Lessons Packages

Information about what the lessons and packages include

Lesson Information

 

Penrith Driving School has a number of different quality driving lessons and driving lesson packages which also include RMS/Car Hire packages that include the car hire for the RMS driving test. 
Buying lessons as packages can save you money based on individual lesson prices.
We don’t pressure you into buying lessons and always suggest you do a “try before buying” lesson if considering purchasing a larger lesson package.

Buying quality and informative lessons will give you better value and students will learn more.
Parents can also discuss with us what they would like their son or daughters to learn and it always a good opportunity to the meet instructors and ask any questions you may have.
When starting out the focus should be on vehicle control and gaining some traffic experience.
Pay for the first lesson at the time of booking and after you’re satisfied with us we then can deduct the cost of the first lesson from the package price which is payable prior to next lesson.

Prepaid Lessons

All our lessons are Pre-Paid and all bookings are only held for 24 hours.
If no payment has been received within that time then we may use that space for someone else.
For further information please read our terms and conditions.

Please note the balance of lesson package can only be paid by:
Visa/Mastercard over phone
Visa/Mastercard by Paywave/Eftpos on site
Internet/Bank Transfer.
Online purchases cannot apply the discount of the first lesson through our website.
We can also take payment by EFTPOS/Paywave directly after your first lesson with our card machine.
Please do not purchase a lesson package through our website if you want to us apply the first lesson discount of a lesson package. Paypal fees are included in lessons purchases through our website. 

Finding the Lesson Time is Important for Skill Progression

Students and parents should consider that learning to drive properly is an equally if not a more important subject than school work so allowing adequate learning time for driving in order to become a safe, confident and skilled driver.
Neglecting to practice will reduce a student’s learning ability so frequent quality practice should be aimed for and try to vary the driving conditions.
Too many students drive up and down the same roads which are basically “narrow learning” so maybe take a different route so you learn different skills and have a “wider learning” knowledge and include intersections, roundabouts, traffic lights.
Practice what you are not confident at so you can gain more experience.

How many days a week do you go to school?
How many days a week do you practice driving?
Which is more dangerous?
No practice = no experience.

Lesson Areas

For students who live outside the RMS training and RMS testing areas, we suggest you do 90-minute lessons as traveling to and from training/testing areas reduces valuable lesson time in training/testing areas.
In some areas, we only do 90min. 120 min lessons are available on request.
Consider traffic delays in peak periods such as the mornings and afternoons which can also reduce the quality of lesson time.

All lessons, packages, and driving tests must be prepaid.
See our T’s & C’s for further information.

For the correct advice and information, the first time, contact Penrith Driving School.

Every 1 Hour = 3 Hours in your Logbook

Have driving lessons with Penrith Driving School and you will receive 3 hours for every 1-hour driving lesson with us.
This allows for a maximum of 10 instructed hours to equate to 30 hours being recorded in your logbook in total.
Note: a 1 hour night lesson is recorded as 1 night hour and 2 day hours not 3 night hours.

Single Lessons

Our single lessons are 60 minutes or 90 minutes.
Lessons are available in either an Automatic Vehicle or a Manual Vehicle.
Students can decide what they want to learn during these lessons.

3 Lesson

Our 3 lesson packages are 60 minutes or 90 minutes.
Lessons are available in either an Automatic Vehicle or a Manual Vehicle.
Students can decide what they want to learn during these lessons.
They consist of 3 lessons in an Automatic Vehicle or a Manual Vehicle for the selected duration.

5 Lesson

Our 5 lesson packages are 5 x 60 minute or 5 x 90 minute.
Lessons are available in either an Automatic Vehicle or a Manual Vehicle.
Students can decide what they want to learn during these lessons.
Used as an introduction to learning the basics or improving your driving for those with some experience.
They consist of 5 lessons an Automatic Vehicle or a Manual Vehicle for the selected duration.

10 Lesson

Our 10 lesson packages are 10 x 60-minute lessons.
Lessons are available in either an Automatic Vehicle or a Manual Vehicle.
Students can decide what they want to learn during these lessons.
Used as an introduction to learning the basics for new drivers.
Improving your driving for those with some experience.
After these lessons, parents can feel more confident when supervising.

They consist of 10 lessons an Automatic Vehicle or a Manual Vehicle for the selected duration.
Gain 30 log book hours for new learners with no previous driving school lessons.
As with all learning how much students will learn is up to the student’s individual ability.

 

Automatic Packages

Packages are available in 3, 5 lessons and 10 lessons.
Used as an introduction to learning the basics for learners or improving your driving for those with some experience.
All packaged lessons can be used as either 60 minute or 90-minute lessons to the total amount of lesson time available in the package.
Suitable for new students without any driving experience or those wanting to learn how to drive better.
Lessons should be frequent to keep the flow of knowledge so at least 2 lessons per week should be your goal.

For students who live outside the RMS training areas, we suggest you do 90-minute lessons as traveling to and from training areas reduces lesson time in training areas.
Drawing instructor lessons out over months reduce the continuity of learning for students as they can forget so they continually need refreshing. This can also reduce progression and they may not learn or retain as much information which regular lessons can do.

RMS Requirements

The RMS provides the learning requirements which we teach to students so they learn the correct process as per the RMS guidelines.
The requirements are shown to the students so they know what they need to show the RMS assessor during the driving test so if you are preparing for your driving test ensure you give yourself enough time prior to the driving test to be prepared properly.

RMS Assessors

If you didn’t know when you go for a driving test the expectation of an RMS accessor is that you’re able to drive safely, have vehicle control, be able to respond to hazards and have a good understanding of the road rules.
They expect you to be able to follow their directions like turn left, turn right and perform the maneuvers as requested.
If you still require assistance when driving you need more practice.
The RMS Assessors do not help you drive so you need to drive independently for a driving test.

Are you Ready?

Quite often we have students coming to us wanting to do just a couple of driving lessons prior to their driving test as they think they are ready but they struggle to show us they can drive correctly and independently to pass a driving test usually because they do not practice enough. Driving is serious so be properly prepared

You should remember that the RMS Driving Test is based on the “Guide to the Driving Test” not whether you can drive a vehicle. How you drive it during must be to testing criteria not how you may have been driving.
One reason students continually struggle is they are inexperienced and can end up failing as they aren’t properly prepared.
We can only instruct you on what is the correct way to meet the RMS Test Criteria.
If you can drive properly by yourself then you should pass a driving test without any problem.

Manual Lesson Packages

Learning to drive a manual properly is much more complex than just getting into a car and changing gears so teaching requires more techniques and skill from the instructor with lots of quality practice by the student.
We have students coming us after they have failed their driving tests to then learn how to drive a manual properly, much easier to learn before the driving test.

New learners and even those with some experience are able to get a vehicle moving and change gears on a straight road but unfortunately, the roads aren’t all straight.
Starting correctly, stopping correctly and controlling the vehicle properly is where students can struggle.

Learning is a Process

For new learners just starting out learning a manual vehicle the process, it can be a lot of information to take in but everything is a process. The process is built up over time until basic requirements and coordination are more consistent when learning the “friction point” for moving off. You also have to able to stop correctly, learning to steer correctly and shift gears properly.
This is not learned in few lessons and takes repetition and practice.

Being able to drive a manual vehicle is one thing, driving a manual vehicle correctly is another so only buy these lessons if you want to be taught properly to the RMS testing standards and that starts with the first lesson. It does involve theory as you need to understand what you are trying to do and how you can do it, it’s not just getting in the car and driving.
You must learn to feel the vehicle and listen to the vehicle when driving and this takes time.

Controlling the Vehicle

Learning the limitations of a vehicle can help with vehicle control and if you don’t know how to do this you will struggle with proper vehicle control which is very common when students come to us.
Learning about vehicle dynamics is discussed and the importance of being in control and being able to respond to a hazard.
After students start to understand they improve their driving by knowing what the car can and can’t do and how they can do this.

Students preparing for the driving tests will be tested on their ability to meet the RMS requirements. This will include maneuvers like hill starts, reverse parallel parking, 3 point turns, kerb side stopping, nose first parking, proper vehicle control, shifting techniques, low-speed vehicle control and properly driving a manual vehicle for the P1 driving test and being able to drive independently.

Experience

Students may be able to drive a manual vehicle but it may not be good enough to pass the RMS driving test as the licence testing requirements are much stricter. Too often we have students that do not have enough experience where it counts.
Learning to drive properly doesn’t happen overnight because muscle memory requires time to learn the correct coordination and being able to multitask in order to operate vehicle controls effectively whilst gaining the confidence needed to become a safer and better driver.


The RMS has Driving Test requirements which students need to be to show during the driving test so students need to learn the correct process as per the RMS guidelines.
The requirements are shown to the students so they know what they need to show the RMS assessor during the driving test.
If you are preparing for your driving test and considering manual driving lessons ensure you give yourself enough time prior to the driving test to be prepared properly.

Test Requirements

If you didn’t know when you go for a driving test the expectation of an RMS accessor is that you’re able to drive safely.
Also, have good vehicle control and be able to respond to hazards. Understanding of the road rules.
They expect you to be able to follow their directions like turn left, turn right and perform the maneuvers as requested.

If you are still requiring assistance when driving you need more practice.

Quite often we have students coming to us wanting to do just a couple of driving lessons prior to their driving test as they think they are ready but they struggle to show us they can drive correctly and independently to pass a driving test usually because they do not practice enough. Driving is serious so be properly prepared.

RMS Criteria

The RMS Driving Test is based on the “Guide to the Driving Test” not whether you can drive a manual vehicle.
How you drive a vehicle during the Driving Test is dependent on how much practice you have had and your ability to meet the testing criteria. Students continually struggle and can end up failing as they aren’t properly prepared.
We can only instruct you on what is the correct way to meet the RMS Test Criteria.
If you can drive properly then you should pass a driving test without any problem.

Remember it’s not just about passing your driving test you also need to able drive safely and independently by being able to make the correct decisions without supervision so don’t rush to get your licence if you are not ready there could be serious consequences.
Penrith Driving School can advise you correctly and are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Contact us today to begin your driving experience.

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