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Nerves on test day account for a large proportion of test failures.

There is no easy way to fix this problem.

Two things that do help are knowledge and experience.

The more time you spend with an accredited driving instructor getting the right information and practice the more confident you will be and the better chance you have of achieving that first time pass.

Test day nerves


Tips on passing your test first time

How to make sure you get the most from your driving lessons:


Can my supervising driver sit in on my lesson?


Yes we welcome supervising drivers Mum, Dad etc. It all helps to get you through your test if everybody is on the same page!

Tips on passing your test first time:



What happens on test day:


On test day your instructor will pick you up for your ‘warm up’ lesson before the test itself, this will help refresh the points you must remember for your test. This lesson will end at the test centre.

You will then ‘check in’ for your driving test. The examiner will then call your name and you will begin your 30 (approximately) minute test which is broken up into sections as below...

  1. Meet and greet
  2. The examiner will inform you of what to expect on the test.
  3. Get in the car, you will then be asked some questions regarding the controls of the vehicle eg. Where the windscreen washers are? You will also be asked to conduct a lights and horn function test.
  4. You will then head out on your test.
  5. Once the test is completed you will be told immediately if you have passed or failed.
  6. If you have passed you will go back into the test centre to apply for your provisional (P1) licence.
  7. Your instructor will then take you home to celebrate!


What to bring to your practical test:


You should arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time. On the day of your test, you must bring:

If you don’t meet these requirements you will need to book and pay for a new test.

Your test fee will not be refunded if your test is cancelled because:


Below are some important contacts and information sources to help you study for your driving test and help you stay a safe driver for life...