Devonport Driving School
Driver Training and Defensive Driving Courses on the Shore
DDC 2013 The new 2013 Defensive Driving Course (DDC) is owned by the Automobile Associations 'AA Driver Training' and is approved by the New Zealand Transport Authority, NZTA.

Learners can attend a defensive driving course once they have held the learner licence for 4 months or have had at least 50 hours driving experience. Doing the course while on a learner licence will help with passing the restricted licence test as the one hour in-car session helps develop driving skills.

Restricted licence holders can attend anytime.
The DDC has been created around the Governments' "Safer Journeys" road safety strategy 2012 - 2020 and NZQA industry unit standards. The course is conducted for Devonport Driving School by Sharon a NZQA qualified instructor and AA Driver Training licenced tutor who has pledged to support road safety. The DDC has been designed around the latest international research, best practice road safety and driver education interventions. The DDC is for learners, restricted and full licence holders. Completing this DDC course reduces the time required on the restricted license. The DDC is about drivers and driving, all types of drivers, roads and vehicles. The DDC essentially covers 3 main areas:
* You, as the driver.
* The vehicle.
* The driving environment.
The DDC is fundamental in supporting the demands of drivers in the New Zealand driving environment, in both the practical skills and behavioural attributes required to develope driver confidence, knowledge and responsibility.
The course is conducted in our air conditioned training suite located in Narrow Neck (between Takapuna and Devonport, near Belmont and Bayswater) on Aucklands North Shore by company director Sharon.
The Defensive Driving Course consists of 4 two hour in classroom theory sessions and the fifth in-car assessment session. All sessions must be attended in order. If you miss a session you can continue on the next course.
In total, it takes less than nine hours of your time to complete the course.
Complete course costs $230.00 including 60 days free access to eDrive
Apply on line or Download application form
Course No. Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Time
Courses may be moved or cancelled as required by Covid alert levels.
Devo2202 Tue 19 Apr 2022 Thur 21 Apr 2022 Tue 26 Apr 2022 Thur 28 Apr 2022 5:50pm to 8:00pm In car session before 27 June 2022
Devo2205 Tue 3 May 2022 Thur 5 May 2022 Tue 10 May 2022 Thur 12 May 2022 5:50pm to 8:00pm In car session before 10 June 2022
Additional DDC classes may be run subject to minimum numbers.