To get my P's
To know the steps of getting my probationary license
Let's start with why this is important:
- getting your learners or P's is the second step to getting a full license
- having your license means you will have greater independance and it is essential for some careers
IMPORTANT: You must be over 18 years of age before you are able to issued with a probationary permit. You must have also held a Learner's Permit before you can apply for your P's
To get your P's you must complete:
- Eyesight test
- The Hazard Perception Test (online or in-person, to be completed prior to your Drive Test appointment)
- The Drive Test
This test is completed in person and in a car you supply.
If you have trouble finding someone to supervise you apply for a learner position within one of the TAC L2P Programs. Put your address into the website below:
You will then get a list of services available to you in your area. Usually you need to email or call the program manager to get a place.
Step 1 - Hazard perception test
The Hazard Perception Test is a computer-based test that assesses your ability to recognise and respond to potential hazards in the safest way possible.
It makes sure that you’re prepared for all kinds of hazards that you wouldn’t usually encounter during your Drive Test.
There are two ways you can take the test:
The Hazard Perception Test Online (HPTO) is currently available in English only.
If you speak a language other than English and require an interpreter, have an overseas licence or don’t have access to a computer or internet you’ll need to book an appointment to take The Hazard Perception Test In-person.
Step 2 - Drive test
The Drive Test is made up of two parts:
- a pre-drive check and
- on-road driving.
The on-road driving component is divided into two stages. You must pass stage one in order to progress to stage two.
Your mentor driver from the L2P program will help you with the process of getting your license. You will most likely use their car when you go for your drive test.