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. The course cannot be completed in less than 10 days and 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 $199.00 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.
Devo2110 Wed 6 Oct 2021 Thur 7 Oct 2021 Tue 12 Oct 2021 Thur 14 Oct 2021 5:50pm to 8:00pm In car session before 13 December 2021 Book Now
Course 2110B will only run if sufficient numbers. Devo2110A students can move to B sessions 3 and 4 if A sessions 1 and 2 are completed, sessions must be completed in order
Devo2110B Mon 11 Oct 2021 Wed 13 Oct 2021 Mon 18 Oct 2021 Wed 20 Oct 2021 5:50pm to 8:00pm In car session before 19 December 2021 Book Now
Devo2111 Mon 1 Nov 2021 Wed 3 Nov 2021 Mon 8 Nov 2021 Wed 10 Nov 2021 5:50pm to 8:00pm In car session before 11 January 2022 Book Now
Devo2112 Tue 7 Dec 2021 Thur 9 Dec 2021 Tue 14 Dec 2021 Thur 16 Dec 2021 5:50pm to 8:00pm In car session before 14 February 2022 Book Now
Additional DDC classes may be run subject to minimum numbers.