Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses Queenstown

Rachael runs this NZTA certified and approved advanced driving skills course. Participants learn skills that will reduce the liklihood of them being involved in a crash such as visual search and scanning while driving, hazard detection and risk management. The course reduces the full licence wait time by 6 months (if you are aged under 25 years of age), or by 3 months (if you are aged 25 years of age and over). The course is run by Rachael Gerard in Queenstown and gives course participants the tools required to drive defensively for life.

This course is 9 hours in duration and includes:

  • 4 classroom sessions (2 hours each)
  • 1 in-car practical drive session

To successfully complete this course you need to attend all four sessions in the correct order and the one hour practical drive. The practical drive is the perfect pre-test refresher and we cover hazard detection and response which is in the full licence test.  The practical drive needs to be taken within 8 weeks of session 4. At the completion of your practical drive we will sign off your completed Street Talk logbook and issue you with a certificate as proof of course completion.

The defensive driving course is open to anyone on their learners, restricted or full licence. Those on their learner licence should have some driving experience and be close to sitting their restricted licence test. Completing our Street Talk defensive driving course on your learner or restricted licence will reduce the amount of time you spend on your restricted licence.

Full licence holders

If you have been referred by the NZ Police, are referred by the Courts on the Police Diversion program or just want to improve your skills and awareness, this course is for you. It will teach you improved hazard awareness improve your driving skills for life.


St Johns Training Room 1, Douglas Street, Frankton. 

May Course (4-6pm)

Session 1: Monday 20th  May
Session 2: Thursday 23rd May
Session 3: Monday 27th May
Session 4: Thursday 30th May

August Course (4-6pm)

Session 1: Monday 5th  May
Session 2: Thursday 8th May
Session 3: Monday 12th May
Session 4: Thursday 15th May

Inquire with Rachael about future 2019 course dates.

Note: Minimum course numbers apply

$250 per person. To register or for future course dates please email Rachael: or visit our contact us page.