AT METEC Driver Training, we’ve been successfully conducting our practical Schools Driver Training Courses, for Year 10 students, for over 40 years.
We currently provide our School Driver Programs to more than 80 schools from all over Melbourne and also to Regional schools who incorporate Driver education and training in an urban camp excursion. We also provide Low Risk & Defensive, Bus and Towing Driving Courses to VCAL and Year 11/12 students and teachers.
Our programs provide a real practical driving experience on 5 kms of safe, sealed roads, with all the usual features (including traffic lights, roundabouts, rail crossings, etc.).
All driving is done in dual control cars with experienced instructors, providing school students with the best opportunity to develop safe driving attitudes and practices.
Our METEC Road Safety School offers a wide range of programs for school groups, ranging from 4.5 hours to 20 hours in duration. The most popular of these programs is our 12-hour composite course.
**No Learner permit is required to drive in our closed road facility.
What will the students learn?
These courses aim to provide Year 9-11 students with in class Driver Education sessions on road Law, behaviour and the real effects of distraction. Early Road Safety Education has shown to produce positive driving attitudes in learner drivers, as well as developing their higher order skills. On completion of a METEC driving course, most students find that they are better prepared for on-road practice with an instructor or supervising driver.
Students learning road rules practice at our METEC private closed road facility. These roads provide a realistic and less stressful environment for inexperienced drivers.
Our closed road facility is an ideal learning environment and, with over 30 Accredited and Expert instructors accessible, all students will experience driving in dual control vehicles, including tuition in the following:
- Graduated Licensing Program
- Driver Set-up
- Operation of Vehicle Controls
- Moving off
- Changing Gears and Clutch Control (manual vehicles)
- Stopping Safely – Brake Control
- Steering Techniques
- Observation and Hazard Perception
- Application of Road Rules
- Vehicle Manoeuvring
- Encouraging a positive and safe attitude to driving and other road users.
- Hazard perception
- Driver Distraction
METEC is a VicRoads learner Permit Testing Centre
Students are also able to sit their Learner Driver test at our METEC facility whilst participating in a School Driver Program Course
(Please Note: Bookings are essential and normal VicRoads terms and conditions apply)
VicRoads Year 10 Road Smart Program
METEC Driver Training is an accredited and approved “off-road” facility for the Road Smart program.
Road Smart is a road safety education and training program designed to build on the existing road knowledge, skills and behaviours of Year 10 (or equivalent) students. The program aims to help lay down the foundations for safe driving among young drivers. Funded by the Victorian Government, Road Smart is an initiative that supports and enhances Victoria’s Graduated Licensing System.
The off-road in-car session is delivered as a school excursion activity at a VicRoads approved driver training facility. This component is available for both learner permit holders and pre-learners. These sessions run for an hour with driving instructors taking 3 students at a time in 5-star ANCAP safety rated vehicles. Students learn how to safely interact with other road users and drive to the conditions while in a secured environment.
We have some great value options to enhance your Road Smart experience here at METEC.
Contact our office for further information and availability.
The course doesn’t have to be at the same time as in previous years. Days of attendance can be consecutive or separate.
Sometimes a day per week for 3 weeks is easier to slot into your school’s curriculum. Start and finish times can be varied and don’t need to be the same on each day.
Courses can be outside of school hours, weekends or even during school holidays - and at times to suit. If booking an afternoon-evening session, a Parent/Supervising Driver Session can also be included in the course. Parents can then finish at the same time as the students, so that return transport isn’t an issue.
If distance from the METEC facility doesn’t work with school start and finish times, consider an early departure from school and/or independent transport (public/parent) home, or both ways.
As METEC is a Not for Profit Community Organisation, we understand the financial pressures that schools and families can be challenged with, and we do our best to keep prices affordable.
- Parents can drop-off and pick-up students if attending from a local school
- If 2 groups of students are attending at different times, consider using the bus to drop students for the second course to return with students from the first course.
- Consider including a public transport component for added student benefit.
Combining Course Costs Options
Combine course types so that different year levels (students with or without a Learner Permit) can attend on the same day to minimise transport costs and teacher supervision.
We are located at
112 Colchester Rd Bayswater North
We're at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, within easy reach of schools in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. Just under 15 minutes from Canterbury Rd exit, Eastlink.