Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to our student’s frequently asked questions.

Why should I choose Elite Driving Education?
Our teaching and educating of safe driving techniques is a key factor that differentiates us from our competitors.  Being parents ourselves, we care about every student and are more tailored to their individual needs.  We are passionate about road safety – safer cars, with safer drivers who reflect a safety mentality when behind the wheel.  Safety Matters.
What are the style of lessons?
Our mission is to encourage the Learner Driver to start thinking for themselves, especially when getting closer to the 100 hours. Instead of teaching the “do as I say” style, they are encouraged to “find their own way” getting them to start thinking for themselves for when they WILL be on their own once on their “P” plates.  During our lessons, there will always be an Instructor by their side giving advice and assistance when needed, with many discussions on safe driving practices, habits and attitude. Our goal is to prepare Learner Drivers to become safer confident P Platers.
How long does a lesson go for?
Lessons go for the full 60 minutes or 90 minutes and can go over if need be.
Do you have package deals?
Different package deals are available. See our Biloela Driving Lessons page or our Mundubbera Driving Lessons page for details.
What do I have to bring on my first lesson?
Your learner’s licence and logbook.
Do you have gift vouchers?
Yes, gift vouchers are available. Buy a Gift Voucher here.
Are your instructor’s accredited?
All instructors have carried out the required training and are fully accredited.
Where will you be teaching?

We offer professional driving lessons to country students in the rural sector. We offer lessons in Biloela. In addition we also offer these lessons in the North Burnett towns of Eidsvold, Mundubbera and Gayndah, every four weeks when the Examiners are in Gayndah and Mundubbera conducting their driving tests.  Lessons are also conducted in Monto on a 3 weeks/4weeks basis.

Is your car Dual Controlled?
Yes, in order to be Accredited, the driving instructor’s vehicle must be fitted with Dual Controls.
How much are lessons with Elite Driving Education?
You will find great value for money when you book with Elite Driving Education, please check our pricing for Biloela Driving Lessons and Mundubberra Driving Lessons and become a fan on Facebook to be notified of any new deals.
How do I book my lesson?
Easy, give us a call or you can book and pay online. See our Biloela Driving Lessons page or our Mundubberra Driving Lessons page for details.
How can I pay for my lesson?
You can pay the instructor at the time of the lesson with cash or you can pay online when booking your lesson. See our Biloela Driving Lessons page or our Mundubberra Driving Lessons page for details.
Can I be picked up and dropped off at different locations?
Sure, arrangements can be made in advance with the instructor to have different pick-up and drop-off locations.  We can pick you up from home, school, work etc and drop off in the same or even a different place.
Do you have a manual or automatic car?
We have both a  manual car and automatic car, both with dual controls.
Am I able to have driving lessons in my own/family or friends car?
Under certain circumstances, customers may want to receive lessons in their own/family vehicle.  This is a good idea where the car will be used for their driving test.

You understand that it is your responsibility to handle any crash or incidences if any occur as we do not have dual brakes and we cannot be held responsible.

Provided the vehicle is

  •  The registration is current
  • The vehicle is comprehensively insured
  • The tyres are correctly inflated and has required level of tread
  • All indicators, headlights and brake lights are working
  • Seats and seat belts are in good working order and are not damaged or twisted
  • And the vehicle has sufficient petrol to last the lesson.

The lesson charge is not reduced for lesson in a customer’s own car.

How many lessons will I need to learn to drive?
This depends on the individual, as every student has different abilities, needs and levels of experiences, different opportunities to practice and learn at different rates.

 

Please keep in mind that you can never have too many lessons as the more professional training you have then the safer you will become prior to going solo.

For 17 years old to 24 years old, you are required to do a minimum of 100hrs but none of these need to be with an instructor.  The first 10hrs with an instructor equates to 30hrs in your log book.

What are the hours I can take driving lessons?
We offer long and varied hours for training, we offer night driving as well.
What insurance and standards do you have to ensure the safety of my child in case of an accident in a Driver Trainers car?
  • The vehicle has at least 5 star safety rating (which means ABS brakes and air bags)
  • The vehicle is regularly serviced by reputable mechanics to ensure that the vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition
  • The vehicle is kept clean
  • Checks are undertaken by the instructor to check lights, tyres and glass
  • The vehicle is comprehensively insured with reputable insurance companies.
When will I be ready to go for the practical test?
This timeframe will vary for absolutely every student.  You are ready for the practical driving test when you have completed a minimum of the required 100hrs and when you can drive confidently and consistently without the help of your instructor.  Mock tests can be arranged to test your ability.
Can I sit my driving test in your driving school car?
Definitely – in fact, we strongly recommend it.  There are many benefits to sitting your driving test in an instructor’s car – the main one being that the dual brake system makes the car safer, your examiner will be more relaxed to be in a familiar, clean, roadworthy car with dual brakes.  For test packages check out the Pricing page.
What are the requirements to pass the test?
  • You must make good decisions on your own
  • Be able to operate the vehicle effectively
  • Have good hazard perception and observation skills
  • Have a good road and driving attitude
How do we look after you on test day?
On the day of your test you can either rent our car or use your own.

We recommend doing a test package with us. This includes:

  • We pick you up
  • Conduct 1hr lesson covering the possible manoeuvres in the test
  • Straight to test
  • Use of the car on test run
  • Debrief
  • Can stay with you and offer assistance while getting your P Plates, if successful
  • Drop back home or any other location

General Driving Information

Handy information to know.

What do I do when I see sirens of emergency vehicles?
  • Stay Calm
  • Move left to give the vehicle a clear run down the middle of the road.  If you can’t move safely, stay where you are and let the emergency vehicle overtake you
  • Do not move your vehicle suddenly, give clear warning
  • Do not drive into the path of the emergency vehicle
  • You may drive onto the wrong side of the road or drive through a red traffic light to get out of the way of an emergency vehicle only if it is safe to do so.
How do I react if I get pulled over by the Police?
  • Stay calm
  • What you do and say can have a huge impact on the outcome
  • Pull over to the left, indicating, into a safe spot as soon as possible
  • It could be a random breath test along with licence and vehicle check
  • Most of the time it is just a simple infringement that can be easily handled and hopefully end with a warning
  • Once pulled over, unless it is obviously a police officer (in uniform and police car) crack the window ¼ of the way and once its identity of the police officer has been established by ID, then open the window all the way
  • Remember to breath and stay calm
  • Listen and do as the officer asks.  You are obligated to state your name and address, if asked and hand over your licence if requested.  Follow the police officers directions and instructions
  • When leaving this area, check your blind spot, indicate and use all of your mirrors and when safe to do so, pull out and back into the flow of traffic
Purchase a driving lesson gift voucher from Elite Driving Education and give a gift of safety.

Driving Lesson
Gift Vouchers

A Driving Lesson Gift Voucher is the perfect gift for the learner driver. 

Buy a driving lesson gift voucher online and we will deliver the voucher instantly via email to you or the gift recipient.

Give a gift of SAFETY.

Elite Driving Education offers an education in Road Safety, not just a lesson in driving.