Drink Driver Education Courses

We offer Drink Driving Education courses which can help you avoid future drink driving offences. Our courses are designed to meet course obligations in order to attend court for re-licencing.

Upon successful completion of the education component, participants are presented with a Course Completion Certificate. This document is essential for Licence Restoration and needs to be provided to the Court for an offender to have their licence restored if deemed eligible by the magistrate.

Locations

BallaratView MapCourse commences 6pm at Our Lady of Help Catholic Church, 482 Gillies Street, Wendouree
BendigoView MapCourse commences 6pm at St Andrews Church 26 Myers Street, Bendigo
GeelongCourse commences 6pm Wednesdays at 7th Day Adventist Church, 6 Little Myers Street, Geelong
PrestonView MapCourse commences 6pm at Regent Baptist Church 734 High St Reservoir
SheppartonView MapCourse commences 1pm at The Salvation Army Church, 99 Nixon Street, Shepparton
SunburyCourse commences 6.00pm at St Mary's Church, 9 O'Shannasy St, Sunbury
WangarattaView MapCourse commences 6pm at Pangerang Community House, 38 Ovens Street, Wangaratta
WarrnamboolView MapCourse commences 1pm at 135 Kepler Street, Warrnambool

Replacement certificate

Lost or misplaced your Driver Education Program certificate? Replacement certificates can be arranged at a cost of $10.

Course Dates

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Fees

A DISCOUNT fee of $160.00 is payable if paying prior to the commencement of the course otherwise the Full Fee for the two-day program is $195.00 and is payable. Other payment options are available and you need to contact the office to discuss this if you wish to pay in instalments.

Conditions of enrolment

Alcohol and Other Drugs
Attendance while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is not permitted. Alcohol should Not be consumed prior to attending a session, as it is a requirement that you attend with a Zero Blood Alcohol Concentration and you will be breathalysed upon arrival. Failure to observe these conditions will result in exclusion from the session/program.

Lateness
Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance to a session. Please try to arrive at least five minutes prior to the scheduled starting time to allow sessions to commence and finish on time.

Missed Sessions
Any session which is missed, for whatever reason, will need to be completed and may delay your completion of the program. Missing the first session of a program will result in exclusion from the entire program and a need to be re-booked into a future program.

Conduct - Exclusions
Clients who behave in a disruptive, unruly fashion or who attend a session under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will be excluded from or asked to leave that session and will not be eligible for reimbursement of fees. Anyone asked to leave may be excluded from future sessions.

Smoking
There is a No Smoking Policy inside the building During the Course. There is a designated smoking area outside the building.

Licence Cancellation Details
If you have not already done so you need to supply the details of your licence cancellation on the first night of the course in order to complete administrative details. Your BAC, date of licence restoration as well as any previous convictions you may have is necessary information.

All information that you volunteer during the program is Strictly Confidential and shall not be released to any other agency without a detailed written consent from you.

At the completion of the program and Both Sessions you will be issued with a Certificate verifying that you have completed an Accredited Drink Driver Education Program.

Assessments

Assesments can be required for licence eligibility depending on the offence, and represent an official legal document. Assesments are designed to assess the driver's understanding of alcohol use in the context of driving as well as individual situations including current alcohol use.

Offenders may be required to undertake an initial assessment within 28 days of appearing for your Licence Eligibility Order but can be up to 12 months prior to applying to the court for a licence eligibility hearing depending on time of offence. In some circumstances the disqualification period may cease before you have completed the steps towards licence restoration, consequently, it may be possible to apply to the court for a time reduction between the first assessment and the court hearing. We recommend discussing further with us regarding the details on how to go about this time reduction procedure.

An assessment is required for anyone going to court for a second offence or a first offence where the BAC is 0.15% or greater or a non BAC offence i.e. Refusing to use a breathalyser, Refusing to Accompany back to the police station or take a blood test. Assessments range from $160 depending on circumstances. (N.B. Prices are subject to change). An assessment is also to be completed within 28 days prior to court for all offenders who have an interlock in their vehicle applying to court to remove the interlock.

To discuss the requirements for assessment in your situation please call us on 1800 253 141, or visit our contact page for further other contact methods.

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Interlocks

If you are required to fit an interlock you may need an assessment prior to going to court and you WILL  need to apply to the court for an Interlock Condition Removal Order (ICRO) once you have served your minimum interlock period. You will also need to undertake an Interlock Condition Removal Order Assessment within 28 days of your appearance in court.

For more information on interlocks, see:

Smart Start Interlocks

Guardian Interlock

Draeger Interlocks

Call us on 1800 253 141