Training CV19 protocols listed above.

Theory components of training programs are conducted in our training rooms at our head office location (7 Benjamin St, St Marys) or the client's office. Training rooms are allocated to each session, dependent on the number of participants, to ensure social distancing of 1.5m  . Please note that Virtual Theory sessions are also available via the video conferencing platform, Zoom.

Victoria

Currently, in Victoria, no driver training is permitted.

Please note that Virtual Theory sessions are available via the video conferencing platform, Zoom.

NSW

Currently, in NSW, our programs are proceeding with the normal 1:1 or 1:2 driver to participant ratios, with the exception of NSW 'Hot Spots' as identified by NSW Health. Please refer to their website to see where these 'Hot Spots' are: www.health.nsw.gov.au . Training is completed in conjunction with the National Training CV19 protocols listed above.

Our NSW instructor is based at Narrabri and can facilitate training within a 50km radius of Narrabri for no additional fees. Training at other NSW locations is available but would incur a travel fee quoted at the time of booking. Unfortunately, due to the current border restrictions, we are unable to fly other instructors into NSW to conduct training. Please note that Virtual Theory sessions are also available via the video conferencing platform, Zoom.

QLD

Currently, in Queensland, our programs are proceeding with the normal 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 driver to participant ratios. Training is also completed in conjunction with the National Training CV19 protocols listed above.

Our Queensland instructors are based in Brisbane and can facilitate training within a 50km radius of Brisbane for no additional fees. Training at other QLD locations is available but would incur a travel fee quoted at the time of booking. Please note that Virtual Theory sessions are also available via the video conferencing platform, Zoom.

WA

Currently, in Western Australia, our programs are proceeding with the normal 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 driver to participant ratios. Training is also completed in conjunction with the National Training CV19 protocols listed above.

Training in WA requires an instructor from South Australia/QLD to fly in as required. As from the 20th October 2020, we can engage our instructors to travel to WA to facilitate training requirements. Please contact our team on 08 8322 8555 to discuss your training requirements in WA and we can provide you with a training and travel quote. Please note that Virtual Theory sessions are also available via the video conferencing platform, Zoom.

NT

Currently, in the Northern Territory, our programs are proceeding with the normal 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 driver to participant ratios. Training is completed in conjunction with the National Training CV19 protocols listed above.

Training in NT requires an instructor from South Australia/QLD to fly in as required. As from the 20th October 2020, we can engage our instructors to travel to NT to facilitate training. Please contact our team on 08 8322 8555 to discuss your training requirements in NT and we can provide you with a training and travel quote. Please note that Virtual Theory sessions are also available via the video conferencing platform, Zoom.

Tasmania

Unfortunately, we are limited by flights direct from SA and QLD into Tasmania. Due to the current border restrictions with Victoria, please contact us for further details and availability. 

Please contact our team on 08 8322 8555 to discuss your training requirements for this region. 

ACT

Currently, in the ACT, our programs are proceeding with the normal 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 driver to participant ratios. Training is completed in conjunction with the National Training CV19 protocols listed above.

Training in the ACT requires an instructor from South Australia/QLD to fly in as required. As from the 20th October 2020, we can engage our instructors to travel to ACT to facilitate training. Please contact our team on 08 8322 8555 to discuss your training requirements in the ACT and we can provide you with a training and travel quote. Please note that Virtual Theory sessions are also available via the video conferencing platform, Zoom.