Free professional driving lessons for learner drivers

A team from Western Sydney University and Curtin University have developed a driver training package specifically for learner drivers on the autism spectrum, to assist them in learning to drive and to maintain on-road safety.


Who can participate?

Individuals on the autism spectrum who have their learner’s permit (or can obtain it), and have completed less than 5 hours’ professional lessons with a driving instructor. Individuals with no experience with a driving instructor are also invited to apply. 


What  do I need to do?

  • Complete questionnaires about your overall cognition and driving behaviours
  • Complete a series of short driving routes in a dual control vehicle with a qualified instructor
  • Participate in 10 driving lessons sponsored by the project, with a professional driving instructor in a dual controlled car

Where is it held?

  • Initial assessment at Western Sydney University, Hawkesbury Campus
  • Once you’re enrolled to the project, we’ll pair you up with a professional driving instructor who serves your residential area for your 10 free driving lessons!

What are the upcoming dates?

October 2018 to February 2019


How do I register?

To express your interest to participate or to find out more, please contact:


This study has been approved by Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval number HRE2016-0130)