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Defensive Driver Training

Performance Driving Australia have delivered Defensive Driving Programs to thousands of drivers in Australia.


The Defensive Driving program provides a balance of theory and practical training that will give drivers knowledge, skills and the confidence to safely operate a vehicle in every day driving situations – keeping them safe even when faced with adverse conditions.


Theory is presented in a way that encourages the group to interact with the trainer and each other, sharing experiences and stories. This engages the participants and is our preferred technique over traditional PowerPoint style class room sessions.

Practical training is delivered in safe and controlled environments that allow drivers to explore how they and their vehicle will respond in a range of emergency situations.  

Every driver that completes a PDA Defensive Driving program will be able to safely stop the vehicle and in the shortest distance possible – allowing them the best chance to survive if faced with a threat from a hazard or another vehicle.

Risk taking is often a result of poor knowledge and a lack of understanding and this program will give your drivers the chance to develop real life experiences so they and the vehicle can respond appropriately to protect life and manage and potentially avoid unnecessary risks.


Defensive Driver Training will make your drivers more alert, aware and safe.


Did you know – In the last 10 years – over 3000 drivers have been killed in Australia in company/work cars?


Training along with safe procedures and vehicle selection are key to keeping you safe on public roads.


Defensive driver training programs are delivered at our purpose built facilities Australia wide by experienced, qualified and friendly driver trainers.

Our driver trainers are passionate about driving and road safety and will work closely with each course participant to make sure they gain the most from the driver training experience. You can read more about our team here.


Performance Driving Australia driving programs are focused on hands on training working closely with your team to deliver real, tangible outcomes that create safer, more knowledgeable drivers.


Drivers will learn the importance of driver attitude and behaviour, trip planning, vehicle systems and then combine them with driving skills that include practical emergency braking and collision avoidance. These advanced driving skills could save one day save you, your family or other road users from a road crash.


Defensive driver training programs are suitable for all drivers


If you or your team are on the road for work, a young driver just starting out or an experienced driver looking to gain additional experience – the Performance Driving Australia Defensive Driver Training program will assist you in becoming safer and help you enjoy your driving.

Programs can be delivered to suit a wide range of vehicles, environments and can include driving on gravel roads if required.

Our defensive driver training programs can include the following qualifications (RTO Competency and Compliance #41060)

  • RIIVEH201 – Operate Light Vehicle

The Performance Driving Australia – Defensive Driving program will provide you with extensive knowledge in a friendly classroom environment followed by practical training in handling an emergency stop and hazard avoidance, all in a safe and controlled environment.

Performance Driving Australia Defensive Driving Courses help fulfil employers requirements outlined in WHS regulations for companies who have employees on the road.


Attending a Defensive Driver Training Course could save your life – Contact us today!


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Valuable Resources

Planning Safe Work Related Driving – Worksafe Victoria

Vehicles as a workplace – Worksafe Queensland

Also visit our resource library for more documents and useful information on road safety here