Australia Driving License General Info

There are three stages to get your full driving licence in Australia.
Following as illustrated is the steps :
steps to get AU licence
(source from the official Australia Driver Qualification Handbook)

You will need to pass 3 computer based driving theory tests and one road driving test.

Passing the 1st driving theory test - driver knowledge test (DKT Test) - to enter stage 1, you will be issued with a learner driving licence.

The learner driving licence valid for 5 years, and you need to practice driving for at least 120 hours including 20 hours of night driving before you can move on to take the road driving test.

Passing the road test, you will enter stage 2 with a Provisional driving licence (P1), which will be valid for 18 months.

When you have more experience and pass another computer based theory test - the Hazard Perception Test, you will then enter stage 3 with a Provisional licence (P2), it is valid for 30 months.

The last test you need to go through is the computer based Driver Qualification Test.

Only after successfully passed the test, you will then be given the full driving licence.
Additional info about Australia driver knowledge test.


Driver Knowledge Test (DKT Test) Objective

to ensure learners to have a solid and sound knowledge of road marks, traffic signs and signals on Australia roads;

increase awareness of safety rules and regulations before learners are really driving on the road.

Driving Knowledge Exam (DKT Exam) Structure

45 DKT questions will be asked in the computer-based drivers knowledge exam (DKT exam).

To pass the driver knowledge exam (DKT exam), learner are required to answer at least 12 DKT questions correctly among the 15 general knowledge questions and at least 29 correctly among the 30 road safety questions.

Driver Knowledge Exam (DKT Exam) Topics To Be Covered

General Knowledge
Road Safety
Alcohol and Drugs
Fatigue and Defensive Driving
Intersections
Lanes
Negligent Driving
Pedestrians
Seat Belts / Restraints
Speed Limits
Traffic Lights
Traffic Signs

Further Info for Driver Knowledge Exam ( DKT Exam )

Latest Info about the Drivers Knowledge Test could be found at AU RTA


The Driver Qualification Test (DQT)

The DQT is a touch-screen, computer-based theory test which assesses:
1. Your knowledge of safe driving practices
2. Your ability to recognize and respond to potentially dangerous situations and react appropriately.

The DQT is one test made up of two parts:
Part 1: tests advanced safe driving knowledge (the Knowledge Test or KT).
Part 2: tests advanced hazard perception skills (the Hazard Perception Test or HP).

It`s a bit like a test made up of an advanced version of the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) that you passed to get a learner licence and the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) that you passed to get a P2 licence. However, the DQT is more complex than the DKT or the HPT. For example, the DQT knowledge test questions have four, not three answer alternatives and the questions will be more difficult. The hazard perception questions are longer and may require multiple responses. The DQT is the last part of the licensing scheme for new drivers. You must pass the DQT to progress from a P2 to a full driving licence.