Log Book Training

Set Your Own Pace As We Teach You To Drive, Safely, Confidently And Well

Driving Instructor Teaching student

The Log Book system cleverly teaches new drivers all the skills and requirements they need to earn their licence, tests them, and give them a final approval, all without a dreaded practical test with a stranger.

Many people find the practical test intimidating, stressful and many very capable drivers have failed, because they were just too nervous on the day.

Your City-Cross driving instructor is fully qualified and accredited to teach the 23 Log Book Competencies as required by the ACT.

Our system of teaching these competencies is flexible and meets the needs of most new drivers because:

You can take as much or as little time as you need
You feel comfortable with a teacher you can trust, and
You know you will qualify when you have met each competency, and not at the whim of a tester.

The 23 Log Book Competencies are as follows:

  1. Identify vehicle controls
  2. Cabin Drill
  3. Starting up procedure
  4. Moving off procedure
  5. Gear Changing
  6. Steering Control
  7. Turns, Left and Right
  8. Speed Control
  9. Slowing procedure
  10. Stopping procedure
  11. Hill starts
  12. Give-Way Rules
  1. Reversing
  2. Right angle park
  3. Reverse parallel parking
  4. U-turns
  5. Turning around in the road (eg3 point turns)
  6. Lane changing, Merging, Entering Freeways &Form one Lane
  7. Overtaking
  8. Observation
  9. System of Vehicle Control
  10. Vulnerable roads users
  11. Driving on busy roads &unfamiliar Roads

FIRST REVIEW (a review of the first seventeen competencies)
Minimum 36 hours must elapse between the first seventeen competencies and the first review.

SECOND REVIEW (a review of the previous 21 competencies)
Minimum 36 hours must elapse between the previous 21 competencies &the second review.

Don’t worry about how long it takes – your goal is to become a safe and confident driver, Try to reframe from comparing numbers between one learner to another, The learning curve is different for every one.Factors which skew the comparison is how much knowledge a student has before beginning professional lessons not to mention practice, every learner has different exposure to practice

Of course, you will still need to practice in between lessons. Try to use a car with the same transmissions eg. manual or automatic so your learning is consistent.

Your instructor will know the right pace for you. Remember, you’re learning important skills that will hold you in good stead for the rest of your life.

When you have successfully completed all the above your accredited City-Cross instructor will issue you with a certificate, confirming you are ready to advance to Provisional Driver.

Take your certificate, Log Book and Learner Licence to any Government Shopfront or to Road User Services in Dickson, and after paying your fee, receive your Provisional Licence.


What People Have to Say About City Cross Driving School

“Darryl, Many thanks for your support & guidance shown to Megan, Leah, Joshua & Emma during the many driving lessons. They are all certainly enjoying their independence of having their licence.”

Bernadette Clarke

“Before learning to drive I had been in a serious car accident, this left me with anxiety to driving. I started off with another driving school which every time I got into the car and had a panic attack would just tell me I was silly and yell at me whenever I did something wrong. I only went to a few lessons with this school until I couldn’t cope anymore. After having the courage to try another school I phoned City-Cross Driving School. The first time I hopped into the car with I felt safe. I had an amazing teacher who would never yell or cause me to have a panic attack. Instead we would pull over and assess the problem together. I felt so comfortable learning with City-Cross Driving School that I always keep in touch as I feel like I made a good friend. My father was overseas when I was learning to drive so my lessons were my only practise. They were always available morning and night and from any location!”

Jessica Caldwell

“Learning to drive was scary – until getting in the car on my 1st lesson! My instructor made learning to drive so much fun, and exciting. There was never any pressure, and I never felt scared to make a mistake. City-Cross made the lessons fun and this made my learning experience much better. My instructor was always positive, happy & taught in a friendly way – perfect for learning to drive! I still play some of the games we used to! I’d recommend them to anyone!”

Kelsey Ogilvie

“City-Cross Driving School gave me such an excellent teacher while I was learning to drive! They made sure to let me know how I could make every one of my skills for driving absolutely perfect. I felt comfortable to make mistakes because I always knew it would be taken in a positive way to help me become a better driver instead of feeling less confident. Overall, learning with my instructor was actually really fun and didn’t feel like a lesson, but I ended up learning so much!”

Maxine Monus

“I attended City-Cross Driving School a couple of years ago. It was a very enjoyable experience with my driving instructor. She made me feel very comfortable learning to drive, and very confident on the road. I always think of her advice when I’m doing a reverse parallel park!”

Jess Vink


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