Performance Driving Australia has a range of driver training programs here in Tasmania for you and your drivers.
We design and deliver driver training programs for corporate, government and mining industry groups.
Programs run regularly at our Tasmanian facilities including – Symmons Plains Raceway (Launceston), Baskerville Raceway (Hobart) and regional facilities at Smithton, Burnie and Queenstown Airports.
Our friendly team of trainers are available for training on site also and can travel statewide. We also have a team in each state for national operations looking for a training provider across the country.
Our range of programs can be found below and on this site. Nationally recognised training is available on selected programs.
We suggest giving us a call or email to see how we can assist you with your specific driver training requirements.
Defensive Driver Training
Performance Driving Australia (PDA) deliver defensive driving courses for large organisations, government departments and community groups.
Defensive driver training courses are available Australia wide including our Tasmanian venues.
Programs can include practical driving sessions on sealed roads, gravel roads or even snow/ice.
The standard program includes a mixture of theory and practical sessions. Theory is delivered in a discussion format encouraging drivers to share stories and experiences.
Practical components focus on ‘what if’ situations. Drivers learn about the effect of speed on reaction times and braking distances. Drivers will experience Anti Lock Brakes (ABS) and learn how to best manage the car in an emergency.
Performance Driving Australia also provide a trailer towing program for drivers who have to tow boats or trailers for work or recreation.
Our defensive driver training programs can include the following qualifications via our partnership with Competency and Compliance (RTO).
- RIIVEH201 – Operate Light Vehicle
Advanced Driver Training
Performance Driving Australia (PDA) Advanced Driving Programs allow drivers to achieve the highest standards of driving in safe, controlled and supervised environments.
Programs specifically for security/high-risk environments are available. Training can include high speed evasive training, convoy driving, surveillance and VIP/Protective driving techniques.
Our programs have been delivered to private organisations and government departments involved with law enforcement and military operations.
If you need to sharpen your track day skills or improve your race craft we can assist you with a custom designed program. We have a pool of experienced trainers with experience including Supercars, Porsche Cup, Formula Ford and both gravel and tarmac rally driving.
If you have a unique requirement for training – we are ready to assist you.
Performance Driving Australia (PDA) four wheel drive courses are perfect for large organisations, government departments and community groups with drivers who frequently drive on unsealed road or tracks.
Training can include the safe operation of these vehicles over a variety of terrain as well as maintenance and safe recovery techniques using a range of equipment including snatch straps, winches, max tracks and more.
Our programs try and maximise the ‘seat’ time so that drivers gain the most experience possible during a course.
Performance Driving Australia often use real 4wd areas to train in and have a variety of options available in Tasmania.
Nationally recognised units can be included with our 4wd training programs (RTO Competency and Compliance #41060). These include –
- RIIVEH201 – Operate Light Vehicle
- RIIVEH305 – Operate and Maintain a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle
- PMASUP236 – Operate Vehicles in the Field